Reverend David Kohlmeier

TENEBRAE

This contemplative, meditative service has ancient roots, going back over 1100 years. As readings from the oldest Gospel are shared, describing the final hours of Jesus’ life, candles are slowly extinguished, until the whole sanctuary is dark. We try to enter into that … read more.

Dinner Church

Did you know that when the first followers of Jesus gathered together for worship they did so in private homes, around a dinner table? The first Communions (also called Mass or Eucharist) were basically potluck meals. Early Eastern European Unitarians also shared Communion … read more.

“Centering”

This service will draw from our UU Common Read: “Centering.” We will seek to listen and learn about what it means to be Unitarian Universalist by expanding our vision to  center the perspectives of UU leaders who are also people of color. How does our … read more.

The Vision of an Evolutionary Faith 

Today we’ll observe International Darwin Day: a day that seeks “to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” Specifically, we’ll explore how … read more.

The Blessing of the Animals

In this much beloved UUFF annual tradition, we’ll celebrate the love and companionship that animals of all kinds bring to our lives. Your pets and animal friends are invited to attend; bring them with you or just bring a picture. We’ll share stories of our … read more.

To What Are We Committed?

Given how many Unitarian Universalists are also Atheists or skeptics about the supernatural, given our lack of a common creed, what does it mean to call ourselves “a faith community”? What do we mean when we talk about “faith formation” programs instead of the … read more.

The Radical Politics of the Manger

The traditional Christian images of the birth of Jesus are so familiar as to be almost cliché, but they are in fact filled with radical political ideas that their original, first-century Jewish and Roman audience would have clearly seen. We’ll look at the shepherds, the … read more.