Rev. Erin Gingrich

Rebuilding Trust

Click Here for Video (You Tube) 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. Let us examine what it takes for us to forgive and to rebuild trust.

A Possibility for Survival

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am Celebrant: Kellie Patterson This month we ask how we can be a people of possibility, together. Let us apply the insights of Bowen family systems theory to consider what is actually possible to do individually and collectively wherever we find ourselves.   Special Music by: UU Singers


Service for all ages at 9:15 and 11:00 am Celebrant: Martha Shen Join us for our annual welcoming of the New Year. All who wish will be invited to pass through a threshold to set a compassionate intention for the New Year.

Will the Real Jesus Please Rise?

  Watch the Video (You Tube) On the verge of Christmas Eve, as Christians around the world celebrate a birth that happened more than 2,000 years ago, we Unitarian Universalists seek to discern the true meaning of that birth. As people of diverse theologies, we respect and celebrate a diversity of religious traditions. And we may rightly ask: "What is there in the life of Jesus of Nazareth that invites respect? Who was this Jesus, really?" Two millennia of history aside, what is there about Jesus to celebrate? Answering this question means looking past the assumptions and conventions of the season to discover the real Jesus. This service is suitable for people age 6 and older and is designed to welcome all our diverse theologies.

Reclaiming Blessings

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Unitarian Universalists hold sacred the ties that bind and we actively seek to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Given our humanist faith, we may not think to include prayer or offering blessings in our spiritual toolbox as we do this. Rev. Erin, members of our pastoral team and justice seeking groups will share stories about how powerful it can be to reclaim these tools. Special music by Risa Vandegrift

Creative Courage

Watch the Video (YouTube link) When we tap into our creativity, we are not recreating the status quo. What is it about creating that gives us the courage to wander into the unknown? How might we apply this willingness and energy more broadly in our lives? Special music by the UU Singers

On the Spot

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Our faith community emerges from our shared creativity and improvisation. Let's give thanks for the many ways we each contribute, sharing our gifts to create something greater than we could ever achieve on our own.

Instrument of Peace

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Envisioning an end to sexual violence involves many things, including the willingness to understand and compassionately address the underlying motivations of those who cause harm. It involves a willingness to see those who have caused harm as whole and worthy of care. As a religious community, let us hold the pain of all with sacred compassion together.

Love’s Call

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Where does love's call come from? We will consider a humanist answer to this question, creatively told through the retelling of a Bible story written by UU minister Rev. David Bumbaugh. Special music by the Bell Ave. Ringers