How do we make peace with the risks of life?
What do UU teachings say about abortion, sexuality, justice, and autonomy?
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?
How do we live our deepest values and be our most authentic selves?
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.
On this final service of the program year, we will participate in the flower ritual created by Rev. Norbert Čapek.
Our young people will share ‘senior statements’ about their journey and what this church has meant to them.
At this annual service, we will remember those who have died in war and military service and other loved ones we have lost.
What significance does the Pentecost have for Unitarian Universalists?
Bring your voice and join the chorus at our upcoming service dedicated to music!
This Sunday, bring your most powerful, challenging questions about life, truth, ethics, integrity, and Unitarian Universalism.
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?
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.
What are the downsides of innocence?
Come experience the poetry written by People’s people.
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?
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?
On this Stewardship Sunday, we will celebrate all the ways we have expanded the circle of love and care.
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.”
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.
People’s people will share reflections on how to live a life with justice at its center.
What practices can help us cope when life feels too fast, too hard or too much?
What does it mean to be a beloved community?
We will explore why it might be worthwhile for UUs to turn or return to the Bible as a source of wisdom.
We will hold our annual flower service. Please bring a flower to church.
Our high school seniors will share their reflections on what growing up at People’s Church has meant to them.
Our 8th and 9th grade Coming of Age class will be leading this Sunday service.
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.
We will explore why Unitarian Universalism may be more needed now than ever.
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.
Bring your ears and your voice to our interactive spring music service.
We will explore how the heartbreak calls us into community and into action.
On this Easter Sunday, we will celebrate new life and resurrection through readings and song.
Our annual Poetry Service will explore the bond of human experience through spoken and written word.
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.
In this service, we will explore Persian Muslim mystic poets and the mystic approach to religious knowing.
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?
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.
How can men join the #MeToo conversation as allies?
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.
We’ll explore how we might incorporate the wisdom of water, spontaneity, and flow into our lives.
Bring you questions and Rev. Rachel will do her best to answer them on-the-spot during the service.
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.
This Sunday, we will celebrate this edict, which granted religious freedom to Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists and Unitarians.
At this turning of the year, we will explore how we might move forward into a brighter year.
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.
We will mark the winter solstice with song, story, ritual, and reflection.
We will discuss Jesus’s parable about The Good Samaritan.
Music selections will include holiday favorites and other pieces that capture the aspirations of the season.
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.
Korea is the most Confucian culture in the world. How has its history manifested in its current approach to world affairs?
What can Confucianism teach us about relationships?
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?
If you could design a worship service from scratch, what might it look like?
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?
How do we distinguish between what is true and the experiences, language, teachers, and texts that help us learn what is true?
Rev. Dannison is the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church and is a fierce advocate of social justice and benevolent localism.
Director of Religious Education Diane Melvin will share how the daily religious practice of meditation and Lojong has been transformative in her life.
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.
Rev. Rachel will share the story of Arjuna from The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu text.
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?
Please bring a small container of water to join together in this intergenerational service.
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.
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.
In our annual Memorial Day observance, we remember those who we have lost.
What might the practice of democracy in our congregation have to teach us about democratic process in our wider society?
What does it means to belong to a religious community in an era when ‘none’ is the fastest growing religious affiliation?
We join with 500 UU congregations in answering the call to talk about white supremacist culture.
We will experience music in new ways and reflect on how making music together helps us create community.
As we celebrate Earth Day, we will explore what it might mean to live with ‘just enough.’
In this intergenerational service, we will celebrate the rhythms of the agricultural year.
On this Palm Sunday, Rev. Rachel will tell Michael Servetus’s story—and the story of the prophet Jesus who also gave his life for the truth as he understood it.
Sunday Service, April 2 – 10:45 a.m., “The Promise-Making, Promise-Breaking, Promise-Renewing Animal” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg
Why do we covenant?
How can we find ways to build and sustain courage and commitment in these politically charged times?
Sunday Service, March 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Beyond Good Intentions: The Role that White People Must Play in the Work of Racial Justice” with Dr. Melanie Morrison
How can white people participate in movements led by people of color?
What has People’s Church done to advance pure and practical religion in the community? What lies ahead?
How might The Book of Esther in the Hebrew Scriptures inspire us to act with courage today?
Rev. Rachel will share the story of how the modern Gay Pride movement began.
On this Sunday, Rev. Rachel will answer your submitted questions.
Rev. Rachel will reflect on Sabbath practices, how holy rest is different than sloth, and what she has learned from her own Sabbath practice.
What wisdom does the virtue of ‘Prudence’ hold for us today?
We will explore the cause and effect relationship between life and its varied, mysterious, healing and poetic expression.
Rev. Rachel will explore the topic of envy.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend we will look back at the tidal wave of justice of the Civil Rights Movement.
What is life calling People’s Church to be?
At this service, there will be dancing, music, and ritual to rid ourselves of what we don’t want to carry with us into 2017.
Join us for a simple, intergenerational service where we will celebrate and share the joys of the holidays in story and music.
“Miss Jayne” is a one act play about how we might honor someone who has made a profound difference in our life.
In this intergenerational service, members and friends of our community will be acting out the fictional story of Duke Dwayne’s attempts to outlaw jellybeans (and other things).
Sunday Service, December 4 – 10:45 a.m., “The Time That Santa Slapped a Unitarian” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg
At the First Council of Nicaea, Saint Nicholas slapped a Unitarian Christian priest. What might this story teach us today?
Rev. Dennis McCarty will explore with us “A Kinder, Gentler Atheism.”
Rev. Rachel will explore the sin of gluttony and the complicated relationships we have with our food.
With the election over, how do we look forward? Who is the world calling us to be?
As UUs, how do we show our commitment to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person, no matter what, no exceptions?
How could we become as comfortable talking about money as we are talking about sex?
Rev. Rachel, members of the People’s Church Social Justice Coordinating Committee, and other church members will explore the virtue of justice.
Sunday Service, October 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Institutions, Innocence, and Complicity” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg
As we mark Indigenous People’s Day, Rev. Rachel will tell the story of a little-known piece of our denominational history.
Sunday Service, October 2 – 10:45 a.m., “The Care of Magical Creatures” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Diane Melvin
Let us celebrate and bless the animals in our lives and in our world! Please bring your well-behaved pets, pictures of beloved animals (living or dead), and/or your favorite stuffed animals.
Anger can eat us alive or fuel us to do good and important work in the world. How do we harness this powerful force?