In this service, we will explore ways to connect and reconnect with each other.
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.
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.
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.
Children’s librarian, Laura Bultman shares stories that have given her joy in this anxious time.
Donna McClurkan helps us explore the spaces in between hope and despair.
Megan Reynolds speaks about equanimity and about the choices we make when we speak.
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.
In this service, Rev. Rachel will share some truths she has learned from some unlikely sources.
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.
OB-GYN Rebekah Sharp addresses COVID from the perspective of relationships and the biology of connection.
Julia Kirkwood speaks about what it means to lead a life that matters.
Outgoing Board President, Steve Ferguson gives a recap on the past church year, and asks about the future.
David Isaacson shares thoughts on the difficulty of loving one’s enemies.
What would decolonization look like in your life?
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.
Join us as we honor this rite of passage in the lives of our high school seniors.
Rev. Barrett Lee will lead this Memorial Day service.
Charlae Davis speaks about the importance of Building the Beloved Community.
Journalist Julie Mack will speak about searching for truth.
People’s musicians and singers celebrate the earth in song.
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.
Rabbi Schicker will share stories and thoughts about humans’ relationship to the earth.
We will reflect on the ways that nature has helped us get through the pandemic year.
Don Miller will share his thoughts on happiness.
The Equinox is this year’s theme for People’s Poetry service.
We welcome UU minister Dr. Randy Pertain.
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.
We’ll explore Beloved Community and the glimpses we have in the here and now of the world we dream to create together.
What’s antidisistablishmentarianism and why should we care?
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.
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.
In her final service before sabbatical, Rev. Rachel shares her (modest) plans for her time away.
What have we learned in these last 11 months since the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives?
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?
Do things happen for a reason or not?
Sunday Service, January 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Of the People, By the People, for the People” Rev. Rachel Lonberg
What is congregational polity?
In this service, we will tell the story of the 1921 Tulsa massacre – and of UUs efforts at reparations.
Let’s celebrate our bodies, just as they are, in all their shapes, sizes and capabilities.
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.
We will explore waiting as a spiritual practice and how love is born and reborn in the unlikeliest circumstances.
In this service for people of all ages, we will sing Christmas carols and tell the story of The Night Tree.
How do we have difficult conversations with people we care for about politics and our values?
Come join People’s musicians and singers as we celebrate the Solstice in song.
What healing is called for in this moment?
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Rev. Rachel will lift up Native American wisdom about harvest, including the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address.
We will reflect on depression and offer wisdom for navigating it as we navigate COVID.
In this post-election sermon, Rev. Rachel will reflect on the outcome of the election and on the work ahead for all of us.
How do we use our power well to create the Beloved Community?
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.
Rev. Dr. Florence Buck heard her call to ministry at People’s Church in the 1890s. How are her messages relevant for us today?
Sunday Service, October 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” Diane Melvin, Rev. Rachel Lonberg
Please send photos of your pets to email@example.com. Please include the names of all people and animals in the photo.
What do UU principles have to teach us about policing and public safety in this moment?
What is spiritual resilience and what benefits can it offer us in difficult times?
On this Sunday closest to the Fall Equinox, we will will reflect on the lessons of nature and our ancestors for the season ahead.
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!
In our final service in the summer format, we will explore various expressions of our connection with Creation and the Cosmos.
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.
Laura MacLellan and Mary Spradling will discuss their relationships to social justice.
Savannah will lead this Sunday’s service.
Laura Bultman will lead this Sunday’s discussion.
Elizabeth Warner will lead this Sunday’s discussion by talking about “Hope in Today’s World.”
Send your questions about life or UUism to Rev. Rachel this week.
Hilary Hunt leads this Sunday discussion by talking about resilience.
What have we discovered about remaining hopeful in the midst of the unknown that we can sustain into the future?
In the age of climate change, what changes are needed for our neighborhoods to thrive?
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.
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.
Join us for the first of our summer services.
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.
This Sunday, we will mark the milestones, transitions, and learnings in our community this year.
What does the future hold for our church community?
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.
Our Coming of Age youth will lead this service, which will include them sharing the faith statements they have crafted.
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.
Come and hear inspiring works performed by People’s people.
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.
Join us to commemorate Earth Day and celebrate the natural world as a source of beauty, strength, and joy.
Rev. Rachel will reflect on why and how people tell their stories of survival.
Rev. Rachel shares her thoughts on COVID-19, and actions we can take to be helpers in our wider community.
The Sunday service and Sunday morning religious education classes are cancelled through April 12.
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?
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.
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.
How are we called to confront the powers and structures of evil with love today?
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.
What does it mean to be the beloved community?
What does it mean for the joyous to be shielded?
We will explore author Bryan Stevenson’s 4 Steps to making change.
What spiritual sayings have meaning for you?
Come learn about this fascinating, often-forgotten character from UU history.
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!).
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.
What might the ancient story of the Maccabee uprising have to teach us today?
In this service, people of all ages will celebrate the winter solstice with music, ritual, and story.
Join us for this interactive program featuring performances by People’s musicians and singers.
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?