Worship Service Begins at 10:00 a.m. Every Sunday.
11:00-11:45am: Fellowship Hour
11:45am Adult Faith Development and/or Team Meetings
“Food for Thought” and other Adult Faith Development – 1st and 3rd Sundays. Team Meetings only on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Free Nursery care and children’s & youth classes every Sunday!
For the last couple of years, we have been experimenting with monthly ministry themes. The goal is to intentionally design and shape our ministry journey. Themed ministry is a tool that adds vitality to our journey by aligning our conversation across all the different ministries in the church. This allows us to essentially “travel together” as a community of seekers, sharpening our relationship to one another and to life through common reflection. For example, our teachers are encouraged to weave the same monthly concept into their classroom lessons that the adults are hearing from the pulpit in worship. The new Chalice Circles (small group ministry) will be a chance to explore these ideas in-depth with adult peers. Our “Mindful Meetings” will begin all of our team meetings with the same monthly focus to connect and energize us before we enter into our particular church work. We believe that thematic ministry can be spiritually deepening, and that we could even have more fun, more ease, and more connection among us as we explore them! What could be better?
We Look Forward to Seeing You at Worship!
This summer we will center worship in July and August around the six sources of Unitarian Universalism that our congregations affirm and promote (as stated in our hymnal):
July 1, 10am “That Great Strong Land of Love”
Have these trying times left you feeling allergic to “patriotism?” If so, you are not alone! As we approach July 4th, let us turn our hearts toward the work of redeeming America. Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Mulder, Iliff Seminarian
S.T. Mulder is a Unitarian Universalist ministerial aspirant, and a seminarian at Iliff School of Theology. An emerging humanist theologian, Mulder served as a Medic in the United States Army, holds a masters in organizational leadership, and conducted his doctoral research on congregational health in UU churches.
July 8, 10am: Source #1
“Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder”
This affirmed in all cultures, moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; Rev J speaks.
July 15, 10am Source #2
“Words and Deeds of Prophetic Men and Women”
…that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; Rev J speaks.
July 22, 10am Source #3
“Wisdom from the World’s Religions”
…which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; Guest Speaker, Jen Ward
July 29, 10am Source #4
“Jewish and Christian Heritage”
Explore these teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; Guest Speaker, Matt Frisk
August 5, 10am, Source #5
…which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; Guest speaker from the Secular Hub
August 12, 10am, Source #6
“Spiritual Teachings of Earth-centered Traditions”
…which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature; Guest Speakers: Tio Sanchez and Beth Leyba
August 19, 10am, “Religious Pluralism”
This summer we have explored moving to the rhythms of mystery and wonder; prophecy; wisdom; teachings from ancient and modern sources; and nature herself. What does it mean to have all these different facets that form our pluralistic faith? Rev J speaks. Whole Church Worship.
August 26, 10am, “The Living Tradition”
Why has Unitarian Universalism come to be known “The Living Tradition?” What new movement in our tradition is Today’s speakers are Matt Frisk and Rev J
September 2, 10am, “Water Service: Whole Church Worship”
This annual ritual for all ages brings us back together after the summer pleasures! Please join in the FUN by bringing a sample of water from a place that holds a special memory from your summer to mingle together in the common bowl. The water can be from somewhere that you have traveled or simply your own back yard. There will be MANY of us to share, so we invite you to decide ahead of time on the highlight from your summer and why it holds the most meaning for you. Nursery Care will be available.
WHOLE CHURCH WORSHIP:
Periodically during the year, we intentionally invite children to join our adult service so they can experience the fullness of UU worship life. This does not mean that this service is geared toward the children as an all ages service, but we welcome them into our service to worship with their adults.