Program Year Schedule (September through May):
Services are held at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Nursery care is offered at both services for infants to 4 year olds. Religious Education classes for preschool through 6th graders meet at the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services and 7th and 8th grade students meet at the 10:45 a.m. service. Breakfast Club for high school students meets from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Please join us!
Take Courage; October is Monster Month!
Our learning and worship theme for October is courage and, in a nod to the Halloween season, we’re going to explore it by encountering various monsters all month. Each worship service will greet, contemplate, learn from and maybe even make friends with various creepy creatures, including demons and devils, vampires, hags and zombies, oh my! Come for one, some or all and wear your Halloween costume to the October 29th all ages service that will honor Dia de los Muertos, Samhain and other holidays and holy days around this time of the year.
October 1 Exorcising Evil by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy (Monster Month: Demons and Devils)
Welcome to our first Sunday of the “Monster Month!” Each weekend we’ll explore different traditional “monsters” and how to face these monsters with courage. This week: Demons & Devils! These creatures exist in many world mythologies. What’s a UU to do with the idea of demons and devils? Are there ways in which this mythology rings true in the ways we face those things which have a negative hold on our lives, and how might we “exorcise” them?
October 8 Seeing Each Other by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy (Monster Month: Vampires)
We welcome Zoli Koppandi from our Partner Church in Deva, Romania this Sunday with an exploration of vampires as we continue our Monster Month theme. There is SO MUCH more to our beautiful partners in Transylvania than the myth of Dracula, so let’s drive a stake through that right away! Vampires can’t see themselves in the mirror: We’ll explore what it means to reflect each other courageously, and “see” each other, in a way that honors people from different cultures and traditions.
October 15 On Aging by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg (Monster Month: Hag)
It’s Monster Month, so this week we will meet the hag, the ugly old woman character that embodies negative ideas about aging. But our other October theme is courage, so we will bravely explore the process of becoming an elder. Our service will contain ceremonies of child dedication because, after all, we all start out young. If we’re lucky, we are also given the opportunity to age. Despite its challenges, growing older has unique purposes and gifts.
October 22 The Walking Dead by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy (Monster Month: Zombies)
The Walking Dead: The “end of the world” has long fascinated people, religiously and otherwise. Today, it seems that the most popular apocalypse is one filled with Zombies. As we continue our monthly theme of Courage, let’s explore what our UU theology tells us about the end times, and how might Zombies just be a metaphor for some of our own fears?
October 29 Halloween Celebration Service
Wear your costumes to the Fellowship on October 29th, and get your courage ready for Halloween! We’ll explore the theme of facing our fears, and celebrating this autumn time of year, with story, song, and more!