Traditionally important weekends in our liturgical calendar year.
Blending of the Waters
(late August or early September): Members and friends are encouraged to bring water from their summer travels or their homes to pour into a common bowl that symbolizes our church family.
Festival of Remembrance
(last Sunday of October): A service in which we remember and honor the members of our church who have died in the past year and mark membership milestones.
Thanksgiving Service of Gratitude
(weekend or two before Thanksgiving): An intergenerational celebration, including child dedications and an eating ritual.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
(Christmas Eve): A 5:00 p.m. family service features carol singing, a retelling of the Christmas story, special music and candlelight. The 7:00 p.m. traditional service features carols, readings, a homily, and candlelight. Children may be dedicated at either service. Following both services, attendees are invited to linger and enjoy cookies, traditionally brought by attendees.
Crossing the Threshold Service
(first Sunday in January):A service to mark the turning of the year, we consider that which we want to leave behind and that which we want to carry with us into the new year. Meaningful fun and ritual for all ages.
(Easter Sunday): A UU take on the themes of Easter and emerging Spring.
Earth Day Services
(late April): An annual intergenerational celebration of the earth and the web of life that connects us all.
Annual Meeting Sunday
(first Sunday after Memorial Day): Only one Sunday service followed by the annual all-congregation meeting. Visitors and friends are welcome to attend, but only members can vote at this meeting.
(second Sunday in June): At these special services, inspired by the Rev. Dr. Norbert Capeck, a Unitarian minister in Prague during the Nazi era, attendees are encouraged to bring a flower or two from their yard or a shop. The flowers are collected in common vases to symbolize the bounty and diversity of religious community. At the conclusion of the service, participants are invited to take home a different flower to symbolize the gifts of our church family. Children may be dedicated at these services.