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Upcoming Sermons & Services



All in-person gatherings at UUCR are suspended until further notice. ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. View the latest "All-UUCR" emails here for ongoing updates re: virtual gathering.

Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom (virtual worship space opens at 10:15 a.m.)


GA Sunday
Sunday, June 27 — General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship: Recognizing the importance of shared ministry and the many innovative approaches to worship created by congregations during the pandemic, UUA President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick Gray, selected the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis to serve as worship leaders for this year's GA Sunday Morning Service. UUCR will stream the service at our regular worship time of 10:30am. 
Rebirth of a Nation
Sunday, July 4 —  Sikh Activist and Author Valarie Kaur in one of her most famous quotes asks, “What if our country is yet to be born and we are in the midst of a really long labor?” Join Intern Mathew as they seek to ask and answer that very question. Led Ministerial Intern Mathew Taylor.
Seeds of Being: On Truth-Tilling and Seeds as Sacred Text
Sunday, July 11 — An earlier version of Cassie’s sermon, “Seeds of Being: On Truth-Telling and Seeds as Sacred Text,” earned her recent acclaim as a Harvard Divinity School Billings Preaching Prize Finalist and emerges from ongoing scholarship on ancestral knowing, embodied relationality, and the stretching of the sacred. Led by Cassie Montenegro.

Growing Myself in the Garden
Sunday, July 18 —A service of poems, musings, and songs on our connection to the Earth, and how we ground ourselves in turbulent times. Led by Cynthia Shires-Thurston & Wayne Crump, with special music performed live by Wayne Crump.

Wide Open Spaces
Sunday, July 25 — In their 1998 song "Wide Open Spaces", The Chicks wrote about a young girl's need for space and time to make mistakes and grow into her adult self. We all need wide open spaces from time to time, time with the expansiveness of nature and the universe to make sense of our lives and deepen our connection. Let's explore together how we can be "wide open" and find spaces that are full of wisdom. Led by Rev. K.C. Slack.

Past Sunday Services

Go Forward
Sunday, June 20 — Join the Wonder Twins (Ministerial Interns) Kirk W. Freeman and Mathew P. Taylor as they invite you on a journey to embrace the spirit of Divine Play. Led by Kirk Freeman and Mathew Taylor.

Flower Communion

Sunday, June 13 — This Sunday is the official end of our congregational year. On this day when we observe the traditional Unitarian ceremony of community called Flower Communion, we will offer thanks and appreciation for the leaders in our community, especially those who have offered pastoral care and helping hands, and those who have been volunteer teachers. Toward the end of the Zoom service, those who are nearby are invited to drive, bike or walk through the UUCR parking lot to give and receive flowers. Led by Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage

Bridging Service
Sunday, June 6 — UUCR honors high school seniors who will cross a figurative "bridge" as they graduate and our middle schoolers as they rise into high school. Our time in worship will celebrate the various bridges we navigate in this time of global transition. Led by Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage.  

Click here for more details on the following summer services:

September 27 — "Naps As a Form of Resistance" with Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage
September 20 — "Renewing and Beginning Again" with Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage
September 13 — Ingathering & Water Communion with Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage, Incoming Settled Minister
Septebmer 6 — "Renewal Is an Inside Job" with Dr. Laura Shay, MTS, Guest Preacher
August 30 — "Chronos and Kairos" with Dr. Laura Solomon, Guest Preacher
August 23 — "Peace in Our Time?" with Greg C. Carrow-Boyd, Guest Preacher
August 16 — "Balancing the Scales"  by Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage shared by Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel, settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County in State College, PA
August 9 — "Peaces" with Christin Green, MDiv, Guest Preacher
August 2 — "A Complicated Bounty" with Tyler Coles, MDiv, Guest Preacher


Past Sermons

Read or listen to a recent Sunday sermon below, or visit our archived sermons for more. Transcripts are saved as PDFs, and mp3 audio can be played online.


Go Forward

Ministerial Intern Kirk Freeman and Mathew Taylor


Flower Communion Sunday

Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage


Bridging Service

Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage
  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world