Upcoming Sermons

Sunday, July 23, 10am
Rev. Erika Hewitt, Guest Minister
Breaking, Broken, Healing, Whole
What does Unitarian Universalism say about brokenness (pain, suffering, injustice) and wholeness (reconciliation, peace, health)? If you examine different religious traditions, you’ll be surprised by what you find… and you’ll discover reasons to be proud, comforted, and enlivened by our UU theology — especially as it relates to justice. Rev. Erika Hewitt divides her ministry between a small parish on the coast of Maine, a large number of weddings, and the UUA’s WorshipWeb, which Erika oversees.

Sunday, July 30, 10am
Poetry Sunday
This year’s theme is the Universal Language of the Heart. Uplight the congregation with your own poem or read a favorite written by someone else. If you like you can have someone read your poem in your place. Please keep the readings to 2 minutes. Submission deadline, July 14. FYI: Sammy fong/sfong001@hotmail.com

Sunday, August 6, 10am
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Reflections of a Mother’s Son
The passing of my mother has me thinking about the push and pull we feel with our parents, the legacies we hope to carry forward, the places where we hope to make a new path, the stuff that we just let be.

Sunday, August 13, 10am
Sharon VanDyke, Worship Associate
An Awakening: What Oliver Sacks Teaches about Life, Love, and Gratitude
Oliver Sacks was a brilliant British neurologist, whose writings about the brain and human consciousness touched the lives of his readers in ways deep and profound. His case studies were published in books with titles like ‘The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat,’ and his work served as in inspiration for opera, theatre, even Hollywood. There is an element of the sacred in Science, and Oliver Sacks nailed it every time. In this service, we will explore his life and focus on his last book, simply entitled Gratitude, which allows a glimpse into the mind of a brilliant mind at the end of life. Bring tissues.

Sunday, August 20, 10am
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
In the Midst of It All
These days, it feels like everything around us is changing so fast we can’t keep up. At the same time, here at church, we continue to clarify our values & purpose. We are in the middle of a great deal of change in this community. How do we stay on track,
optimize our efficiency, and keep ourselves grounded and focused? No guarantee that you’ll find an answer in this sermon, but there will be helpful tools and strategies shared.

Sunday, August 27, 10am