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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.)

Make the Impossible, Possible 
Sunday, September 26 —  In our current climate, and sometimes in our lives, we are told that we can't do "that." That we shouldn't try. Those words can sometimes come from outside forces; sometimes they come from ourselves. What would happen if we saw that impossibility as a dare? What would happen if we believed anything was possible? Led by Ministerial Intern Mathew P. Taylor. 


Past Sunday Services

Ingathering Sunday
Sunday, September 12 — We begin our congregational year with Ingathering and our annual ritual of Water Communion. After much consideration and planning, this year we start with an experiment in hybrid worship - embracing our monthly spiritual theme of "Possibility". So whether you are at home or at UUCR, we spiritually gather our sacred waters to ritualize our unity and belonging as a beloved community. If you are joining virtually, please have your water nearby so we may bless it together. Led by Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage

The Blessings of Possibility
Sunday, September 19 — Who do we belong to? In this special service, we bless our Board and teachers for their leadership and service for our congregation. We will also consider the magnifying and deepening potential of acts of service as a spiritual practice, to heal ourselves and our world. Led by Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage

Setting Course
Sunday, September 5 — As we are about to embark on a new congregational year, Ministerial Intern Kirk reflects on how we might navigate through the complexities of this current moment. Led by Kirk Freeman.


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.


Setting Course

Kirk Freeman


From the Red Hills of Georgia

Verdis Levar Robinson


Incomprehensible Beauty

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