Sunday Services

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

Sunday, September 15, 2019 | Freely Gathered | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Freely Gathered Rev. Dawn Fortune Bound not by creed, but by covenant, the notion of a covenanted community is sometimes difficult to grasp. So much of our lives is governed by rules and laws and contracts, but a covenant is different in some fundamental ways. Join us as we explore the unique way that members … Continued

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | Welcome Back to Community | Rev. Dawn Fortune

Welcome Back to Community Rev. Dawn Fortune Ingathering as celebrated by Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America is a time of gathering after a summer’s time away. We share a ritual that brings together water from places we’ve been or that are meaningful to us, and we recommit to being in community with one another. … Continued

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | Finding Center | Guest speaker Robin Renée

Finding Center Guest speaker Robin Renée Words and music have the power to help us declare personal truths, to evoke inner stillness, and to draw us into deeper connection with one another. Join writer and performer Robin Renée for an experience of Finding Center through original songs, spoken word, and the call-and-response chanting practice from … Continued

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | The Iowa Sisterhood | Led by UUCSJS Margaret Circle

The Iowa Sisterhood Led by UUCSJS Margaret Circle In the late 19th century, two dozen female Unitarian ministers served congregations on the western frontier, with a different style of ministry than their male counterparts in the staid churches of New England. In this service, you will meet several of these pioneering women who called themselves … Continued

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | Singing The Journey | Guest minister Rev. Maddie Sifantus

Singing the Journey Guest minister Rev. Maddie Sifantus How do we sing our journey as Unitarian Universalists? How does the path of our journey change what we sing and how does what we sing change the journey? Join Rev. Maddie Sifantus, minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, California and professional singer, as … Continued