Sunday Services

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Feed My Sheep | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Feed My Sheep Rev. Dawn Fortune The week before Thanksgiving is when many Americans think about those who do not have enough food. Studies have reported that United States residents eat more food on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. (The second most gluttonous day is Superbowl Sunday.) As a faith devoted … Continued

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | The Harvest | Rev. Dawn Fortune

The Harvest Rev. Dawn Fortune The air is crisp and cool, beach days are finally behind us for the year, and our thoughts turn toward the coming winter. As farmers harvest their fields, what is it we reap from this time of the year? What do we name as the products of our growing season? … Continued

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | Pay Attention! | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Pay Attention! Rev. Dawn Fortune The news of the day shouts at us from electronic devices and the newspaper that lands on our front step. What does it mean to pay attention to our larger world, and how do we balance that with attention to our own emotional and spiritual health? Join us for a … Continued

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | The Passing of Time | Rev. Dawn Fortune

The Passing of Time Rev. Dawn Fortune In the season of Samhain, All Saint’s Day, and Día de los Muertos, we feel our connection to those who have passed from this world into whatever comes next. Contemplating loss and mortality prompts us to examine our relationships with one another and how we fit together in … Continued

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Samhain | Lay speaker Theresa McReynolds

Samhain Lay speaker Theresa McReynolds Theresa considers Samhain one of the most high holidays in our pagan tradition — it is the New Year, and the time when the veil is thin between the world of the living and the dead. If we pay attention, our ancestors can return to visit us and give us … Continued

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | What Have We Wrought? | Rev. Dawn Fortune

What Have We Wrought? Rev. Dawn Fortune On the weekend of Indigenous People’s Day, we consider the effects of exploration by Europeans on this continent and how those foundational patterns affect us today – in our culture, our government, and our spiritual practice. In the context of our monthly theme of “Belonging,” how do the … Continued

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | We Belong Together(ish) | Rev. Dawn Fortune

We Belong Together(ish) Rev. Dawn Fortune In a denomination rooted deeply in individual freedom and integrity, Unitarian Universalists can experience tension between that independence and the very human need for deep connection. What does it mean to belong — to a congregation, a town, a global community?

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Hold On (Loosely) | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Hold On (Loosely) Rev. Dawn Fortune The magical of covenants is that they leave room for human error and forgiveness. As humans, we make mistakes, poor decisions, and bad choices. As members of a covenanted community, we commit ourselves to remaining in relationship. But what happens when someone will not or cannot abide by the … Continued