Expectation

Serenity to Accept

Celebrant, Kellie Patterson The serenity prayer of Reinhold Niebuhr begins with “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.” Things we cannot change cause us a great deal of anguish. What wisdom might we plumb to find the serenity in the face of unpalatable realities? Katherine Vance will play Humoresque by A. Dvorak.


Comfortably Numb

9:15 am and 11 am Celebrant, Heidi Levine There can be a surfeit even of horror. What do we do when we expect a break which never comes? How do we defend against insidious numbness to the problems of the world? Music by the UU Singers.


Waiting on the World to Change

9:15 am and 11 am Celebrant, Meg Notch John Mayer writes “Now we see everything that's going wrong With the world and those who lead it We just feel like we don't have the means To rise above and beat it So we keep waiting (waiting) Waiting on the world to change.” What is our responsibility? When do we stop waiting for the world to change and start making the change happen?


Many Rivers, One Sea: A Water Gathering Service

9:15 am and 11 am Celebrant, Katie Allen We come together here in beloved community to do the work of discovering and living out our values and beliefs. Through flood and drought, wellsprings of abundance and flowing rivers of change, our community is there for us and we are the church in the world. Bring with you today a small amount of water, either from somewhere you have been this summer or collected at home to symbolize the community we are a part of and the sacredness of the work you are called to as a part of First Unitarian (water will be provided for those who forget). What will you pour yourself out for this year? This service will also include the Installation of this year's Board of Trustees!


Hope in the Dark

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Erin Gingrich; Celebrant: Elaine Imlau. Nature’s dark season reminds us of the nourishment of... Read More →


Believing in Santa

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Bryan Helmus. Mark shares with us his personal journey with the... Read More →