Although we are not able to hold a vigil this year, Tuesday, November 20 is the national observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance,” an annual observance brought into being following the murder of Rita Hester on November 28, 1998. More information can be found here as to the history of this event and observances planned in our region. Here also is a prayer for this day of remembrance: “Transgender Remembrance Prayer” - Transforming Hearts Collective
Please join us as we gather for worship this coming Sunday with a message from our minister titled “A Harvest of Gratitude.” Our service will be followed immediately by the opportunity to break bread together at our annual Harvest Feast in the library annex (please see below for more info on the Feasting).
All are welcome!
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.”
~ Melody Beattie
Please join us for worship this Sunday as we begin our exploration of what it means to be a people of memory with a message titled “Hearts Will Work Again” by Victoria Safford.
Our worship leader for the morning will be Laura McBride.
“Memory is fickle and human beings are complicated. How do you hold the wholeness of a person, and
your own wholeness, and injury and tenderness, anger and resilience, through the mystery of memory?
How do we hold each other, see each other, and hold the complicated stories of our complicated living?
And where is the home of your soul?” ~ Rev. Victoria Safford
Our worship service this Sunday is designed to support and inspire our spirits as
we approach Election Day 2018 with a message from Norma Bailey titled “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
We hope you will join us!
“O, let America be America again
The land that never has been yet
And yet must be…”
~ Langston Hughes
Our worship service this Sunday provides us an opportunity to bridge our October and November worship themes with a message from our minister titled “The Sanctuary of Remembrance” – we hope you will join us.
To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves. ~ Alice Walker
Please join us for worship this Sunday as we continue our exploration of what it means to be a
people of sanctuary with a message from our minister titled “The Shelter of Each Other.”
“As we dig deeper, we are reminded that the sanctuaries in our lives do more than simply protect us. They
also send us. They don’t just help us heal from our journeys; they also strengthen us for the new journeys
ahead. In their fullest, they are not escape houses as much as fueling stations. […] Having been blessed with
shelter, we are strengthened to offer that same gift of shelter to others. In other words, sanctuary always
comes with a calling. So the question for all of us this month is not just “Where do you find shelter?” but
“Having been empowered by shelter, how can you share that same gift with others?” ~ Soul Matters team
This coming Sunday, October 14, we will have the opportunity to be in sanctuary together to hear a message
that will challenge us to examine differently the roots of our UU faith. The message for the morning -
“A Non- Christian Appreciation of Christianity” – was written and will be presented by Guy Newland.
Please join us!
“The reality is that no matter what religious source or tradition is most precious to us, it should not overwhelm the great freedom and invitation that Unitarian Universalism offers us. I do not want Unitarian Universalism to “become more Christian.” My hope is that our faith, which we love, becomes as healthy, strong, and vibrant as it can be, and that we remain open and sensitive to the role that Jesus’ message has played and can play in our becoming who we would be as Unitarian Universalists.” ~ Stephen Kendrick
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as the calendar is updated each week...and changes do occur.
Please note that unless otherwise indicated, worship will be led by UUFCM minister