Upcoming Sunday Services
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
Our American culture often doesn’t seem to value the knowledge and experience of those who have reached a certain age. Eldering is a vision for growing older that embraces the many opportunities to have life be richer and more rewarding than most can imagine. We'll consider the value of the elders in our church and provide them an elder ritual.
How Welcoming are We?
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
Our congregation was certified as a Welcoming Congregation over 20 years ago and the work to be Welcoming is never done. Being Welcoming is a spiritual practice - it takes constant doing and stretching for our welcome to grow. Learn how Welcoming Congregation has evolved since our certification and how we can stretch to be welcoming to all individuals. Here is a link for you consider about what it means to be Welcoming: http://www.uua.org/lgbtq/welcoming/program There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
We will be exploring the Jewish holy day Yom Kippur. The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement". It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year. This is a service for all ages. There will be a Special Collection for PADS during the service.
Logic/Rational and Emotional/Spiritual in One Person
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
Decisions are an integral component of our daily lives. Each decision is based on both the logical/rational part of our brain and the emotional/spiritual part of our brain. How do we weigh these two parts as we move through our lives? Bonnie Brewster, Karen Campbell, and Karen McGinty will perform during the service. There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.
Light and Dark, Black and White, What about Gray?
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
It is easy to move through a world of black and white, right and wrong, light and dark. Decisions can be based on values like stealing is bad, honoring our parents is good, etc. But the world is not always black and white, most often there is much more complexity. So how do we make the moral decisions we face in our lives? The DUUC Choir will be performing in the service. They will be performing Shades of Gray by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Adiemus by Karl Jenkins. And Jim Wharton and company will be performing Walking on a Wire by Lowen and Navarro.
The Problem of Evil for Unitarian Universalist
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am and 11:15 am
Evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good. Many people in our world tend to believe evil is something external to them. For instance, many people view certain people, like mass murder Adolf Hitler or serial killer Ted Bundy, as evil, bad. There is also the concept of evil and good being present in all of our hearts. Many UUs struggle with any concept of evil. Let’s explore how evil might be a useful spiritual concept for Unitarian Universalists.