Services Schedule from September through May:
We welcome you to join us at a Sunday service, which are held at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. 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!
April 29 Encountering the Buddha by Rev. Cynthia Barnes Johnson
This Sunday, we welcome Rev. Cynthia Barnes Johnson, who was a member of this congregation many years ago. She served UU congregations in Dallas, and Oklahoma City, before retiring to Door County. She’ll be preaching on “Encounters with the Buddha”- Imagine my surprise and delight when I had two Buddha-encounters at 10,700 feet — and then they kept on coming for awhile. I could hardly believe it myself. The religious imagination can be a good companion to the living of our lives.
May 6 Spiritual Wounds and How to Heal by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
This service was inspired by last summer’s annual question service, when someone in our community asked about how to make sense of the “squirm” they felt when hearing traditional religious language. Old spiritual triggers and wounds can be powerful, and sometimes they cause us great and continued suffering. Yet it is possible to face our hurt, and even reconnect (or maybe connect for the first time) with spiritual joy and meaning. Member Taizan Alford will offer some original music written specially for this theme.
Between the two services, there will be a special opportunity to discuss the themes of the service more deeply, facilitated by one of our worship leaders. You are welcome to stay after the first service to discuss, or come early at 10:15 if you plan to attend the second service for a preview of what’s to come, and some time to think ahead!
May 13 Claiming Your Creative Power by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
On Mother’s Day we celebrate the power to create, and the power to nurture, in each of us. Our theme this month is creativity– how can we nurture our own creative power in this world that so desperately needs more joy and beauty?
May 20 Hope for the Future: Here We Come! with the Coming of Age UU Identity Students
Come join graduates of our newly created CoA: UU Identity class as they share their understandings about what it means to be a young UU and the hope that they have for the future that they will help build.
May 27 The Unplayed Melody by Jay Thomas, Music Director
The poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, writes that “all life is being lived,” and then asks, “Who is living it, then?” As I reflect upon leaving this beloved community and wonder what lies before me, I want to explore what it means to live a life “like (the) unplayed melody in a flute.” Join us as we examine this mystical rumination on life, the similarities between the early years of the 20th century (when Rilke penned these words) and our current age of anxiety, and how music might serve as both balm and beacon during these turbulent times.