Sunday Services

Sunday, June 30, 2024 | Cooking Your Life | Rick Smykla

Sunday, June 30, 2024 Cooking Your Life Rick Smykla When preparing a meal in a Zen monastery, it is said that the cook “must handle the ingredients as carefully as if they were his own eyes.” Seeing the kitchen as a model for the entire world gives us a sense of the utmost care needed … Continued

Sunday, June 23, 2024 | Renewal | Stephanie Garrett

Sunday, June 23, 2024 Renewal Stephanie Garrett Renewal for Stephanie Garrett was to be born again. She attended a Black Baptist Church in her youth, and after college stopped attending. Her mental and spiritual understanding of developing her own theology, began to take shape, though it’s an ongoing process. She defines herself as a spiritual … Continued

Sunday, June 2, 2024 | Metaphor as Spiritual Practice | Rev. Rosemarie Newberry

Sunday, June 2, 2024 Metaphor as Spiritual Practice Rev. Rosemarie Newberry Dr. Rev. Kendyl Gibbons, long time president of the American Humanists, created spiritual practices for UUs. Gibbons’ other practices were: beauty, ambiguity, covenant, and gratitude. Metaphor takes us deeper into our spirit and faith. Come, let’s go deeper together. Bio: The Rev Rosemarie Newberry … Continued

Sunday, May 26, 2024 | Happiness | Cynthia Grzywinski

Sunday, May 26, 2024 Happiness Cynthia Grzywinski In these uncertain times, we hear a lot about happiness – all kinds of advice on how to pursue it, how to attain and maintain it. The right to pursue something called “happiness” even appears in the US Declaration of Independence, but what does it mean to be … Continued

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | The Nine Commandments | Rev Charlie Dieterich

Sunday, May 19, 2024 The Nine Commandments Rev Charlie Dieterich Sure, you obey the ten commandments, but how about the nine? As Jewel sang: “In the end only kindness matters.” Bio: After a first career as a television system designer, Charlie Dieterich changed directions, attended Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley California, and … Continued

Sunday, May 12, 2024 | The Difficulty of Being Just | Mark Bernstein

Sunday, May 12, 2024 The Difficulty of Being Just Mark Bernstein Potter Stewart wrote that “Fairness is what justice really is.” What does it mean to be fair and just in our interactions with others and how do these qualities define us as Unitarian Universalists? Bio: Mark Bernstein is a former staff member with the … Continued

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | The Flower Communion | Jess Dunn Safonof

Sunday, May 5, 2024 The Flower Communion Jess Dunn Safonof Join us as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of life with the unique UU ritual of The Flower Communion. Please bring a flower with you, from your home, garden, a field, or the roadside to be used in the ritual. This ceremony originated nearly … Continued

Sunday, April 28, 2024 | I Do Mind! | Alison Maxfield

Sunday, April 28, 2024 I Do Mind! Alison Maxfield They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but what about the mind that fashioned both? This sermon will discuss how to “mind” your personal power through the use of mindfulness, wise language practices, and affirmations. Bio: Alison Maxfield, LCSW is honored to be sharing … Continued