Worship Schedule

November Ministry Theme—Justice, Equity, and Compassion

November 3, 2019: 1619: 400 Years of Perseverance - In 1619, the first people from the continent of Africa were brought to this country to be enslaved. The history of this forced migration and the descendants of those captives includes stories of systematic and institutionalized racism, as well as stories of perseverance in the face of unrelenting, often violent, oppression. With inspiration from the work of the Association of African American Life and History and testimonials from congregation members, we will engage with this history and its meaning for us today. Rev. Lisa preaching.

November 10, 2019: Living Our Faith Out Loud - Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, Unitarian Universalist Association, guest preaching. In the midst of these defining times, in the midst of tumult—societal, political and climate related—Unitarian Universalism offers a powerful message of both compassion and interdependence. How can we live these values in bold, courageous ways that have the power to make a measurable difference today and for the future? Please join us for this powerful service.

November 17, 2019: A Life in Ministry - As we so often say, everyone has a ministry, each one of us has a calling to serve. Some of us have chosen UU ministry as our calling, serving as religious professionals in a wide variety of ways, while living the values of “Love, Service and Justice.” Rev. Martha Niebanck (Minister Emerita), Rev. Eliza Blanchard (Community/Affiliate Minister), Rev. Lisa Perry-Wood (Senior Minister), and Jud Wolfskill (Ministerial Intern) will share reflections on their own journeys to ministry.

November 24, 2019: For All That is Our Life - Our annual all ages Thanksgiving Service will offer reflections on gratitude and mindfulness. There will be music and movement, co-preaching by Rev. Lisa and one of our teens, and active participation of our young people, followed by our Thanksgiving potluck community lunch.

Yearlong Ministry Theme for 2019-2020: Living Our Faith Heritage

Monthly Themes

Sept. 2019

The Interdependent Web of All Existence

Oct. 2019

Inherent Worth and Dignity

Nov. 2019

Justice, Equity, and Compassion

Dec. 2019

Acceptance and Encouragement

Jan. 2020

The Search for Truth and Meaning

Feb. 2020

Conscience and Democracy

Mar. 2020

Mission and Vision

Apr. 2020

A World Community of Peace, Liberty and Justice

May 2020

Mystery, Wonder and Prophecy

Jun. 2020

The Sacred Circle of Life