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Upcoming Sermons & Services

October Worship Theme - Practice

How Strong is Our Faith: Embracing the 8th Principle

Paula Cole Jones, Guest Speaker
October 22

We welcome Paula Cole Jones back to our pulpit this morning for our second White Supremacy Teach-In. Ms. Jones is co-author of the 8th Principle being considered across the Unitarian Universalist Assocation. She is founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity) and a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries). She is a diversity consultant, and has edited a book titled Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity. 
 
Special music will be provided by UUCR Musicians.
 
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, children and youth spend the “First Fifteen” minutes in the Sanctuary for the multigenerational portion of the worship service, after which they follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of Preschool through 3rd Grade are asked to collect their children from classrooms prior to 11:15 a.m. Nursery care in Building 3, Room 33.
 
Following the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Ms. Jones will lead us in a White Supremacy Teach-in Dialogue. All are welcome. Youth are invited to participate. Contact Rena Geibel by October 18 with the names and ages of children if you'd like to request nursery care for 0-4 year olds. Quiet, self-directed activities will be available in the reat of the Sanctuary for children 5 and older.
 

Between the Worlds: All Souls Day

Rev. Rebekah Montgomery
October 29

For our time of worship today, we honor those beloveds among us who no longer walk the earth and share space in our hearts. We reflect on legacy as a spiritual gift, both in maintaining a connection with the past, and as we practice building towards our shared future. We will build an altar of Beloved Memories—please bring a picture or memento of those you would like to honor in our time of worship.

The Adult Choir will sing. Justin Furnia on piano.
 
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, children and youth spend the “First Fifteen” minutes in the Sanctuary for the multigenerational portion of the worship service, after which they follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of Preschool through 3rd Grade are asked to collect their children from classrooms prior to 11:15 a.m. Nursery care in Building 3, Room 33.
 

November Worship Theme - Courage

Courageous Citizenship

Rev. Lynn Strauss
November 5

Because every Election Day matters, Rev. Strauss will preach on the responsibilities of citizenship. What are the most courageous steps we can take to meet our obligations? Why does citizenship mean so much to those who don't yet have it, and so little, seemingly, to those who do? Why is the power of symbols—flags, anthems, and monuments—so divisive? What does it mean to truly love your country?
 
The Adult Choir will sing. Justin Furnia on piano.
 
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, children and youth spend the “First Fifteen” minutes in the Sanctuary for the multigenerational portion of the worship service, after which they follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of Preschool through 3rd Grade are asked to collect their children from classrooms prior to 11:15 a.m. Nursery care in Building 3, Room 33.

 

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.

10/15/2017

Practice, Not Perfect

Rev. Lynn Strauss
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10/08/2017

Practice Truth-telling: Who "Discovered" America?

Rev. Lynn Strauss
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10/01/2017

Dare to Forgive

Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith, Guest Minister
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  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world

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