Houses for Our Dreams

Watch the Video (YouTube link) As we move through life, most of us form a vision of where we're headed: who we'd like to be, what we'd like to do, how we'd like to live, what gifts we might be able to bring to the world. Today three members share the visions that inspire and challenge them: Karen Lauer, one of our youth Max Jensen, and Heidi Lackmann. Special music by Doug Hoffman

Heart of the Church

9:15 & 11 am Celebrant: Kellie Patterson What is the "heart" of First Unitarian Church? How do individual values and aspirations combine to form the heart of this beloved community? These are the questions members have been answering over the last year through Visioning Circles and at the September 22nd Visioning Workshop—as well as at the September 9th ingathering service. Rev. Jennifer, inspired by your answers, shares her perceptions of this congregation's heart. Special music by UU Singers

Life Calls Us On

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Why are we here? What is our purpose? These are the questions that rise from the great underlying question, "What is the meaning of life?" In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, there is no single answer to these big questions. But there is one unifying message: each of us creates our own meaning and purpose. Life calls to us to use the gifts that are ours to shape a life that speaks. Special music by the Bell Ringers

Borne on the Waters

Watch the Video (YouTube link) A Service for All Ages. Each September, our ingathering celebration reaffirms our covenant as members of a beloved community committed to transformation in our own lives and in the life of the world. In this service, we use water, the source of human life, as a symbol of our interconnectedness to all living beings. All life emerged from water; all life requires it; and the water cycle, from rain to rivers to oceans to clouds to rain, is a continuing reminder of the cycle of life. In today's service, we reflect on how we are born and re-born throughout our lives, as we find ways to restore our hearts, minds, and spirits as we experience life's challenges and changes. Just as we are borne on the waters of life, this community supports and sustains us during our life's journey. Together we covenant, and together we renew, the heart of the church. Special music by the UU Singers; plus Amy Bernon