A Stone of Hope

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am Celebrants: Susan Gross (with support from Martha Shen) In 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his remarkable “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington. Dr. King asserted his faith that our nation could “hew out of a mountain of despair a stone of hope.” In this month … Continued

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Remember the Dark: A Solstice Cantata

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am Celebrant: Ben Spick In “Remember the Dark,” UU musician David Glasgow has written an evocative cantata, part choral performance, part one-act musical, that honors the dark of winter and the opportunity for rest and restoration. Thee UU Singers, under the direction of Karen Kraemer, will share the music and … Continued

Trust the Web

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am How do we live? Are we, as our UU principles suggest, part of the “interconnected web of existence”? Or do we sometimes act as if we are separate and isolated, as if we have no impact on the web and it does not touch us? In this era of … Continued

Rebuilding Trust

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am We’ve all had invitations to find our way back into trusting others or even ourselves. We’ve had to work through complexities to find ways to care for ourselves and our boundaries while also being open to the people we love and the inevitable missteps that we and others make. … Continued

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The Trust that Love Built

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am

Celebrant: Ben Spick

On this Sunday soon after Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the power of love to build trust. Through story and song, we explore the ways that love can build trust. This is a service for all ages.

The People Build a Home

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am In 1877, a few big-hearted, open-minded people created the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. That act of trust and faith is what led us to this moment. We are the spiritual descendants of those pioneers who, 142 years ago, imagined a future for their hope. We are their … Continued