Beyond Categorical Thinking

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UUA Transitions Director Keith Kron, who on Nov. 10 facilitated our “Beyond Categorical Thinking” workshop, is our special guest for this service. He will share observations from his experience overseeing the process of ministerial transitions in UU congregations for the past eight years, and in particular the way that assumptions about ministers and ministry sometimes cloud the way members think about a new settled minister. Following up on the learning from Saturday morning’s workshop (9:00-noon), this service lifts up the invisible obstacles to calling the minister who is the best fit for the First Unitarian Church. Weaving a rich tapestry of music and spoken word, this worship celebration calls us to be our best selves.

Special music by the UU Singers – Dawn by Bide and Barnum

We the People

9:15 & 11 am
Celebrant: Martha Sherick Shen

In this service, the first of the month when our theme is “Memory” and the Sunday before election day, we take time to remember the origins of our nation. There is a close connection between the development of our constitutional democracy and the engagement of Unitarians and Universalists in the public life after the American Revolution. The philosophy and principles underlying the US Constitution resonate with the later-developed UU principles, and it is no accident.

Special music by the Bell Ave. Ringers – Ash Grove

The Sanctuary of Each Other: A Service of Remembrance


Life has its losses. This service for all ages remembers the loved ones who have passed away. As we honor their memories, and the ways they shaped our lives, we’re also reminded of the way that the sanctuary of one another gives us comfort in times of loss and grief. Your ministers encourage you to bring in a picture or object that represents someone special in your life, someone, whether a human person or an animal companion, whose memory you cherish. There is sanctuary here.

Special music by the UU Singers