The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Celebrating our Rainbow Chalice. Through song, story and reflection, Leia Durland-Jones and Rev. Wik will explore in multigenerational community what it means to live our values as UUs.  If you have ever struggled with articulating what UUs believe, this service will help you think about ways to articulate (y)our […]

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Read the Order of Service. Because of the nature of this service, the sermon for this week contains the sermons for both the 9:15 and 11:15 service. The 11:15 service sermon starts at approximately 22:45. In each of the congregations Rev. Wik served previously there was the tradition of having an annual “question box” Sunday.  Congregants […]

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Read the Order of Service. It was during the first few years of my first settled call that I first started working with a spiritual director, and this guy was the real deal — spiritual director, Episcopal priest, and Jungian analyst.  A seeker’s trifecta.  I remember one day when we were talking about the wrestling I […]

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We’ve been saying the same words of welcome to and with one another for several years now.  “Whoever you are, whomever you love, however you express your identity … you have a place here.  We all have a place here.  We all are welcome here.” At the end of this morning’s service we’re going to […]

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Read the Order of Service. These three questions were inscribed by the artist Paul Gauguin on a painting in 1897, and they form the basis of one of our hymns.  (Where do we come from?  What are we?  Where are we going?)  They also suggest an intellectual approach to forming identity — our identity (individual or […]

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Read the Order of Service. After coming home from General Assembly this past summer, our Director of Faith Development, Leia Durland-Jones, told me that I should watch the Sunday morning service and, particularly, to listen to the sermon that had been given by the Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd.  Not that much after, our Director of Administration […]

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January 22, 2017: The Prophetic Role

“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.”  This description of a then still upcoming television program was published in a Scottish newspaper last week.  It continues, “Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is […]

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December 24, 2016: Christmas Eve Services

4:30:   Christmas Pageant Read the Order of Service. Our annual highly participatory Christmas Pageant is a fully family-friendly event. 7:00:  UU Christian Community Our Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship offers communion in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. 8:00:  A Service of Stories and Carols Read the Order of Service. Hear the meaning of Christmas through different lenses, sing some […]

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December 18, 2016: Of Holidays and Holydays

Read the Order of Service. During this “holiday season” there are celebrations to mark the birth of the Prophet ﷺ, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve (not to mention Festivus).  What are Unitarian Universalists to make of this, and what might this season tell us about being a people of presence?  Rev. […]

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