Sept 6 Naturality - Living According to Your Nature
Service Leader: Pradeep Kumar
Music: June Caskey
Each of us is born with a unique nature - a particular mind-body personality, and a
set of gifts and talents. When we live according to our innate nature, we experience
life in a fresh and joyous way. Today, Pradeep Kumar explores these ideas, blending
concepts from ancient teachings of Ayurveda with contemporary Western psychology
Sept 13 Caring: A New Year of Possibility
Service Leader: Jennifer Askey
Music: Music Committee
One of the hallmarks of a healthy, vibrant church community is a strong culture of
caring for one another. Our Mission Statement acknowledges our commitment to
caring by including the statement that we are here “to nurture one another.” Caring
Companions serve as lay extensions of the Minister; they assist in providing pastoral
care, a listening ear, and support in times of crisis, spiritual questioning, and life
changes. Today we introduce this new ministry at First, and covenant with the
skilled volunteers who will become Caring Companions at our church.
NOTE: This is our annual service starting the new church year, and we will be
celebrating our tradition of water communion this Sunday. Please bring water from
or representing your summer travels, adventures, or pastimes to share.
Sept 20 What is This UU Thing, Anyway?
Service Leader: John Greene
Music: Susan Gudgeon’s students
John Greene bid on a sermon at last year’s auction, and this is his choice! When
asked to explain what Unitarian Universalism is all about, we sometimes find ourselves
either at a loss for words, or full of so many words that the person who asked
is overwhelmed and confused. Is there an easy, clear, and simple way to share our
faith’s message with those not familiar with UU? That’s John’s question, and what
today’s sermon will attempt to answer.
Sept 27 Selma is Now
Service Leader: Bill Johnston
Music: : Catherine Silverglen
Spoken Word Artist: Keira Silverglen
In 1965, Unitarian Universalists, including this church’s minister, joined the march
for Black voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The struggle continues,. “Selma is
Now!” John legend said in his 2015 Oscar acceptance speech for the song “Glory”
from the film “Selma.” The voting rights fought for 50 years ago are being compromised.
Black lives are still at risk. Earlier this year, Lyla confronted hard truths at
the UUA’s Marching in the Arc of Justice conference about race, privilege, and
what it means to be white.