Cycles and Seasons

by Marie Luna, Director of Congregational Life There are many ways we can observe and celebrate the cycles and seasons of the earth, and some cycles that we have created ourselves, including how this culture marks New Year’s Eve. Following the seasons and the opportunities they give us to start over can be meaningful and…

Finding Our Voice

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy What happens when you lose your voice? How does your voice reflect your identity? In this service we explore the beauty, fragility, and expressive power of our voices.

Generosity as Communication

Reflections by Scott Peeples, Dee Verkuilen, and Rev. Christina Leone-TracyUU Service Committee 2019 Greater Good Recipient, video message from Carly Cronon and Laura RandallAs we continue our theme of “healing through voice,” we honor that “voice” can go beyond literal speaking or singing– Generosity can be a form of communication, sharing our values beyond ourselves….

Connecting Through Voice

by Suzanne Marnocha, Kathryn Tollefson, and Mark Marnocha The theme for this season which begins this Sunday will be “Healing Through Voice.” We will enjoy an all-ages service filled with music, reflection, silence, and the spiritual practice of using our voices in song. Come connect in community and find your voice!

Roots and Wings

by Rev. Roger Bertschausen and Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy The UU hymn “Spirit of Life” reminds us to let our “roots hold us close and wings set us free.” We’ll be celebrating one of our Fellowship’s strongest roots–the Rev. Roger Bertschausen–at this celebration of his status as our emeritus minister and to honor his 26 years…

The Gift of Sharing Wishes

by Rev. Karon Sandberg As we approach Thanksgiving, now is a good time to consider talking to your families about your end-of-life wishes. This annual service focuses on the beautiful, healing, and loving gift that sharing our wishes can be, if we let it. This time, we’ll explore the power of planning ahead for your…

Stories That Harm, Stories That Heal

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy November is a month full of stories and histories, particularly about our nation. We will explore together the ways Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Election Day have the power both for harm and (if we allow the stories to change) also healing.

The Secret Sits

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg The poet Robert Frost wrote that “the Secrets sits in the middle,” taking on a life of its own. Modern psychology agrees that secrets can be unhealthy, sometimes even dangerously harmful. Yet it’s also understandable that we want some parts of life to remain private. We will contemplate the role of…

Room on the Broom

with Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Suzanne Marnocha Special Halloween all-ages service! Children and adults of all ages are welcome to wear your costume and join us for a rollicking service of story and celebration! Children can stay in the service and enjoy the quiet sensory activity area, or childcare will be available for children who…

All Bodies Are Beautiful

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Rev. Christina has a sign on her door at home that says, among other things, “All bodies are whole, holy, and beautiful.” What does that mean in a world that tells us our bodies are never (tall, small, big, thin, strong, attractive, whatever) enough? As part of our yearlong theme of…