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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Sunday Service, November 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Did the God of Abraham Fight at the Siege of Troy?” with Rev. Dennis McCarty

What do Greek mythology and stories in the bible have in common?

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Sunday Service, November 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Remembering Rev. Caroline Bartlett Crane” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Caroline Bartlett Crane served as the minister of People’s Church from 1889 to 1898. What impact did she have on our community that continues today?

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Sunday Service, November 11 – 10:45 a.m., “The Promise and Practice of Our Faith” with Rev. Rachel and members of the Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism Committee

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists?

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Sunday Service, November 4 – 10:45 a.m., “These Are Your Dreams” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and the Widening Our Welcome Team

We will be sharing visions of possible futures together and inviting people to vote on next steps.

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Sunday Service, October 28 – 10:45 a.m., “Other People’s Autonomy” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we respect the autonomy of those we love when they make choices that we disagree with?

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Sunday Service, October 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” with Diane Melvin and 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 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, October 7 – 10:45 a.m., “What if God was one of Us: Jesus and the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism” with J. Barrett Lee

How does the story of Jesus relate to our UU principles?

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Sunday Service, September 30 – 10:45 a.m., “In Case of Emergency” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What spiritual preparations can we take now to keep ourselves calm in a crisis?

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Sunday Service, September 23 – 10:45 a.m., “Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can People’s Church be a place for internal and larger scale transformation?

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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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Homecoming Service, September 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Ingathering and Joining of Waters” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring water in a small container from a place that is important to you to pour into our collective bowl.

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Sunday Service, September 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Rites of Passage at Standing Rock” with Cybelle Shattuck

Cybelle Shattuck will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Allen Webb

Allen Webb will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges: Millie’s Immigration Story” with Paul LaDuca

Paul LaDuca will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 12 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges: It’s All an Experiment”” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Cylis Snow

Cylis Snow will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 29 – 10:45 a.m., “The Long Walk Back: Loss, Renewal and the Return of Hope” with Darryl Loiacano

Darryl Loiacano will speak about loss, renewal, and hope.

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Sunday Service, July 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Mike Pritchard

Mike Pritchard will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Nicky Leigh

Nicky Leigh will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Laura MacLellan

Laura MacLellan will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, June 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, June 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will talk about overcoming challenges.

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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 27 – 10:45 a.m., “Elegy on Memorial Day” with Rev. Colleen Squires

Join us for this day of remembrance.

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Sunday Service, May 20 – 10:45 a.m., Coming of Age – Part 2 “Where We Are Going”

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

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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 – 6:00 p.m., “The (Re)Birth of Love: A Christmas Eve Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney

We will retell the Christmas story in song, poetry and prose.

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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, September 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Community: Space & History” with Anita Wuoti

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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Sunday Service, August 27 – 10:45 a.m., “Curious People” with Marti Peters-Sparling

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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Sunday Service, August 20 – 10:45 a.m., “Stories from the UUA General Assembly” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will share stories from the UUA General Assembly that took place in New Orleans this past June.

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Sunday Service, August 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Stories That Inspire Us” with Cylis Dreamer

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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Sunday Service, August 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Friendship Across Differences” with Allen Webb

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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Sun sets in the woods at the edge of the fen.

Sunday Service, July 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Suffering and Gratitude as Teachers” with Rochelle Habeck Hunt

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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Sun sets in the woods at the edge of the fen.

Sunday Service, July 23 – 10:45 a.m., “Stories That Inspire Us” with Gordon Bolar

We will share stories about what experiences or events or people have been most important in helping us to lives of greater meaning.

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