Choose to Love

Choose to Love

Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Have you heard of bell hooks? bell hooks was the pen name of Gloria Jean Watkins. She was a writer, teacher, and activist who called us to put love into action. On this MLK Sunday, hear about...
Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 @ 10:30 am – ONLINE ONLY Online Only – Service Zoom Link Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: For our theme of “Living with Intention”, we begin with how we are called onward. What if we were willing to “Shoot the Moon?” Coffee Hour...
Abortion and Faith

Abortion and Faith

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:The 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is next year, but the conversation is now. Given the range of theologies and personal choices, how do we talk about abortion as a people of faith? Stay on...
Follow the Breath

Follow the Breath

Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:We close the month of living with intention by exploring the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. If we follow our breath, where will it lead us? Stay on Zoom after the service and join the...
Gratitude

Gratitude

Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 10:30 AM – ONLINE ONLY Online Only – Service Zoom Link Speaker(s): Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray & Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:For the first Sunday of 2022, we gather only online for service. Reverend Jennifer will offer a path...
Kwanzaa and COVID

Kwanzaa and COVID

Sunday, Dec 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am – Online Only, Not In-Person Speaker(s): Garry Moore Service Zoom Link Overview: For the day after Christmas, we gather only online for service. Wear comfy pajamas and enjoy your coffee as Garry Moore shares a celebration of...
Winter Solstice Service

Winter Solstice Service

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 @ 7 PM Overview: We will chant, dance, and offer up our own gifts to add to the coming light on the eve before the longest, darkest night of the year. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
The Possibility of Joy

The Possibility of Joy

Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: There are so many forms for joy – ordinary, personal, shared, divine, radical, musical, and more. What is joy for our time? Join us for our New Member Recognition, too! Coffee Hour...
On the Origin of Questions

On the Origin of Questions

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The premise of Stephen Prothero in his book, “God is Not One”, is that each religion answers a different question. If each faith, or each of us, is answering a different question,...
The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas

Friday, Dec 24, 2021 ~ Christmas Eve @ 6 & 8 PM 6 PM Service8 PM Service Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Join us for beautiful music and ancient and modern lessons as we celebrate Christmas. To have enough room for everyone and allow for space...
Stories of Legacy and Gratitude

Stories of Legacy and Gratitude

Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis & Friends Overview: A long line of dedicated people made it possible for this congregation to exist and thrive today. What are the great stories? What are the small stories? Join Reverend Jennifer...
Culture is Our Lived Religion

Culture is Our Lived Religion

Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Tet Gallardo Overview: Culture is lived religion. Cultural differences also cause religious differences. Folks who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have long complained that the lack of culture in white...
On Principle

On Principle

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Many of us cite the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism as a core expression of our shared values. From we covenant to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person to the...
What Is of Worth

What Is of Worth

Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:The pandemic upended everything about church life, especially how we congregate on Sunday mornings. As we keep learning about multi-platform worship, we can ask “why?” along with the “how?”...

Queering History

Dates: Thursdays @ 7pmNov  4, 11, 18 on Zoom Facilitator: Reverend Jennifer InnisLocation: Conference Room Overview:As we approach the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, this month’s adult education program will focus on LGBTQIA+ history. Learning about...
Thinning the Veil

Thinning the Veil

Due to a technical error, audio was not recorded in the sanctuary and the service has been taken down Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: At this time of year, many cultures and faiths set aside time for when the veil...
Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Darrick Jackson Overview: We are a people of story. The stories we tell shape how we see ourselves and the world. What happens if we change our stories? Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
The Doctrine of Discovery

The Doctrine of Discovery

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Starting in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery gave Christian Europeans the right to claim lands and resources of non-Christian people. With the discovery of more...
Essential Connections

Essential Connections

Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: As we begin this month’s theme of “Cultivating Relationships,” we focus on the connections we choose. What are your most important relationships? How did they become part of your life? Coffee...
The Body Is Not an Apology

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Sonya Renee Taylor promotes radical self-love for Everybody and Every Body in her book, “The Body is Not an Apology.” How do we tend to the relationship with our bodies? Coffee Hour...
A New Normal?

A New Normal?

Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The pandemic has led to changes in how we work and how we regard the social contract. What is the role of Unitarian Universalism in the conversations about class, civility, and society?...
A Touch of Possibility

A Touch of Possibility

Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: “Ask what’s possible, not what’s wrong,” is a mantra from Rev. Sara LaWall. How do we dwell on the world? The weight of the world is real – and I wonder what is possible. Click here to join...
In-gathering Water Ceremony

In-gathering Water Ceremony

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis, Amy Popp CRE & the Congregation Overview: Our theme for this ingathering is “Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy.” The beginning of this year is unlike any other, including last year. The hope is to...
Lost Hearts, Human Hearts

Lost Hearts, Human Hearts

Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am Click HERE to join the Zoom! Speaker(s): Reverend Pamela Rumancik, Reverend Jennifer Innis & Amy Popp CRE Overview:The pandemic year created an extra layer of loss in so many lives. While part of every human life, loss is usually...
For the Love of This Earth

For the Love of This Earth

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:30 am Service will be Online (Zoom) only this Sunday! Due to the Delta Variant, Service will be online this Sunday, August 29th There will still be a coffee hour on the patio Click here to join the zoom at 10:30am Sunday Speaker(s): Reverend...
Question? Questions!

Question? Questions!

***Due to technical difficulties, audio for the in-sanctuary portion of the service was lost*** Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis & Amy Popp [CRE] Overview: This Sunday is a chance to create the message along with Reverend...
The Gift of Play

The Gift of Play

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Giving ourselves and each other the time we need to explore our existence is one of the greatest gifts of a religious community. Reverend Jennifer will reflect on her long-term work with...
Give Me a Sign

Give Me a Sign

Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Lara K-J Campbell Overview: Rev. Lara K-J Campbell is the 26th called Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, Maine. Throughout the ages, we humans have been flinging our arms to the heavens,...
Revisiting Redemption

Revisiting Redemption

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Sean Parker Dennison Overview: Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, minister of Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ashland, Oregon; and Alison Cole Duren-Sutherland, intern minister of the Southern Oregon UU...
Saving What We Love

Saving What We Love

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Revs. Kristin Grassel Schmidt and Christian Schmidt Overview:Revs. Kristin Grassel Schmidt and Christian Schmidt, plus worship teams from UU Church of Silver Spring (MD) and UU Church of the Brazos Valley (Bryan, TX) The...
The Purposes of Time Travel

The Purposes of Time Travel

Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Barbara H. Gadon Overview: Rev. Barbara H. Gadon and the worship staff at Eliot Unitarian Chapel, St. Louis, MO 36 years have passed since this iconic film was released in 1985 – longer than Marty McFly travels to...
To Be Free or Free From

To Be Free or Free From

Sunday, Jul 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis & Amy Popp, Credentialed Religious Educator Overview:President Franklin Roosevelt spoke of the Four Freedoms in 1941, including freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom from want, and freedom...
Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, Jun 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am Hosted in the Sanctuary by Reverend Jennifer Innis. Speaker(s): First Universalist Church of Minneapolis Overview:We will join Unitarian Universalists from around the globe for this online worship with the UUA General Assembly. The team...
Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but it took two years for the news to travel to Teas. Juneteenth is a celebration of the day the news arrived. What does this...
Wishes and Blessings at the Threshold

Wishes and Blessings at the Threshold

Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: We come to the end of my first year with you and with reopening the building after 14 months. What do we wish for in this next season of congregational life? How shall we bless each other as...
Church Building Reopening

Church Building Reopening

Effective June 7, the church building is open to the congregation for the first time in 14 months! The plan was presented at the May 26 meeting of the board by further discussion with Towards Live Church (TLC) and the Admin Team to reach a final decision by email vote...
Let’s Play

Let’s Play

Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: From Diane Ackerman: “The world of play favors exuberance, license, abandon. [In it,] selves can be revised.” This month’s Soul Matters theme is Play. Join us for a first response to the...
The Truth About Stories

The Truth About Stories

Sunday, May 30th, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Rebecca Gant Overview:The truth about stories, writes Thomas King, is that that’s all we are. If King is correct, then to know the truth about the people around us means to know their stories– and in order to be...
The Flower Communion: A Treasury of Grace

The Flower Communion: A Treasury of Grace

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis and Amy Popp, CRE Overview: Join us for a celebration of story and the abundance of life as we honor our ritual of the Flower Communion. This Sunday also includes a chance to honor our senior high...
Widening the Circle

Widening the Circle

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Members, ministers, and educators from five UU congregations just spent 11 weeks studying the major report from the UUA called, Widening the Circle of Concern. Join us for reflections on...
Freed into Being

Freed into Being

Sunday, May 9th, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Bernard Loomer, process theologian asks, “What is the size of your soul?”. In other words, what is your ability to grow into life, amid the contradictions and hardship that comes your way?...
Saving Earth’s Life…

Saving Earth’s Life…

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Dale Goodner Overview:Earth Day is 51 years old on April 22nd. We can become a beneficial species… The goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty, but an environment of respect for ALL species....
Becoming

Becoming

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: African-American First Lady Michelle Obama has this question for us, in her book, Becoming: “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” As we find...
Rolling and Rising

Rolling and Rising

Sunday, Apr 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Easter is a time of transformation. At its heart is the experience of letting go for the sake of what can emerge. What will be revealed this time? Join us for the music and the messages on...
Ministry as Improv

Ministry as Improv

Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Darrick Jackson Overview: From Rev. Jackson: This afternoon you celebrate the commitment between minister and congregation. Improv can provide a way for you to think about the possibilities of your...