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!
Our goal is to intentionally design and shape our ministry journey with a monthly theme. 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 Chalice Circles (which is our small group ministry) is another 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?
Our door is always open!
July 7, 10 am: “You Aren’t Bad White People”
So… If we aren’t all racists, why do we need to talk about white supremacy? What does “white supremacy” mean in the context of our congregation and our denomination? Why do we find it so difficult to talk about race, and why is this discussion crucial to living out our liberal, prophetic faith? Come join Jen Simon and our worship team as we begin this summer’s courageous and honest exploration of race.
July 14, 10 am: “Say It With Me, ‘Black’”
If white supremacy means giving more rights to white people, then if we treat everyone the same, racism will go away, right? If only it were that easy… But what do we ignore when we claim to be “colorblind?” And as Unitarian Universalists, what do we value when we name race?
This is the second service of CUUC’s Summer exploration of Embodying Radical Love in a World of White Supremacy.
July 21: “Be respectable! … But how?”
One of the ways that white supremacy culture works is by shaping our cultural and professional expectations of what “respectable” behavior looks like. This week, we’ll explore how and why that happens, how some white cultural norms can prevent us from living into our values, and what we as Unitarian Universalists can do about it in our congregations and our daily lives.
This is the third service of CUUC’s Summer exploration of Embodying Radical Love in a World of White Supremacy.
July 28, 10 am: “Animal Blessing”
Come one come all! Let us bless and celebrate our connection with animals in a timeless celebration of creation and nature. Dory Pinkham will lead this special intergenerational, interspecies service giving us the opportunity to honor the role animals have in our lives, introduce our pets, and remember animals who have died. Well behaved, friendly pets on leashes or in cages are welcome. You are welcome to bring a photo of pets unable to attend.