Life in the Balance

Sunday March 25, 2018 10:45am

Celebrating Life with a sense of wonder and humility guides us to appreciate the connection  to life that we all share. Life is a source of mystery: always a source of possibility and at the same time, impossible to measure.  The Worship Arts team will offer readings inviting us to reflect on Life in the Balance.

I Persisted – Or Did I?

Sunday February 11, 2018 10:45am

Lou Ness

Sometimes I can be like a terrier, once I sink my teeth into something, I never give up. Given the struggle to retain that part of ourselves that best reflect our better nature, do I persist or insist and is there a difference? When does persistence become rigidity, or the inability to be organic? More importantly when can this perseverance contribute to building relationships and what am I willing to surrender in order to choose a more inclusive path?

We welcome Lou Ness back to the pulpit. Lou is a favorite here with her wit and insights.

Discovering Fire

Sunday October 1, 2017 10:45am

M.E. Tanabe

There are many ways to talk about courage but the truly powerful words will point us towards finding the strength of our own hearts. In The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell gave us one such pointer: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s finally all about…”

Ingathering and Water Communion

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:45am

In tandem with   Combined Worship with DeKalb UU’s and a Potluck Picnic   


Our Ingathering and Water Communion Service always marks the start of our church year.   We celebrate coming back together by pouring out water from our summer experiences.  Some families share water that they’ve saved from a special occasion or meaningful experience, others offer water that they’ve collected while traveling, and members also bring water that is symbolic of summer happenings.   Combining the water is a ceremony that represents how time spent apart is now joined back together in community.   If you’re new to this celebration, we hope this announcement gives you time to think about or plan your sharing.


Adding to our celebration,  the UU Fellowship of DeKalb will join us for our worship service and our choir will join their choir – magnifying the joy of being together.   The service will start at 11:45 to allow travel time for the DeKalb people and immediately after the service will be a Potluck Picnic.  … Our UUFD guests will be bringing the desserts.


There will be more information about this service before the end of August….   We will need willing hands to help make this happen … and that service will also part our communal sharing.