Sunday Service, October 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Loving through a Pandemic: Stories from the AIDS Crisis” Tim Kieffer & Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel and People’s people will share powerful stories about living, loving, and dying with integrity from the AIDS crisis years.

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Sunday Service, October 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Bucking the Patriarchy” Rev. Denise Cawley

Rev. Dr. Florence Buck heard her call to ministry at People’s Church in the 1890s. How are her messages relevant for us today?

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Sunday Service, October 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” Diane Melvin, Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please send photos of your pets to sarahkzoo2@gmail.com. Please include the names of all people and animals in the photo.

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Sunday Service, October 4 – 10:45 a.m., “On Policing” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What do UU principles have to teach us about policing and public safety in this moment?

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Sunday Service, September 27 – 10:45 a.m., “Cultivating Spiritual Resilience” Diane Melvin

What is spiritual resilience and what benefits can it offer us in difficult times?

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Sunday Service, September 20 – 10:45 a.m., “Slowing Down and Storing Up” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

On this Sunday closest to the Fall Equinox, we will will reflect on the lessons of nature and our ancestors for the season ahead.

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Sunday Service, September 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Refuge: A Water Service” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

As our program year begins, how might we be a refuge and source of strength for each other in these challenging times? Be sure to drop off your water at church this week!

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Sunday Service, September 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Cosmic Connection” Rev. Dr. David Moffett-Moore

In our final service in the summer format, we will explore various expressions of our connection with Creation and the Cosmos. 

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Sunday Service, August 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Anger, Anguish, Anxiety” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, Rev. Rachel will share some of the tools and strategies she is using to manage and move through the difficult emotions of this time.

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Sunday Service, August 23 – 10:45 a.m., “The Fire of Commitment” Laura MacLellan & Mary Spradling

Laura MacLellan and Mary Spradling will discuss their relationships to social justice.

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Sunday Service, August 16 – 10:45 a.m., “Strength in (Virtual) Numbers” Savannah Ramsey

Savannah will lead this Sunday’s service.

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Sunday Service, August 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Hope” Elizabeth Warner, M.D.

Elizabeth Warner will lead this Sunday’s discussion by talking about “Hope in Today’s World.”

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Sunday Service, July 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Questioning (and Answering) Together” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Send your questions about life or UUism to Rev. Rachel this week.

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Sunday Service, July 19 – 10:45 a.m., “We’re All in This Together” Hilary Hunt

Hilary Hunt leads this Sunday discussion by talking about resilience.

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Sunday Service, July 5 – 10:45 a.m., “The Regenerative Neighborhood” Dan Bair

In the age of climate change, what changes are needed for our neighborhoods to thrive?

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Sunday Service, June 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Reflections on the Five Senses” Gay Walker

For the first of our Summer Sunday Services on the theme of “We’re all in this together,” Gay Walker will present reflections on the five senses.

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Sunday Service, June 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Seeds of Hope: A (modified) Flower Service” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Join us for a unique version of our Flower Service.

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Sunday Service, March 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Accepting Ourselves and Each Other” People’s Youth with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can we better achieve acceptance of one another and encourage spiritual growth in our congregations?

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Sunday Service, March 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Growing Beloved Community: Stewardship Sunday” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will tell the story of an unlikely birthday gift that has led her to think about generosity in a new way.

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Sunday Service, February 23 – 10:45 a.m., “The Inter-dependent Web: Our Connection to Self, Life & Others Through Poetry”

Our annual Poetry Service will explore themes of connection and the human experience.

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Sunday Service, February 16 – 10:45 a.m., “The Transforming Power of Love” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How are we called to confront the powers and structures of evil with love today?

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Sunday Service, February 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Becoming the Beloved Community” with Dr. Charlae Davis

What does it mean to be the beloved community?

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Sunday Service, January 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Shield the Joyous” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What does it mean for the joyous to be shielded?

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Sunday Service, January 19 – 10:45 a.m., “I Am Willing” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will explore author Bryan Stevenson’s 4 Steps to making change.

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Sunday Service, January 12 – 10:45 a.m., “That Which Guides and Supports” with Diane Melvin

What spiritual sayings have meaning for you?

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Sunday Service, December 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Lessons Learned from The Losers’ Club” with Rev. Kevin DeBeck

How does the plot in the movie “It: Chapter 2” relate to what’s happening in our society today?

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Sunday Service, November 24 – 10:45 a.m., “The Church of What We Know” Peter Mayer

How can Unitarian Universalism help us connect spiritually with what we have learned intellectually?

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Sunday Service, November 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Our Power, Our Future” Rev. Rachel Lonberg & People’s People

How are we both as individuals and a faith community called to respond to the reality of climate change?

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Sunday Service, November 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Belonging to Self, Belonging to All – Living a Life of Integrity” Revs. Seth and Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd

What does it mean to belong to yourself?

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Sunday Service, November 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Onward and Upward Forever?” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How much forward progress is enough?

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Sunday Service, October 27 – 10:45 a.m., “On Human Nature” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we reconcile our affirmation of everyone’s inherent worth with the reality of human cruelty?

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Sunday Service, October 20 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” Diane Melvin & Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this intergenerational service, we will celebrate the joy that animals bring to our lives.

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Sunday Service, October 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Can Economics Be Moral?” Tim Bartik

How do we reconcile our religious beliefs with the demands of the economy?

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Sunday Service, October 6 – 10:45 a.m., “To Live is to Risk Dying” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we make peace with the risks of life?

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Sunday Service, September 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Life, Choice, and Justice” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What do UU teachings say about abortion, sexuality, justice, and autonomy?

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Sunday Service, September 22 – 10:45 a.m., “When Despair for the World Grows in Me…” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we cope when we’re overwhelmed by a feeling of existential dread?

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Sunday Service, September 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Where Life Sends You” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we live our deepest values and be our most authentic selves?

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Sunday Service, September 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Joining of Waters Ingathering Service” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring a small container of water from somewhere important to you to pour into our collective bowl.

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Sunday Service, June 9 – 10:45 a.m., “The Flower in the Gun: An Intergenerational Flower Service”

On this final service of the program year, we will participate in the flower ritual created by Rev. Norbert Čapek.

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Sunday Service, June 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Youth Bridging Service”

Our young people will share ‘senior statements’ about their journey and what this church has meant to them.

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Sunday Service, May 26 – 10:45 a.m., “We Remember” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

At this annual service, we will remember those who have died in war and military service and other loved ones we have lost.

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Sunday Service, May 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Spirit of Life” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What significance does the Pentecost have for Unitarian Universalists?

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Sunday Service, May 12 – 10:45 a.m., “Music Service” with People’s Singers & Musicians

Bring your voice and join the chorus at our upcoming service dedicated to music!

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Sunday Service, May 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Your Powerful Questions” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

This Sunday, bring your most powerful, challenging questions about life, truth, ethics, integrity, and Unitarian Universalism.

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Sunday Service, April 28 – 10:45 a.m., “How Might We Live and Love in the Anthropocene?” with Donna McClurkan and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we navigate the spiritual and tactical challenges of climate change?

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Sunday Service, April 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Love Your Neighbor: An Intergenerational Service” with Diane Melvin and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We’ll explore the wisdom of two prophets—Jesus and Mr. Rogers.

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Sunday Service, April 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Against Innocence” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What are the downsides of innocence?

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Sunday Service, April 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Tasting Life Twice” The People’s Poetry Service

Come experience the poetry written by People’s people.

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Sunday Service, March 31 – 10:45 a.m., “How Perfect Can We Get?” with Rev. John Marsh and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Why is William Ellery Channing’s Baltimore sermon worth remembering?

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Sunday Service, March 24 – 10:45 a.m., “The Confusion of Empathy with Ethics” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can we all live with the tension between empathy and ethics in our lives?

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Sunday Service, March 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Everybody In” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

On this Stewardship Sunday, we will celebrate all the ways we have expanded the circle of love and care.

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Sunday Service, March 3 – 10:45 a.m., “The Difference Between Fairness and Justice” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will discuss “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.”

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Sunday Service, February 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Trans Identity and Being Better Allies” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Cylise Snow

In this service, Cylise Snow will share parts of their story of being trans and nonbinary.

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Sunday Service, January 20 – 10:45 a.m., “We are a Justice-Seeking People” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

People’s people will share reflections on how to live a life with justice at its center.

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Sunday Service, January 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Coping with Life in the Fast Lane” with Diane Melvin

What practices can help us cope when life feels too fast, too hard or too much?

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Sunday Service, October 14 – 10:45 a.m., “What is Beloved Community?” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What does it mean to be a beloved community?

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Sunday Service, September 16 – 10:45 a.m., “(Re)Turning to the Bible” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will explore why it might be worthwhile for UUs to turn or return to the Bible as a source of wisdom.

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Sunday Service, June 10 – 10:45 a.m., Flower Service with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will hold our annual flower service. Please bring a flower to church.

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Sunday Service, June 3 – 10:45 a.m., Youth Bridging Service with Diane Melvin and Youth Group

Our high school seniors will share their reflections on what growing up at People’s Church has meant to them.

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Sunday Service, May 13 – 10:45 a.m., Coming of Age – Part 1 “Where We Have Been”

Our 8th and 9th grade Coming of Age class will be leading this Sunday service.

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Sunday Service, May 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Dr. Seuss As You Have Never Seen Him” with Rev. Kevin DeBeck

Kevin DeBeck will show some of Dr. Seuss’s work to illustrate why the term “America First” is as dangerous today as it was 70 years ago.

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Sunday Service, April 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Not a Casual Faith” with Rev. Jill McAllister

We will explore why Unitarian Universalism may be more needed now than ever.

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Sunday Service, April 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Gluscabi and the Animals” Earth Day Intergenerational Service

Enjoy the story of Gluscabi as he and grandmother muskrat demonstrate how to live in balance and harmony with our mother earth.

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Sunday Service, April 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Music Makes Us Whole”

Bring your ears and your voice to our interactive spring music service.

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Sunday Service, April 8 – 10:45 a.m., “The Lesson of the Loons” with Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

We will explore how the heartbreak calls us into community and into action.

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Sunday Service, April 1 – 10:45 a.m., “New Birth and Rebirth” with Laura MacLellan

On this Easter Sunday, we will celebrate new life and resurrection through readings and song.

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Sunday Service, March 25 – 10:45 a.m., “How Poetry Connects Us” with People’s people

Our annual Poetry Service will explore the bond of human experience through spoken and written word.

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Sunday Service, March 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Keep on Moving Forward” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and People’s people

Rev. Rachel and People’s people will reflect on the great things happening at People’s Church.

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Sunday Service, March 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Messengers from the Mystery” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will explore Persian Muslim mystic poets and the mystic approach to religious knowing.

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Sunday Service, March 4 – 10:45 a.m., “Submission and Surrender as Spiritual Practices” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

The word ‘Islam’ literally means ‘submission’ or ‘surrender.’ What might we learn from engaging with these ideas?

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Sunday Service, February 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Stay Woke” with the Social Justice Coordinating Committee and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

People’s people will share what they do to stay woke, stay present, and stay engaged.

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Sunday Service, February 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Privilege & Possibility” with J. Barrett Lee

How can men join the #MeToo conversation as allies?

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Sunday Service, February 11 – 10:45 a.m., “The Pleasures of a Fish and Other Stories” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will explore stories from The Zhuangzi, one of the core texts of Taoism.

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Sunday Service, February 4 – 10:45 a.m., “Flow” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We’ll explore how we might incorporate the wisdom of water, spontaneity, and flow into our lives.

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Sunday Service, January 28 – 10:45 a.m., “Living the Questions” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Bring you questions and Rev. Rachel will do her best to answer them on-the-spot during the service.

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Sunday Service, January 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Is There Laughter on the Other Side of the Mountain?” with Rev. Fred Campbell

Rev. Fred Campbell will share a sermon based on Isaac’s trip to the sacred mountain.

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Sunday Service, January 14 – 10:45 a.m., “The Edict of Torda at 450” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

This Sunday, we will celebrate this edict, which granted religious freedom to Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists and Unitarians.

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Sunday Service, January 7 – 10:45 a.m., “…We Begin Again in Love” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

At this turning of the year, we will explore how we might move forward into a brighter year.

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Sunday Service, December 31 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year: An Intergenerational Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will gather together to reflect on our learnings from the year.

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Sunday Service, December 24 – 10:45 a.m., “The Longest Night” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will mark the winter solstice with song, story, ritual, and reflection.

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Sunday Service, December 17 – 10:45 a.m., “A Tale of Two Pities” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will discuss Jesus’s parable about The Good Samaritan.

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Sunday Service, December 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Stillness and Light: A Music Service”

Music selections will include holiday favorites and other pieces that capture the aspirations of the season.

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Sunday Service, December 3 – 10:45 a.m., “The Trees of the Dancing Goats: An Intergenerational Service”

For this service, all are invited to be in The Commons for the whole service.

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Sunday Service, November 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Korea’s Spiritual Journey” with Rev. Dennis McCarty

Korea is the most Confucian culture in the world. How has its history manifested in its current approach to world affairs?

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Sunday Service, November 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Being Together, Becoming Human” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What can Confucianism teach us about relationships?

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Sunday Service, November 12 – 10:45 a.m., “Learning as a Spiritual Practice” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can the emphasis of learning found in Confucianism spur on moral development?

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Sunday Service, November 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Dwelling in Possibility” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

If you could design a worship service from scratch, what might it look like?

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Sunday Service, October 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Living Into Different Ways of Being” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Members of the ARAOMC Committee

How might we better live into our values of love, justice, and respect for the inherent worth of all people?

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Sunday Service, October 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Fingers Pointing at the Moon” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we distinguish between what is true and the experiences, language, teachers, and texts that help us learn what is true?

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Sunday Service, October 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Hold Fast” with Rev. Nathan Dannison

Rev. Dannison is the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church and is a fierce advocate of social justice and benevolent localism.

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Sunday Service, October 8 – 10:45 a.m., “My Metamorphosis” with Diane Melvin

Director of Religious Education Diane Melvin will share how the daily religious practice of meditation and Lojong has been transformative in her life.

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Sunday Service, October 1 – 10:45 a.m., Blessing of the Animals with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Diane Melvin

Let us celebrate and bless the animals in our lives and in our world.

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Sunday Service, September 24 – 10:45 a.m., “To Become Illumined” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will share the story of Arjuna from The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu text.

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Sunday Service, September 17 – 10:45 a.m., “The Spiritual Adventure of Aging” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What wisdom does Hinduism hold for us about aging?

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Homecoming Service, September 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Peace Like a River” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring a small container of water to join together in this intergenerational service.

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Sunday Service, June 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Let Us Gather in a Flourishing Way: A Flower Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring a flower to share at this intergenerational service.

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Sunday Service, June 4 – 10:45 a.m., “Branching Out: A Youth Bridging Service” with People’s Church Youth

People’s Church youth will reflect on their spiritual journeys and what People’s Church has meant to them.

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Sunday Service, May 28 – 10:45 a.m., “We Remember” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In our annual Memorial Day observance, we remember those who we have lost.

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Sunday Service, May 21 – 10:45 a.m., “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” with Rev Rachel Lonberg

What might the practice of democracy in our congregation have to teach us about democratic process in our wider society?

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