Sermons

“The World Comes In…”

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg To be alive is to experience that, in the words of one of our readings, “the world comes in at every pore.” What better way to explore this idea than turning to two of life’s certainties, that babies will always be born and answers to life’s questions will always be sought?…

Come, Sing a Song

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg You are cordially invited to join Rev. Leah and our music director Steve at a Fellowship hymn sing! You pick the hymns on the fly, Steve will accompany the singing, and Rev. Leah will offer some historical background and theological notes. Whether you have firm favorites you’d like a chance to…

Coming of Age Credo Service 5.19.19 9:00 am

May 19, 2019 at 9:00 am Coming of Age Youth: Brennen Haynes, Ben Thiel, Nolan Arnold, Irysa Bauer Our Coming of Age youth will lead the service.  This service–and especially the youth’s sharing of credos, or individual belief statements–is the culmination of their nine months in the Coming of Age program. This is a service not…

Coming of Age Credo Service 5.19.19 10:45 am

Coming of Age Youth: Rose Williams, Elijah Murphy, Aaron Thibodeau, Maddie Miller Our Coming of Age youth will lead the service.  This service–and especially the youth’s sharing of credos, or individual belief statements–is the culmination of their nine months in the Coming of Age program. This is a service not to be missed!

Like a Bridge

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg Bridging Youth: Emma Frederick, Will Scheffler, Peter Sieck, Brooke Wait Our annual bridging service includes a special ceremony to ritualize graduating high school seniors’ transition to adulthood. Children, youth and young adults (18-35 years of age) will have special roles. Bridging youth will share about where they are in their spiritual…

Going Deeper

by Denise Cawley, Guest Minister How do we approach controversial topics as we carry out our Unitarian Universalist values? Consider diving deeper and challenge your understanding of your values and your theology. About our preacher: Denise Cawley is Unitarian Universalist seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. She provides spiritual and emotional care chaplaincy…

Leaders and Followers

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy The Easter story is one of tragedy and celebration, but it’s also a story of leaders and followers. What does it mean to be a powerful follower? How can we help raise leaders as allies? And what the heck does Easter have to do with it? Come find out.

Beyond Doom and Gloom; Rooting Justice Work in Joy

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg No matter where we might place ourselves on the political spectrum, it seems like there is always so much overwhelming bad news! It’s hardly fun or sustainable to try to make the world a better place when we are fueled primarily by sorrow and suffering. After all, beauty and hope do…

Teaching and Learning Congregation

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Kim Hartman, Director of Religious Education When we think about Religious Education, we often think of a particular program, a particular wing of our building, and lots of little kids. But what if our whole congregation was a teaching and learning laboratory for lifelong growth in mind and spirit? Come…

Transgender Visibility, Centering, and Celebration!

Trans Day of Visibility is today, a day to honor and celebrate the beautiful spectrum of people who identify as Transgender, Genderqueer, Nonbinary, or Gender-nonconforming (among others). We are going to center and celebrate the voices of trans and nonbinary folks here at the Fellowship. Come to learn, to listen, and to envision a world…