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.
Reverend David Kohlmeier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This day marks the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda: the first-ever declaration of religious freedom by a European nation. Significantly, it was the work of history’s only Unitarian king, John Sigismund of Transylvania! Today we’ll join UU congregations in Transylvania and … read more.
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.
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah has roots in ancient resistance to tyranny and brutal religious and ethnic persecution. This morning we’ll consider what lessons this historic rebellion has for our own modern-day struggle against hate.
The Holidays are a difficult time for many us. Many struggle with depression as the dark days of winter increase, while others of us are painfully reminded by all the holiday traditions of loved ones no longer in our lives. Amid the jangle and … read more.