Sunday Service February 19, 2023

 

“I’m Woke, Now What?”

 
Guest Minister: Dr. Charles Eduardos.
Rev. Dave’s friend and colleague, Charles Eduardos, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an ordained minister with 46 years of experience in pastoral and evangelistic ministry. He is Pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Olmsted Township, OH and Chaplain for the Olmsted Police Department. He has deep experience working with organizations to support them in identifying and tackling their challenges. He is an attentive listener, who gives a different perspective to perceived barriers and provides an integral focus and flexibility.
 
So you’ve done it – you’re officially “woke.” You’ve read the books, attended the lectures, watched the documentaries, signed the petitions… now what? I am “woke” to social injustices in today’s world and true history that isn’t taught in schools. ‘I’m woke!’ to taking action against racial and social injustices. Are you ready for the nitty-gritty?
 
Service Leaders/Guest: Dr. Charles Eduardos
Worship Associate: Linda Lampson
Music: Gage Purdy & Crystal McDougall-Purdy
Pianist: Paul Gilger
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service February 26, 2023

 

“Love and the 8th Principle”

 
To love is a verb. It means answering needs with acts of support and caring, even when we don’t feel like it. It means growing up and showing up. As a community, now is the time to actively speak up against racism. If we don’t, it leaves a question in some people’s hearts: Do you care about me?
By adopting the 8th principle, we explicitly stand up against systems of oppression. We show that we whole-heartedly welcome people of all colors and backgrounds, and actively dismantle racism.
 
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Meike Mandel
Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Sonoma County Acts of Kindness provides basic necessities, resources and advocacy to enrich the well-being of the homeless and financially underprivileged in our community.
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service February 12, 2023

 

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

 
In the Greek language, the phrases “love neighbor” and “love yourself” are connected by the word os, which is like an equal sign. We will explore together just how we are called to love self and neighbor. I invite you to join us as we talk about “What’s Love Got to do With It”?
 
Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Mark Sowers
Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Catholic Charities provides shelter, counseling and security to nearly 20,000 persons per year experiencing homelessness.
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service February 5, 2023

 

“EMBODIED LOVE”

 
There is great steadfast power in love. “Yet power without love,” in the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “is reckless and abusive; and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is Love implementing the demands of Justice, and Justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against Love.” This type of Love, is not a Love that we can simply name, but a Love that we must embody; a Love that we must live out.
 
Service Leader: Rev. Dave Clements & Rev Bev Speers
Worship Associate: Judy Withee 
Music: Robin Rogers 
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors 
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service January 29, 2023

 

“The Baggage That We Carry”

 
Each of us when we become a part of the Unitarian Universalist community brings baggage from our lived experiences. Sometimes this baggage is our words that trigger our emotions, sometimes it could be praises. Whatever you bring, we will unpack that baggage together and become aware of how to deal with it.
 
Service Leader: Rev. Dave Clements 
Worship Associate: Cathie Wiese
Music: Sally Jones
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG)/Graton Day Labor Center.
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service January 22, 2023

 

“What Holds Us Together?”

 
What is the glue that holds us together? How do we tap into that and how do we, in a community of faith, reach out and support each other? We will explore and define what holds us together here at UUCSR.
 
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Eric Fischer
Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS)
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service January 15, 2023

 

“Courage vs. Comfort at UUCSR”

 
Courage is actively looking at our assumptions and being willing to move past our comfort zone.
 
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements & DRE Era Capone
Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug
Music: Alan Bell
Pianist: Paul Gilger
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service January 8, 2023

 

“Reflection, Release, Renewal: Our Annual Milestones Service”

 
Here it is again, the turn of the year – an ending and a beginning. It’s time to pause, catch your breath, reflect on the last year and get ready to begin again. In this contemplative service we will take some time to remember our own experiences of the last year, the milestones along the way. As we set our course for the new year ahead, we will use ritual, song and poetry to come back to ourselves, to our spiritual practice, to our center, to the ground of our being so we can discover how we can be of benefit in the world.
 
Service Leader: Lay Chaplains
Worship Associate: Judy Withee
Music: Gage Purdy
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: The Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service January 1, 2023- Pre-Recorded

“New Hopes & Dreams”

THIS SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND WILL BE PRE-RECORDED 

 
What will this year bring for you? New Hopes, New Dreams , New lenses. How do we celebrate the year past and embrace the year beginning?
 
All Pre-Recorded:
Service Leaders: Rev Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Linda Lampson
Music: Gage Purdy & Roger Corman
Full Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service December 18, 2022

 

“Holiday Pageant: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming”

 
This Sunday the children and youth of UUCSR are putting on their annual holiday pageant! Based on The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, this story explores the many holidays of winter through the eyes of the titular screaming latke. Join us as we learn all about the history and traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Solstice with loads of laughs and music along the way.

Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements & DRE Era Capone
Worship Associate: Mark Sowers
Music: Sally Jones & Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast with Our Neighbors

To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website