To Infinity! And Beyond! Rev. Dawn Fortune Service Auction Winning Bidders Paul and Helen Utts have chosen the topic for this sermon. What does it mean to peer into the future? Lacking a crystal ball, how do we divine what lies in store for us? It has been said that “luck” is when opportunity meets … Continued
For the Beauty of the Earth Rev. Dawn Fortune Earth Day 2018 prompts us to look anew with wonder at the world in which we live. For centuries, humanity treated the planet as though it was a consumable product with endless supply. Scientists have long warned that human behavior needs to change if we are … Continued
Pay Unto Caesar Rev. Dawn Fortune April 15 is America’s income tax deadline. It also marks the end of our stewardship season and reveals what the coming year’s budget will look like. Will we be able to do the things we want to do in our community? Will we continue our move toward full-time … Continued
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.