Being the Light: Worship in Music

Sunday July 9, 2017 10:45am

M.E. Tanabe and Amy Beth

Join us for a celebration of worship in music. Amy Beth and M. E. Tanabe use songs inviting us to open our hearts and embrace the wonder of our lives. Amy is musically very active in the community. She presents monthly sing-a-longs, is president of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, performs with The Kishwaukee Ramblers, teaches lessons on folk instruments, and works for Home Instead as an in-home caregiver. She is founder and has led the Woodstock Folk Festival,

Everything is Holy Now: Worship in Music

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:45am

Having a music-filled worship service creates different possibilities of celebration ….and using music as an expression of joy, is as old as mankind. Ken Johnson and M. E. Tanabe use songs of Peter Mayer to create a message exploring the mystery of Life and inviting the congregation into a time of wonder and reflection. Ken is very active at local musical venues and also performs regularly for the Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock. His performances are beautifully intimate, with soaring vocals and folk-rock guitar stylings.

The Necessity of Joy – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Sunday June 25, 2017 10:45am

Rabbi Maralee Gordon

Often we experience joy as a gift, something special, out of the ordinary. Judaism teaches otherwise, requiring joy as a regular part of our daily existence. Where is joy? How do we hold on to it? Newly returned from Israel, Rabbi Maralee Gordon will join us to share joy and music

Words of Joy

Sunday June 18, 2017 10:45am

Voices of Tree of Life

The experience of joy is always an expanded moment of life. Finding a moment of joy in a poem, a passage in a book, or a quote from an inspired speaker always opens a window for the possibility of returning to those words and renewing a connection to the heart. The Worship Arts Team leads our worship experience by lending voice to readings that bring them personal joy. And for Father’s Day we have a chalice lighting that honors the male nurturers of the world.

Sustainable Community

Sunday June 11, 2017 10:45am

M.E. Tanabe

We gather each week in a celebration of Life and Community and to refuel our joy. This act of “gathering” is the first step in sustaining community – we receive sustenance through sharing with others and we empower others through our presence.

Following today’s shortened service, we will hold our annual congregational meeting. Child care will be provided during the meeting.

This is also the Second Sunday of the month in which we share our offering with a community partner fulfilling our principles. This month we will share the plate with Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI).