Speaker: Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Reverse Service

After a four-year hiatus, we are bringing back our reverse service. This is a special day where our younger children stay in The Commons for the whole service while we sing out the adults (both in person and on Zoom) to participate in their own … read more.

Living the Questions

It is a day for questions at People’s Church (but isn’t every day a day for questions?) Bring your questions about meaning, ethics, People’s Church, Unitarian Universalism and more (but please no math problems). Rev. Rachel will do her best to answer as many of … read more.

Gathering in Gratitude and Generosity

We will kick off stewardship season (our annual pledge campaign to raise money for the church the coming year) with Rev. Rachel’s annual ‘sermon on the amount’ and an invitation to participate in grateful gatherings – small groups that will have a facilitated conversation about … read more.

Love at the Center

Our Unitarian Universalist Association is in the process of revising Article II of the bylaws, which includes the principles and sources. In this service, Rev. Rachel will explore the proposed changes, which will be voted on at the General Assembly this June. If you want … read more.

The Misuse of Science

Following up on the previous Sunday’s celebration of Charles Darwin and evolution, we will grapple with how the scientific ideas Darwin developed have been misused in racist, ableist, and imperialist ways. The modern eugenics movement (founded by Charles Darwin’s cousin) promoted social policies designed to … read more.

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin!

On the weekend marking the 215th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution and who was raised as a Unitarian. We will celebrate his life and legacy of inquiry, science, and trying to make sense of the world around … read more.

Lessons in Leadership

One of the oldest and most important practices in the Unitarian Universalist tradition is congregational self-governance. This practice requires us to call out from among our congregation leaders who serve for a period of time on our nominating committee, our board, and in other leadership … read more.

Remembering Whitney Young

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO RECORDING OF THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE.

On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, we will remember civil rights leader and Unitarian Universalist Whitney Young. As President of the National Urban League (one of the ‘Big Five’ organizations of the Civil Rights Movement) from … read more.

Christmas Presents: An All Ages Service

What if you opened a Christmas present and what you found inside was a hymn, a story, or a joys and sorrows ritual? That will happen this Sunday when we share some new and old favorite Christmas music, including the stories behind some beloved Christmas … read more.

Reflecting on the Lord’s Prayer

At a memorial service last summer, several hundred people in The Commons recited together ‘Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed by Thy Name…’ It was a powerful moment – and led Rev. Rachel to wonder what the words of that prayer Jesus taught meant … read more.

Harm Reduction as an Ethical Guide

Harm reduction is a set of practices and policies in public health to reduce the negative consequences of human behavior, recognizing that you can’t force someone to make different choices, but you can work to make the consequences of their choices less catastrophic. (Needle exchange … read more.

S’More

Last spring, the members of People’s Church passed a budget with a supplementary stewardship campaign. The time has come to make good on that past commitment, live into our integrity, and keep the flame of People’s Church growing. The service will be followed by a … read more.