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Upcoming Sermons & Services

May Worship Theme - Beauty

The Beauty of Prayer

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Sunday, May 20 
 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

What is it that is nurtured by prayer? Does prayer qualify as a UU spiritual practice? Why pray? Rev. Strauss will offer a reflection on the history and practice of prayer.
 
The UUCR Choir will sing; Chelle Fulk, violin; Justin Furnia on piano.
 
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, children spend the "First Fifteen" minutes in the Sanctuary for the multigenerational portion of the worship service, after which those in pre-K through 5th grade follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of pre-K through 2nd grade are asked to collect their children from classrooms at the end of worship; children in 3rd through 5th grade will be dismissed at the end of class. Loving care is provided to the youngest members of our community (infant - 3 years) in Building 3, Room 33.
 
Join in the Middle Hour choices from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., including Emerson's Sunrise Coffee Circle (conversation), Spirit of Life Sangha (meditation), Middle School and High School Faith Formation, and Family FUUN Choir.

Creating Memorial Rituals

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 
 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

In a time of grieving, sacred rituals can offer healing. How might we use the holiday of Memorial Day to honor loss and to nurture hope? Please bring photos of those whom you have lost and wish to remember this day.
 
Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Chalice Chapel—One Sunday each month, all children and youth gather in Founders Hall for worship where they will sing, share, and create together. Loving care is provided to the youngest members of our community (infant - 3 years) in Building 3, Room 33.
 
Join in the Middle Hour choices from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., including Emerson's Sunrise Coffee Circle (conversation), Spirit of Life Sangha (meditation), Middle School and High School Faith Formation, Adult Faith Formation (World Religions), and Family FUUN Choir.

Summer Services Begin June 3
One Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

June Worship Theme - Practice Courageous Love

Why Say It When You Can Play It?

Sarah Jebian, Interim Director of Music
Multigenerational Music Sunday, June 3 
 10:00 a.m. 

Music nourishes our souls in a way that nothing else does. Can you even imagine a worship service without music? How does music influence the way we worship? How do our hearts and minds process information that is sung or played versus spoken? Join the UUCR Choir, Bonfire of the Mannakeys, Sonaria, WildBerry Jam, the new Family FUUN Choir, and of course our beloved resident pianist Justin Furnia and Interim Director of Music Sarah Jebian, as we lead worship in a whole new way. After all — why say it when you can play it?
 
Reflections offered by Sarah Jebian and Justin Furnia!
 
Multigenerational Service—All gather together in the Sanctuary for the entire service. Loving care is provided to the youngest members of our community (infant - 3 years) in Building 3, Room 33.
 
For the summer, Emerson's Cafe (conversation) will continue to meet before the morning service, and Spirit of Life Sangha (meditation) will meet after the service. Stay tuned for information on other activities!

 

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.

05/13/2018

The Beauty of Our Scars

Rev. Rebekah Savage
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05/06/2018

Inner Beauty

Rev. Lynn Strauss
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04/29/2018

Justice and Compassion

Rev. Rebekah Savage
Reading(s):
  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world

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