Lent and Stewardship: A Time of Anticipation Rev. Dawn Fortune As we kickoff our season of stewardship, we enter into a time of preparation and anticipation of growth and renewal. What does it mean to anticipate? Does it mean waiting for something to happen, or working to shape the future? What can we do to … Continued
I’m Black and I’m Proud Lay speaker Shelee R. McIlvaine As a Person of Color, as a woman in these times, am I able to speak my Truth without reservation, caution, or fear of repercussion or punishment? In the Spirit of Black History Month, let us reflect on the origin of the loss of the … Continued
Legacies of Love Guest minister Rev. Laura Randall We are each the inheritors and the creators of legacies, for good and ill. What legacies do you aspire to? Struggle with? What legacies are you creating with your own life? What legacies are we, as Unitarian Universalists, creating together? The Rev. Victoria Safford says that transformation … Continued
Sports: Our National Religion? Rev. Dawn Fortune Superbowl Sunday is the day when Americans consume more food in a single 24-hour period than any other save Thanksgiving. What is it about sport that causes non-watchers to participate in this annual ritual? Is sportsball actually a religious experience? Even for heretics, that seems like a stretch, … Continued
The Art of Meaning Guest minister Rev. Kimberley Debus Art has power to move us and change our lives. But what is it about the arts? We’ll examine the ways viewing, performing, and making art helps us make sense of our lives, our communities, and all of creation.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Advent: A Time of Waiting Rev. Dawn Fortune We have entered into the season of waiting and anticipation. We wait for the first snowfall, we wait for the killing frost, we wait for the holidays, the sales, for each new milestone as we march toward the darkest days of the winter … Continued
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Willing to be Changed By What We’ve Started Guest speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan Zr. Alex Kapitan returns to UUCSJS to talk about gender, welcome, inclusion, and the realities of change in a system on the eve of International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Alex will offer a workshop after coffee hour.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD! Rev. Dawn Fortune The UUCSJS annual services auction will be held the night before this Sunday’s worship service. How much we value a thing is often directly related to how much we are willing to spend for it. Join us as we take a look at … Continued
Sunday, November 5, 2017 A Year Ago, America Voted Rev. Dawn Fortune A year ago, Americans went to the polls and elected our 45th president. Many were painfully disappointed in the outcome, and have responded to it is a variety of ways. Join us to consider what has changed and what has remained the same … Continued
October 29 Remembrance: Peering Through the Veil Rev. Dawn Fortune Samhain is the time of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is said to be at its thinnest. It is a time to remember those who have left the realm of the living in the past year, to gaze at … Continued