Sunday Service December 25, 2022- Pre-Recorded

Opening Christmas “Presence”

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

Celebrate Christmas Day by opening Christmas “Presence.” While Christmas is a Christian Holiday, the message of The Incarnation, “Emmanuel, God with us” is universal. Our contemplative service celebrates the Divine Spark born within all of us.

Service Leader: Rev. Bev Spears

Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug

Music: 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 

 

Christmas Eve Service December 24, 2022 6:30pm

 

“The Lenses of the Season- Evening Service”

 

The world looks through different lenses at Christmas. The Christmas Eve service will explore the lenses of Christianity, Jewish and Contemporary through spoken words and song and we will end our service with the lighting of candles and singing “Silent Night.”
Multi-gen service to begin at 6:30 p.m. with cookies and warm drinks afterwards
 
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Bev, Meike, Cathie, Noah
Music: Gage Purdy with the Choir & Roger Corman
Share the Basket: 100% of basket to Minister’s Discretionary Fund

 

Sunday Service December 12, 2022

 

“Imagination: The Gateway to Wonder”

 
 
Our imagination is an unmistakable call and adventure into our “can do better” spirit, leading us on a tireless search to further ideas that may make a difference to our individual and shared worlds, not just for ourselves but also for generations that follow. As thinking beings, we carry special hopes, dreams, and expectations. We wonder, examine, and interpret the meaning, interrelationships, and the boundless promise of life. It is our imagination that can be our gateway to wonder.
 
Service Leader: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Linda Lampson
Music: Robin Rogers & Paul Gilger
Share the Basket: Becoming Independent
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Winter Solstice Service December 21, 2022 5:30pm

 

“Winter Solstice Celebration

 

Celebrate the arrival of longer days with drumming, chanting, stories, and potluck. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. 
For information contact CUUPs at email: cuups at uusantarosa dot org. 
Potluck starts at 5:30pm
Drumming at 6:00pm
Celebration at 6:30pm

 

Sunday Service December 4, 2022

 

“It’s A Wonder

 

A few days ago a friend of mine encouraged me to look at John O’Donoghue’s book, To Bless This Space Between Us. I looked through the book and came to the last section which is called, To Retrieve the Lost Art of Blessing. It reminded me that for many of us we have lost the art of blessing, not just as grace before a meal but the art of blessing every aspect of the day and of what we do. Today the phrase, “Each new day is a path of wonder” caught my attention and I have been thinking about the journey that each day takes us on. No day stands still; each one moves through different territory, awakening new beginnings.
 
Service Leader: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Richard J. Senghas
Music: Gage & Crystal & 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 

 

Special Service “Transgender Day of Remembrance” 5pm November 20, 2022

 

“Transgender Day of Remembrance

5:00-6:00pm

 

This evening, join us for a special, interfaith service in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance. For many trans individuals, their relationship with faith is a complex one, one that often comes with challenges and joys that may not always be apparent, spoken, or heard. For this special service, we are giving space for trans individuals and their family members to share their stories and experience as members of our varied faith communities. After the service, we will process over to Brew where we will join TRANSLIFE, Positive Images, and other local organizations in honoring the memory of the trans folks whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
 

 

Sunday Service November 20, 2022

 

“Change as Transition

 

 
Have you ever stopped to consider what a world without change would be like? Without change we would be frozen in time and space. In this way, change opens a world abundant with potential and possibility — a living moment for which we can be grateful. Many of us may feel that change arouses fear and anxiety. Mindfulness is a tool that can help us to deal with change as a transition. I invite you to come and explore mindfulness in change.
 
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Mark Sowers
Music: Sally Jones & Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast with Our Neighbor
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service November 13, 2022

 

“Making Friends with Change

 

If there’s one thing that can be counted on in life, it’s change. Sages, scientists and philosophers have agreed on this simple fact since time immemorial. “Nothing endures but change”, declared Heraclitus back in Ancient Greece. A profound acceptance of this truth -that all things are impermanent – can truly transform the way we live. I invite you to come and try and see change with new eyes by appreciating what it brings to our lives.
 
*Please stay for the Town Hall Meeting after the Service.
 
Service Leader: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug
Music: Gage Purdy with The Choir & Paul Gilger
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast with Our Neighbors
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 
 
 
 

 

Sunday Service November 6, 2022

 

“The Grace to Accept Every Moment as a Gift by Rev. Dan O’Neal

 

This archive sermon by Rev. Dan O’Neal reminds us that we can only be fully alive when we embrace the reality of the moment. This means doing what we can to make positive change, and also accepting what we can’t change. By facing his own illness with openness and grace, he offers us an example of claiming life through acceptance in even the most difficult circumstances.
 
Service Leader: Ben Ford will read one of Rev. Dan O’Neal’s sermons
Worship Associates:Eric Fischer
Music: Gage Purdy, Alan Bell,  Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
Share the Basket: YWCA Sonoma County
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website 

 

Sunday Service October 30, 2022

 

“What are Acts of Courage?

 

An Invitation Into the Mystery of Life, Death and the Afterlife. Samhain, All Saint’s Day, All Hallows Eve, Dios de los Muertos. Many cultures recognize that this is the time of the year when the veil between the worlds grows ‘thin” and we can connect with loved ones that have moved on from this life. Today we honor loved ones past. Today we come into the “Thin Place.” Please bring a memento of one of your ancestors, as we build an alter to honor them.
 
Service Leader: Rev Bev Spears
Worship Associates: Linda Lampson 
Music: Gage Purdy, Alan Bell,  Roger Corman
 
Religious Education: Please email Era if you have a young one wanting to join in the future.
Share the Basket: Ceres Community Project
To Donate to Share the Basket: Use the GIVE NOW button, on UUCSR’s website