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Upcoming Sermons & Services

December Worship Theme - Love

Intergenerational Pageant

UUCR Children & Youth
December 17 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for an exploration of the spirit of the winter holiday season. The UUCR Children and Youth will lead us in a UU adaptation of the O. Henry story, "The Gift of the Magi," including our own Intergenerational Pageant Choir!
 
Grace Cho and Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Multigenerational Service—All ages gather together in the Sanctuary for the entire service. Loving care is provided to the youngest members of our ocmmunity (infant - 3 years) in Building 3, Room 33. 

Winter Solstice Celebration

Lay-led Ritual
December 17 - 7:00 p.m.

We gather to honor this darkest time of the year, acknowledging and welcoming the coming light with music, ritual, reflection, food, and fellowship. All are welcome! Please wear comfortable clothing that permits movement and brief outdoor activity. Bring a poem or reading if you wish, and maybe a small contribution to the reception afterwards. Contact Lisa Reed or Cynthia Shires-Thurston to learn more.

A Morning in Winter

Worship Arts Team
December 24 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us this morning for a service of poetry, readings, stories, and songs.
 
Informal Service—We will gather in an informal setting, with all ages welcome. Sunday School classes will not meet.

Family-friendly Christmas Eve Service
Little Drummer BoyThe Gifts We Bring

Rev. Rebekah Savage
December 24 - 4:30 p.m.

Candle lighting, special music, and the singing of carols. A family-friendly service that celebrates the gifts we all bring to the world. Rev. Rebekah Savage will offer a Christmas Eve homily, The Gifts We Bring—whether humble or lavish, tis the season of sharing our gifts and homes with our loved ones. Perhaps the most valuable gifts of the season are the ones we give and receive from the heart. We resist with love the temptations of overindulgent consumerism and intend with love to focus on the spiritual blessings of the season. There will be a cookie reception following the service—please bring cookies to share on a serving plate!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Adult Choir
Love Incarnate

Rev. Lynn Strauss
December 24 - 8:30 p.m.

Our choir will sing and Rev. Lynn Strauss will offer a Christmas sermon, Love Incarnate. Join us to sing carols and rest in the glow of our sanctuary. A cookie reception will follow the service—please bring cookies to share on a serving plate, and stay and visit with friends new and old!

Poetry, PJ's, and Pancakes

Rev. Rebekah Savage
December 31 - 10:00 a.m.

Poetry expresses the infinite with brevity and raw emotion. Poetry can inspire and change how we see the world. Come in your favorite PJ's with a beloved poem or two and we will enjoy a casual service together. We are honored to have some of the Tool Time gents treat us to a pancake breakfast prior to the service. Come be fed in body and soul!
 
Informal Service—We will gather in an informal setting, with all ages welcome. Sunday School classes will not meet.


January Worship Theme - Discovery

The Promises We Make

Rev. Lynn Strauss
January 7 -
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Welcome to the new year at UUCR. Rev. Lynn Strauss will reflect on the promises we make in the new year, and the promise that the new year might bring to us all. (Donuts from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. only...)
 
The UUCR Choir will sing under the direction of our new Interim Music Director. Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Multigenerational Service—All ages gather together in the Sanctuary for the entire service. Loving care is provided to the youngest members of our ocmmunity (infant - 3 years) in Building 3, Room 33. 
 
Join in the Middle Hour choices from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., including Emerson's Sunrise Coffee Circle (conversation), Spirit of Life Sangha (meditation), and Intergenerational Improv with Andy Moore and Caroline Pettit.

 
 

 

Past Sermons

Read or listen to a recent Sunday sermon below, or visit our archived sermons for more. Transcripts are saved as PDFs, and mp3 audio can be played online.

12/10/2017

Love Lifts Us

Rev. Rebekah Savage
Reading(s):

12/03/2017

Love Lessons of a Lifetime

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Reading(s):

11/26/2017

Courageous Love

Rev. Rebekah Savage
Reading(s):
  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world

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