April 30 Inherent Worth and Sanity Lay speaker Matt Honig What is a mental disorder? What is the state of the mental health system? Why should we care? All of these are complicated questions, but the answers to some (and more) will be answered in a sermon getting us ready for May’s Mental Health Month. … Continued
Earth Day Rev. John Marsh and others We will celebrate spring and the earth, talk about some of the threats to the Pinelands, and recommit ourselves to living gently as part of the natural world.
April 16 Easter Celebration Rev. John Marsh We will look at some parallels between the story of Harry Potter and the Christian Gospels, celebrate some good news, and sing songs of rejoicing. Wearing of Easter bonnets is encouraged — regardless of gender.
Friday, April 14 7 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service Rev. John Marsh and others Ours is an optimistic faith. This is a service that requires us to acknowledge some hard truths. Not all that wounds us makes us stronger. Sometimes there is nothing redemptive about suffering. We will remember stories of crucifixions both ancient and … Continued
Palm Sunday Rev. John Marsh Palm Sunday remembers a day on which a population puts reason aside and goes crazy over a charismatic leader. Within a week the crowd will turn on the savior as the cause of all of their problems. For many Unitarian Universalists, it is an invitation to look within.
Inspiration from General Assembly Lay speakers Stephanie & Aaron Thomas and Melissa Hutchison Every year representatives from Congregations all over the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) gather to learn, conduct business, sing, and be joyous together. It happens in June, and this year it will happen in New Orleans. Some of those who attended … Continued
Welcome as a Spiritual Practice Guest Speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan Think you know what it means to be a Welcoming Congregation? Think again! Guest speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan, former manager of the Welcoming Congregation Program for the UUA, will deliver a sermon in honor of the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice that will … Continued
March 19 A Fool for the Web Rev. John Marsh Our faith calls us to use reason, and it also calls us to sometimes do more than can be reasonably expected.
U.N. Sunday Guest speaker Bruce Knotts The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office’s director, Bruce Knotts, will make a case for balanced emphasis on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity (caring for others). He will delve into issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and international relations, income inequality, and the influences of money, power, privilege , and the … Continued
UUs Got Talent, or The Sermon on the Amount Rev. John Marsh This Sunday morning’s service will be the kick-off for the Congregation’s annual Stewardship Campaign. It will feature a story told by Jesus, another told by Shakespeare, and quotes from Benjamin Franklin. It will be all that, and either a cherry on top or … Continued