Sunday Services

A Letter from Rev Dawn Fortune

Gentle People, I am sure that you are as disturbed and upset as I am at the events of this afternoon and evening (January 6, 2021) at the US Capitol. Not in living memory have we seen the security of that building of the two chambers of congress breached by insurrectionists threatening harm to our … Continued

Sunday, January 31, 2021 | The Religion of Sports | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, January 31, 2021 The Religion of Sports Rev. Dawn Fortune Is football a religious experience? Baseball? Basketball? What is religion, anyway? Let’s imagine some of the ways we can experience spiritual community beyond Sunday mornings (or Sunday afternoons!). To Join ZOOM Meeting ON COMPUTER: Go to Zoom link (Meeting ID: 224 677 6604) To … Continued

Sunday, January 24, 2021 | Imagine This | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, January 24, 2021 Imagine This Rev. Dawn Fortune Imagine a world where everyone was free. Imagine a world where there is no hunger, no hardship. Imagine a world where people had the freedom to make their own medical decisions without congress intervening. As we mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as well as … Continued

Sunday, January 17, 2021 | Promises and Dreams | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, January 17, 2021 Promises and Dreams Rev. Dawn Fortune We sit at the cusp of a new presidential administration and imagine what 2021 might offer us individually, as a congregation, and as a larger community. Our nation was founded on promises and dreams. If we were to start over today, what might those promises … Continued

Sunday, January 10, 2021 | America’s Divide: Where Do WE Stand? | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, January 10, 2021 America’s Divide: Where Do WE Stand? Rev. Dawn Fortune Many Americans watched in horror this week as an insurrectionary mob pushed through barricades, smashed doors and windows, and ransacked the United States Capitol. “How could this happen here?” they asked. “This is not who we are.” The harsh truth is that … Continued

Sunday, January 3, 2021 | My Dream for Our Congregation | UUCSJS Board Members

Sunday, January 3, 2021 My Dream for Our Congregation UUCSJS Board Members The members UUCSJS Board of Trustees lead this service, kicking off 2021 by imagining the congregation’s future as they would dream it to be. To Join ZOOM Meeting ON COMPUTER: Go to Zoom link (Meeting ID: 224 677 6604) To Join ZOOM Meeting … Continued

Sunday, December 27, 2020 | NO WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY

Sunday, December 27, 2020 NO SERVICE TODAY In order to provide a week off for our staff at the close of this annus horribilis, there will be no worship service today. Enjoy your quiet time.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 | In the Quiet, We Wait | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, December 13, 2020 In the Quiet, We Wait Rev. Dawn Fortune In the stillness of December, Christians wait for the birth of the messiah, Jews celebrate the festival of lights in Hanukkah, and Pagans await the annual turning of the wheel and the gradual return of the sun. Waiting in the quiet can be … Continued

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | Stillness as a double-edged thing | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Sunday, December 6, 2020 Stillness as a double-edged thing Rev. Dawn Fortune The tumult of the election season has passed and our attention now turns to the stillness of the shortening days and darkening nights. Times of deep stillness and contemplation are opportunities for renewal, but also for isolation. In these days of pandemic and … Continued