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 9 – 10:45 a.m., “We’re All in this Together” Laura Bultman

Laura Bultman will lead this Sunday’s discussion.

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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 12 – 10:30 a.m., “All Michigan UU Worship”

What have we discovered about remaining hopeful in the midst of the unknown that we can sustain into the future?

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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 28 – 10:00 a.m., “Morning Service from General Assembly” Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and Rev. Mychal Slack

Join thousands of other Unitarian Universalists for the Sunday morning service livestreamed from virtual General Assembly.

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 21 – 10:45 a.m., “We’re All in This Together” Gay Walker

Join us for the first of our summer services.

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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, June 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Milestones”

This Sunday, we will mark the milestones, transitions, and learnings in our community this year.

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Sunday Service, May 31 – 10:45 a.m., “The Road Ahead” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What does the future hold for our church community?

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Sunday Service, May 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Memorial Day Service”

We will honor those who have died in military service to our country, our beloved who have died in the past year, and our own feelings of grief and ambiguous loss in this time.

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Sunday Service, May 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Coming of Age Service”

Our Coming of Age youth will lead this service, which will include them sharing the faith statements they have crafted.

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Sunday Service, May 10 – 10:30 a.m., “The Spiritual Practice of Surrender” with Rev. Julie Brock and Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton

We will join Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton for a special (and earlier) Sunday Service.

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Sunday Service, May 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Music Sunday” Savannah Ramsey and People’s Musicians

Come and hear inspiring works performed by People’s people.

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Sunday Service, April 26 – 10:30 a.m., “Wonder as an Antidote to Fear” with Rev. Mandy Beal and the Birmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI

We will join the Birmingham Unitarian Church for a special (and earlier) Sunday Service.

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Sunday, April 19th Service: “Nature as Healer and Model of Resilience” with Diane Melvin

Join us to commemorate Earth Day and celebrate the natural world as a source of beauty, strength, and joy.

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Sunday, April 5th Service: “Remembering Passover, Remembering Yesterday” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will reflect on why and how people tell their stories of survival.

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Sunday, March 29th Service: “Out of Our Control” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

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Sunday, March 22nd Service: “Creating Sacred Space at Home” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

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Sunday, March 15th Service: “Looking for the Helpers” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel shares her thoughts on COVID-19, and actions we can take to be helpers in our wider community.

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Sunday Services Cancelled, Will Be Livestreamed

The Sunday service and Sunday morning religious education classes are cancelled through April 12.

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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 9 – 10:45 a.m., “The Warmth of Community: A Reverse Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Diane Melvin

On this special Sunday, the adults will go to classes and children will stay in the service.

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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, January 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Remembering Margaret Fuller” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Come learn about this fascinating, often-forgotten character from UU history.

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Sunday Service, December 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this intergenerational service, we will let go of what we do not want to take with us into the coming year (by burning it up!).

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 – 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Join us to celebrate the Christmas story and hope for the rebirth of love and peace in our world.

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Sunday Service, December 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Don’t Let the Light Go Out” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What might the ancient story of the Maccabee uprising have to teach us today?

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Sunday Service, December 15 – 10:45 a.m., “The Snow Tree: An Intergenerational Service”

In this service, people of all ages will celebrate the winter solstice with music, ritual, and story.

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Sunday Service, December 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Giving Thanks: a Music Service”

Join us for this interactive program featuring performances by People’s musicians and singers.

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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, September 1 – 10:45 a.m., “How I Blew Up My Life and Became a UU” Bobby Goldstein

Join us for the last Summer Service.

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Sunday Service, August 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Noticing the Positive Changes” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Join us for a special Summer Intergenerational Service led by Rev. Rachel.

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Sunday Service, August 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Facing Change” Eddie DeGraw

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, August 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Peeling Away the Layers of Our Guarded Selves” Matthew Morris McCormick

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, August 4 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Savannah Ramsey

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 28 – 10:45 a.m., “The Power of We” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will recap some of the events at the most recent General Assembly.

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Sunday Service, July 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Living in the Now, for Now” Tim Sparling

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Hope Through Action” Nich Betz-Thorne

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Steve Dibble

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 23 – 10:45 a.m., “What Constitutes an Identity?” Ben Miller

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 16 – 10:45 a.m., “Leading Oneself and Energetic Balance” Elizabeth Warner

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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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 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Don’t Go Changin’”

Is it okay to be okay with who you are?

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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 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Sing to the Power: A Reverse Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will sing out the adults for classes, and let the youth stay for a worship service about love, hope, joy, and faith.

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Sunday Service, February 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Can We Ever Rest?” with Rev. Jill McAllister

What can we learn about rest which might help us keep living in the ways that are needed?

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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, February 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Let the Mystery Be” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will explore the spiritual tradition of agnosticism.

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Sunday Service, January 27 – 10:45 a.m., “When Bad Things Happen to Other People” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we best show up to support one another in difficult times?

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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 13 – 10:45 a.m., “In the Belly of a Big Fish” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What relevance does the story of Jonah have for us today?

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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, December 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will mark the end of 2018 with rituals to let go of what we do not want to take with us into the coming year.

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Christmas Eve Service at UUCC, Monday, December 24 – 6:30 p.m.

In this joint Christmas Eve service hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Southwest Michigan, we will explore how different cultures celebrate around this time of the year.

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Sunday Service, December 23 – 10:45 a.m., “In The Bleak Midwinter” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

With silence, candles, and music, we will pause to hold space for the difficult feelings the holiday season can bring up.

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Sunday Service, December 16 – 10:45 a.m., “Can These Bones Live?” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

The book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible describes a valley of dry bones that were brought back to life. Why might this passage worthy of our attention today?

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Sunday Service, December 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Christmas Pageant Spectacular: An Intergenerational Service”

Join us for an irreverent, participatory telling of the nativity story.

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Sunday Service, December 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Welcoming the Stranger: A Music Service”

This service will feature music and readings focused on seeking equality for and acceptance of everyone.

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