Sunday Service, September 26 – 10:45 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., “(Re)Connections” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will explore ways to connect and reconnect with each other.

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Sunday Service, September 19 – 10:45 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., “Moving through Hard Emotions” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will see the gifts of hard emotions and explore ways to move through them.

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Sunday Service, September 12 – 10:45 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., “Peace Like a River: Water Service” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will gather our waters and selves together—physically and virtually—for the beginning of our program year.

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Sunday Service, September 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Adjusting to the Pandemic: The Friendship Village Experience” Martha Beverly, Joann Dodson, & Jean Bright

People’s people share their reflections on how COVID has impacted them, and what brings them hope.

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Sunday Service, August 29 – 10:45 a.m., “ Pandemic Story Playlist” Laura Bultman

Children’s librarian, Laura Bultman shares stories that have given her joy in this anxious time.

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Sunday Service, August 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Hope”  Donna McClurkan

Donna McClurkan helps us explore the spaces in between hope and despair.

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Sunday Service, August 15 – 10:45 a.m., ‘“Right Speech” and Having Nothing to Say’ Megan Reynolds

Megan Reynolds speaks about equanimity and about the choices we make when we speak.

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Sunday Service, August 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Cultivating a Kinder Quality of Attention” Gwen Abney-Cunningham

Gwen Abney-Cunningham speaks about loving kindness and leads the congregation in a loving kindness practice.

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Sunday Service, August 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Wisdom from Unlikely Sources” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, Rev. Rachel will share some truths she has learned from some unlikely sources.

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Sunday Service, July 25 – 10:45 a.m., “How an Archaeologist Found Balance at People’s Church” Michael Nassaney

Michael Nassaney shares how People’s Church helped him to find more balance in his life.

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Sunday Service, July 18 – 10:45 a.m., “The Future of Relationships” Rebekah Sharp

OB-GYN Rebekah Sharp addresses COVID from the perspective of relationships and the biology of connection.

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Sunday Service, July 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Choose to Lead a Life That Matters” Julia Kirkwood

Julia Kirkwood speaks about what it means to lead a life that matters.

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Sunday Service, July 4 – 10:45 a.m., “A Review of the Church Year and Future Plans” Steve Ferguson

Outgoing Board President, Steve Ferguson gives a recap on the past church year, and asks about the future.

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Sunday Service, June 27 – 10:45 a.m., “Love Your Enemies?!!” David Isaacson

David Isaacson shares thoughts on the difficulty of loving one’s enemies.

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Sunday Service, June 20 – 10:45 a.m., “Decolonizing Conservation” Hilary Hunt

What would decolonization look like in your life?

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Sunday Service, June 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Each of Us as an Artist: A Virtual Flower Service” Chris Measzros

In this service, Chris Measzros encourages us to find our inner artist.

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Sunday Service, June 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Youth Bridging Service”

Join us as we honor this rite of passage in the lives of our high school seniors.

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Sunday Service, May 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Becoming Love” Rev. Barrett Lee

Rev. Barrett Lee will lead this Memorial Day service.

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Sunday Service, May 23 – 10:45 a.m., “The Building of the Beloved Community” Charlae Davis

Charlae Davis speaks about the importance of Building the Beloved Community.

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Sunday Service, May 16 – 10:45 a.m., “A Journalist’s Lifelong Search for Truth” Julie Mack

Journalist Julie Mack will speak about searching for truth.

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Sunday Service, May 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Praise for Mother Earth” People’s Singers

People’s musicians and singers celebrate the earth in song.

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Sunday Service, May 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Life as Pilgrimage: A View from Celtic Spirituality” David Moffett-Moore

David Moffett-Moore will share characteristics of Celtic spirituality with a focus on pilgrimage.

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Sunday Service, April 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Bal Tashchit: Do Not Destroy” Rabbi Simone Schicker

Rabbi Schicker will share stories and thoughts about humans’ relationship to the earth.

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Sunday Service, April 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Nature as Refuge: Pilgrimage to Our Own Backyards”

We will reflect on the ways that nature has helped us get through the pandemic year.

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Sunday Service, April 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Happiness, etc.” Don Miller

Don Miller will share his thoughts on happiness.

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Sunday Service, April 4 – 10:45 a.m., “People’s Poetry Service”

The Equinox is this year’s theme for People’s Poetry service.

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Sunday Service, March 28 – 10:45 a.m., “A New Normal” Dr. Randy Partain

We welcome UU minister Dr. Randy Pertain.

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Sunday Service, March 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Daily Practice: Reflections on Turning” Rev. Jill McAllister

Minister Emerita of People’s Church, Rev. Jill McAllister will join us.

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Sunday Service, March 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Glimpsing the Sacred” Rev. Alex Jensen

We’ll explore Beloved Community and the glimpses we have in the here and now of the world we dream to create together.

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Sunday Service, March 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Stewardship Sunday” Rev. Dennis McCarty

What’s antidisistablishmentarianism and why should we care?

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Sunday Service, February 28 – 10:45 a.m., “Building Beloved Community for Collective Liberation” Rev. Shelly Thompson

Rev. Thompson will speak on Building the Beloved Community.

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Sunday Service, February 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Hope is Our Superpower” Social Justice Coordinating Committee

Members of the social justice coordinating committee share music, poetry, and reflections about what keeps them motivated to do the work of justice.

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Sunday Service, February 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Goodbye (for now)” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In her final service before sabbatical, Rev. Rachel shares her (modest) plans for her time away.

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Sunday Service, February 7 – 10:45 a.m., “11 Months In…” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What have we learned in these last 11 months since the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives?

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Sunday Service, January 31 – 10:45 a.m., “On Hospitality and Microaggressions” Rev. Rachel Lonberg and the Dismantling Racism Team

How can we be more welcoming to people of all identities in our church and in our lives?

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Sunday Service, January 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Physics is Good Theology” J. Barrett Lee

Do things happen for a reason or not?

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Sunday Service, January 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Of the People, By the People, for the People” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What is congregational polity?

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Sunday Service, January 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Remembrance and Reparations” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will tell the story of the 1921 Tulsa massacre – and of UUs efforts at reparations.

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Sunday Service, January 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Every Body is A Good Body” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Let’s celebrate our bodies, just as they are, in all their shapes, sizes and capabilities.

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Sunday Service, December 27 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will mark the end of 2020 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 Candlelight Service, December 24 – 7:00 p.m.

We will explore waiting as a spiritual practice and how love is born and reborn in the unlikeliest circumstances.

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Sunday Service, December 20 – 10:45 a.m., “The Night Tree: An Intergenerational Service”

In this service for people of all ages, we will sing Christmas carols and tell the story of The Night Tree.

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Sunday Service, December 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Hard, Brave Conversations” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we have difficult conversations with people we care for about politics and our values?

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Sunday Service, December 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Music Service” Savannah Ramsey

Come join People’s musicians and singers as we celebrate the Solstice in song.

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Sunday Service, November 29 – 10:30 a.m., “Healing Community” Rev. Drew Frantz

What healing is called for in this moment?

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Sunday Service, November 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Honorable Harvest” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Rev. Rachel will lift up Native American wisdom about harvest, including the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address.

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Sunday Service, November 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Depression: The Flaw in Love” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will reflect on depression and offer wisdom for navigating it as we navigate COVID.

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Sunday Service, November 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Now What?” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this post-election sermon, Rev. Rachel will reflect on the outcome of the election and on the work ahead for all of us.

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Sunday Service, November 1 – 10:45 a.m., “How to Use for Good Our Power” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we use our power well to create the Beloved Community?

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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 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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