Service will be led by Joyce Henricks, and coordinated by Laura McBride.
Our worship theme for the month of October asks what does it mean to be a people of courage? Our worship this Sunday will be crafted around what it means to have the courage of our convictions; our minister will share a message titled “On Being Co-Conspirators – Not Allies.” Our gathering for worship is the very heartbeat of this congregation – please plan to attend – even if the publicized message doesn’t light your hair on fire…come anyway! The worship experience is always more than the sum of its parts.
“Let no one think that the birth of humanity is to be felt without terror. The transformations that await us cost everything in the way of courage and sacrifice. Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.” ~ Mary Caroline Richards
Our worship this Sunday will be a mosaic on the courage needed to resist cynicism. Our gathering for worship is the very heartbeat of this congregation – please plan to attend!
“When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas. Cynicism means your automatic answer becomes “No.” Cynicism means you presume everything will end in disappointment.”
~ Caitlin Moran
In worship this Sunday, we will kick-off our exploration of courage with a message titled “Courage Is a Heart Word.” Our gathering for worship is the very heartbeat of this congregation – please plan to attend!
“Our word ‘courage’; comes from the French word coeur, ‘heart’. Courage is a willingness to act from the heart, to let your heart lead the way, not knowing what will be required of you next, and if you can do it.”
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen
Our worship theme for the month of October asks what does it mean to be a people of courage? “Courage is not just available to warriors and heroes. Courage has been tucked into every one of us, if we but learn to tap it. Can we take down our defenses and walk out into the world with only a hat to cover our hearts? Vulnerable and exposed, we are invited to step over the lines of fear we have drawn around us, to expand our boundaries ever outward to that place where we might truly and tenderly meet one another.” ~ Karen Hering, Consulting Literary Minister for Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, Minnesota. Read more about our October theme here.
Our worship theme for the month of September examines the question: What does it mean to be a people of welcome? Our closing installment of this thematic focus this coming Sunday, September 24, will feature a message titled “Learning to Welcome Conversations about Race” - yes, my beloveds – we are going there again. There’s a banner hanging over our front door that invites others into conversation here…and I ask you - where is our conversation now? What have we learned and what are we doing? Where are we stuck? I encourage you to join us for worship this Sunday as we close our exploration of being a people of welcome and lean into what it means to be a people of courage. ~ DD
“I wonder if, in our efforts to “be the change we wish to see in the world,” we stop short at our ideal selves: the idea of ourselves we are most comfortable with. I wonder how often I think I’ve already been the change — and I’m waiting idly for the tendencies of the world to catch up…“Change” is a word on wheels. It’s not a destination, but a journey. If I am to “be change,” I must commit to humility and refuse to settle for my own comforting achievements.” ~ DeReau K. Farrar
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Please note that unless otherwise indicated, worship will be led by UUFCM minister