Site Updates

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Next Sunday, Dec. 8 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “Including You.” What does it truly mean to be a community of expansive and open welcome? Join us to explore what it could entail to become a place of extravagant love and ever-deepening inclusion.

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 8:

Special Holiday Worship opportunities – Special holiday worship services are listed on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

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Current Newsletter – The December issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here with multiple options for reading. The PDF version also is linked on the Newsletter Download page.

News Blog – The following articles are new on the Church News Blog since last Sunday:

Simple Gifts Workshop – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted this article about the workshop on the R.E. News Blog.

Upcoming Events – See the details about numerous events in December on this page.

Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team – The former Sanctuary Congregation Team is now the Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team. Read about the team here.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Beginning next Sunday, Dec. 1, we return to offering only one worship service at 10:30 a.m. Join one of our favorite guest preachers, the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson, for a rousing and thought-provoking service. Rev. Dr. Dawson is pastor of Dawson Journeys Ministry and teaches philosophy and religion at area colleges.

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 1:

Special Holiday Worship opportunities – Special holiday worship services are listed on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

December Worship Schedule – The complete schedule of Sunday worship services in December can be found here.

News Blog – The following stories are new on our General News Blog since last Sunday:

Adult Religious Education – The December mini-mester for adult religious education will be “Holiday First Aid,” presented by Rev. Molly. Read about the classes here.

Festival of Sharing – The December focus for Festival of Sharing is now available here.

RE Schedule – December children’s religious education classes and other activities can be viewed on this page.

Forum – As noted on the Forum page, December programs have not yet been finalized. Each week at Forum the program for the next week will be announced.

Disability and Inclusion Team – This page has been updated to reflect that the team formerly known as the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team has been renamed the Disability and Inclusion Team.

Board Information – Before each meeting of our Board of Trustees, this page is updated with the board’s agenda and related documents, the minutes of the previous board meeting, and the minister’s monthly report.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – “Feasting Together” is the theme of the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services next Sunday, Nov. 24. Rev. Molly and DRE Jamila Batchelder will lead the multi-generational services featuring our beloved Thanksgiving cornbread communion and reflections on the ways community is formed by giving and receiving blessing. We will create an altar of gratitude for the blessings of our earth and ask you to bring a fruit or vegetable to place on the altar. Then you are invited to stay after the service to turn the collected bounty into something yummy for our evening Harvest Potluck!

Other activities on Sunday, Nov. 24:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 10:05 a.m.
    • There will be no children’s R.E. classes because worship will be multi-generational
    • The Youth Choir will practice at 12:15 p.m.
    • YRUU will meet at 12:30 p.m.
    • The monthly “Walk on the Wild Side” will start from the church at 1:30 p.m.
    • Our Harvest Potluck Supper will take place at 6 p.m.

New page: Building Task Force – Our Building Task Force has arranged a “Next Steps Weekend” with a UUA consultant Dec. 6-8, 2019 to help determine our congregation’s readiness to move forward with a Capital Campaign. This new page provides background on our evolving efforts to address the accessibility and space needs of our growing church and will be updated as the process continues. There is a new button in the “See What’s New” section of the left sidebar that will take you to this page. The “Next Steps Weekend” is also featured in a box on the home page – email Patty Daus if you would like to participate.

Sanctuary Team – This page has been updated to reflect that David Gibbons is the new co-chair of the Sanctuary Team after Rev. Dottie Mathews stepped down because of her commitment to evolving and expanding UUA immigrant justice efforts.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – “What Do We Seek Here?” is the title of the sermon by the Rev. Dottie Mathews, our Affiliated Community Minister, at our 9 and 11 a.m. worship services on Nov. 17. In our Unitarian Universalist faith, there is no precept demanding weekend attendance, nor are any “extra heavenly points” awarded to those who actively participate in Sunday services and in other fellowship opportunities at the church. Join Rev. Dottie as we ponder together: Why is it that we do come? What is it we are hoping to find here? And what is our role in being attuned to the hopes that others bring with them as they venture into our doors?

Other activities on Sunday, Nov. 17:

Text of “Reparations and Soul Repair” Sermon – Rev. Molly’s Feb. 24, 2019 sermon was previously posted as a podcast here. It is now also available as a PDF on this podcast page and on the Sermon Archive page.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed previous announcements, the November issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here. The PDF version also is linked on the Newsletter Download page.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – “With Heat and Great Effort” is the title of Rev. Molly’s sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. Youth Collaborative Services on Nov. 10. Beloved community is not a thing that simply happens. Rather, it is created, under heat and with great effort. Join us to reflect upon what it really means to forge community and why it is the most important hard thing we do. YRUU members helped plan and may participate in the service.

Other activities on Sunday, Nov. 10:

Special Note: There is a new photo on the home page of our adult choir performing at worship this morning. A portion of the same photo is now included in the cycling photo display at the top of each page.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed the announcement this past week, the November issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here. The PDF version also is linked on the Newsletter Download page.

Worship Services – The complete schedule of November worship services can be found here.

RE Schedule – The schedule of November RE classes and other RE events is now posted here.

Forum Discussion Group – See the November Forum schedule at the top of this page.

New photo page: Nov. 3, 2019 – Remembrance Sunday and Honduras fundraiser – You can view five photos taken during and after this morning’s 11 a.m. worship service on this new photo page, which also is now linked on the Photos & Video page.

General Church News Blog – The following posts are new since last Sunday:

Music – Information on this page has been updated and a new photo added.

Upcoming Events – Numerous events in November are now listed on this page.

Festival of Sharing – The November focus for Festival of Sharing now appears here.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.