Sunday Morning Worship

We hold Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 a.m., September through June. Lay-led services are held in July and August. Children's Religious Education (RE) classes and nursery care (for little ones under age 4) are provided during the service beginning at the end of September.  

Special evening worship services are also held throughout the year including our Annual Holiday Vespers Service, Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, and our  Annual Maunday Thursday Communion Service.

Upcoming Worship Opportunities

, June 23, 2013  9:00 AM
rom Louisville, KY"

Beginning June 28, we commence our Annual Summer Sunday Service Program.  As is our custom, these services take place in the lounge and are led by a host of lay leaders in the church and community who provide a time for reflection, contemplation, movement and creativity in a relaxed, informal environment.  This summer includes a spectacular array of opportunities for discussion and personal discovery.  Services are at 10:00 AM (except for June 28 which begins at Noon), and are over between Noon - 12:15.  As has become tradition, many of our summer service enthusiasts then retire to lunch at a local restaurant for roaming coffee hour and to continue the conversation.  While there is no formal child-care during the summer, these services are family friendly and children of all ages are welcome.  This year, we also plan to provide air conditioning for the lounge during services. 

 

Sunday, June 28, NOON - Aaron Payson - Worship from UUA General Assembly, Portland, OR (potluck lunch)

We'll gather for our first Summer Worship Service next Sunday and join thousands of Unitarian Universalists from around the country in Portland, OR and online for the Sunday Morning Worship from General Assembly. The Reverend Alison Miller, Senior Minister of Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, is the worship leader for this special service.

 

Sunday, July 5,    10:00 AM - Joan Webster - Holiday Service

Participants will be invited to name what they would like the group to talk about. What have you been musing about? Come, let us share thoughts and time. This has become our tradition for summer holiday services.

 

Sunday, July 12, 10:00 AM - Judy Savage - The Good Idea

Judy will explore a sermon of the same title by UU minister, Rev. Georganne Greene, about sharing good ideas.

 

Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM - Joan Webster - Who am I? - Racial Biography

This service  will include an exploration of what has shaped the self imagines we carry. No preparation is needed. Participants will write racial autobiographies and we will discuss the process, not necessarily the details. Depending on time, we may also write religious autobiographies.

 

Sunday, July 26, 10:00 AM - Charles Innis - Books of My Life

As some would agree, my life has been somewhat out of the ordinary in various ways.  Reading has been fundamental in my ability to understand, cope, and restore myself and to shape my life; some books have done more than others.  I would like to share some of those with you, as I did several years ago, and encourage discussion about them and others.

 

Sunday, Aug. 2,  10:00 AM - Jim McGrath - The Path from Illness to Healing

Jim will share some thoughts about his journey in dealing with debilitating illness and how he has found ways to cope and  find hope and purpose. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 9,  10:00 AM - Charles Innis - On Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

We will continue the theme from July 26th.  I certainly did not stop reading (hope that I never will), and have found some new books and new insights.   Quiet, by Susan Cain, has provided a great deal of insight in particular.  I will focus on that; if you can read it beforehand, it will add dimension to our discussion.

 

Sunday, Aug 16, 10:00 AM - Joan McGinn - The Wizard of Oz and the Quest to Find Home

In this fun summer service, we will look deeply into the story, meaning and archetypes of the characters in the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy's quest to find home.  While it can be seen as just a simple story of friendship and longing, it also has resonance for the many of us who are also seekers.  With discussion from the assembled group, this is bound to be an interesting service!!  This program is a reprise of one done many years ago, but some people have asked for it again, so here goes!

 

Sunday, Aug 23, 10:00 AM - Dianne Mann - Knitting Beloved Community

Knitting is a meditative, relaxing hobby that many people (both men and women) have enjoyed throughout the ages.  This service is designed to blend meditative practice with the task of beginning to knit a shawl for a member of our beloved Community.  Participants who so choose will participate in knitting a shawl and reflecting on what our Community has means to them.

 

Sunday, Aug 30, 10:00 AM - Thomas Pierce -  There Ought to be a Law

We will talk about whether we can regulate public behavior in the USA in light of the protections granted to individuals under our Constitution.

 

Sunday, Sept. 6, 10:00 AM - Joan Webster - Holiday Service

Participants will be invited to name what they would like the group to talk about. What have you been musing about? Come, let us share thoughts and time. This has become our tradition for summer holiday services.