Sunday Service July 17, 2022

“The 1st Principle”
 
This service is presented and prepared by CUUPs, our Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. We will celebrate the summer season, participate in some special meditations and consider the intersection of CUUPS and UU Principles.

 
Service Leader: Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans  
Worship Associate: Linda Lampson
Music: Gage Purdy with The Choir & Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Era Capone. Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
 
Milestones: If you have any milestones you’d like to share with the congregation, please send them by Friday evening.
 
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for Our Neighbors 
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button here, on UUCSR’s website

 

Sunday Service July 3, 2022

“Ministry and Transformation”
 
Ministry is many things. We can minister to ourselves, to each other, to our world, and to our source. In the words of Rev. Gordon McKeeman, “whenever there is a meeting that summons us to our better selves, wherever our lostness is found, our fragments are united, or our wounds begin healing, our spines stiffen and our muscles grow strong for the task, there is ministry.” Rev. Jamie McReynolds, will explore how shared ministry can transform us as individuals, as spiritual communities and as a country.

 
Service Leader: Guest Minister Rev Rev Jamie McReynolds
Worship Associate: Cathie Wisese
Music: Alan Bell & Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Era Capone. *RE is on break for June* Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
 
Milestones: If you have any milestones you’d like to share with the congregation, please send them by Friday evening.
 
Share the Basket: tbd
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button here, on UUCSR’s website

 

Sunday Service June 26, 2022

Celebrating Blessings:
” Universalism: Past, Present and Powerful”
Universalism has a long and rich history. In contrast, the teaching of eternal damnation is not merely a harmless untruth it also has serious consequences. It leads to the possibility, perhaps even the inevitability, of wars, bigotry, oppression and abuse. On the other hand, the teaching of universalism leads to equality, respect, love and dignity for all.
 
Rev. Kalen Fristad has been a United Methodist minister for more than 40 years, and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. He traveled the country full time with his wife, Darlene, from 2003 to 2006, accepting invitations to speak at churches, proclaiming the hopeful message of Universalism. Following then, he served churches in Iowa half time, while spending half time on the road. He retired from the parish ministry in 2013, but continues to travel the country speaking on universalism. Over the years he has spoken at more than 240 UU churches.
 
Service Leader: Guest Minister Rev Kalen Fristad
Worship Associate: Eric Fischer & Mark Sowers
Music: John Ray & Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Era Capone. *RE is on break for June* Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
 
Milestones: If you have any milestones you’d like to share with the congregation, please send them by Friday evening.
 
Share the Basket: Bayer Farm/ Landpaths
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button here, on UUCSR’s website, or use the QR code at the bottom of this email.

 

Sunday Service June 19, 2022

Celebrating Blessings:
” Emancipation Does Not Mean Freedom.”
Juneteenth is celebrated annually on the 19th of June as the day some of the last enslaved Black people in the conferderate states were notified of their freedom by virtue of the Emancipation Act. Despite slavery being outlawed for 157 years, Black people still are not free.
 
Service Leader: Rev Bev Spears
Worship Associate: Linda Lampson
Music: Gage Purdy with the Choir & Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Era Capone. *RE is on break for June* Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
 
Milestones: If you have any milestones you’d like to share with the congregation, please send them by Friday evening.
 
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button here, on UUCSR’s website, or use the QR code at the bottom of this email.

 

Sunday Service June 12, 2022

Celebrating Blessings:
“The Gifts of Age: Perspectives from the Far Side of 80”
Today’s worship service will be led by Older and Bolder, a UUCSR friendship group for women who have passed their 80th birthday. Four Reflections will offer gifts of looking back at lives well lived, filled with a richness of experience unusual in an era when many women’s horizons were more circumscribed. Themes emerge of resilience, a passion for justice, resourcefulness, a love of adventure, gratitude, and nurturance of the children who will inherit the earth.
 
Service Leader: Older and Bolder Group
Worship Associate: Clare Whitfield
Music: Gage Purdy & Louise Bettner on Piano
 
Religious Education: Era Capone. *RE is on break for June* Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
 
Milestones: If you have any milestones you’d like to share with the congregation, please send them by Friday evening.
 
Share the Basket: Amor para Todos: Amor Para Todos collaborates with local school districts to cultivate more gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming environments for our youth. Click for more info: HERE and Video: HERE
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button here, on UUCSR’s website, or use the QR code at the bottom of this email.

 

Congregational Meeting June 5, 2022- After Service

Congregational Meeting
After Service Today
 
Our Congregational Meeting is almost upon us! It will be Sunday, June 5th at 12:30 pm LIVE and via Zoom.
 
Zoomers: To give us time to say hello to each other, and to give you instructions on how to vote, etc., we will open up the meeting at 12:15, 15 minutes before our official start.
 
 A light lunch will be provided prior to the meeting in the social hall.
 
*We could use some help with set-up and clean-up for the lunch. Please let Aphrodite or Leslie know if you are available to help in this way. Thanks!
 
Click HERE for more information about the meeting, including links to documents we will be discussing and the ZOOM link.

 

Sunday Service June 5, 2022

Celebrating Blessings:
“Bridging Ceremony”
With the school year coming to a close, we are honoring our congregation’s own Rowan Craven-Pittman as he graduates high school and takes a large step into young adulthood. In this service celebrating transitions, rites of passage, and community, we will reflect on the importance of building a home that all of us can come back to.
 
Service Leader: Era Capone
Worship Associate: Richard Senghas
Music: Gage Purdy with The Choir & Roger Corman
(CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AFTER THE SERVICE)

 

Sunday Service May 29, 2022

Nurturing Beauty:
“A Memorial Day for All”

The war in Ukraine once again reminds us of the cost of military conflicts on civilians – individuals, families, communities, and the larger society. On this Memorial Day, designated to mourn those who died serving in the U.S. armed forces, we will commemorate all those impacted by war.

Service Leader: Reverend Susan Panttaja

Worship Associate: Cathy Wiese

Music: Sally Jones & Roger Corman

 

Sunday Service May 22, 2022

Nurturing Beauty:
“Flower Communion”

The UUCSR Flower Communion returns! The Flower Communion service was created by Unitarian Norbert Capek in Czechloslovakia in 1923, as a symbolic ritual that would bind people more closely together. He turned to the native beauty of his countryside — and their bountiful spring flowers — to create a communion that would be genuine to all comers. It was such a success that it has been held yearly ever since. Let us all gather in genuine communion for a multigenerational service. Please bring a flower (or two) to share!

Service Leader: Veronica Jordan & Era Capone

Worship Associate: Veronica Jordan

Music: Gage Purdy with The Choir & Roger Corman

 

Sunday Service May 15, 2022

Nurturing Beauty:
“Don’t Believe Everything You Think”

 Everything we do, feel, think, and communicate is done through the lens of our culture. But, what is our culture? The interaction of culture, environment and our own personalities, temperaments, backgrounds, and experiences determine how we interact with one another, for better or worse. Let us examine aspects of our dominant culture that may be harmful to ourselves and to others.

Service Leader: Leslie Norinsky

Worship Associate: Eric Fischer & Mark Sowers

Music: Alan Bell & Paul Gilger