Sunday Service May 7, 2023


“Creativity is Not a Product”

What is often lacking is not creativity in the idea-creating sense, but innovation in the action, putting ideas into work sense. We will explore the concept of how creativity can move into action.
Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements
Worship Associates: Richard J. Senghass
Music: Gage Purdy
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors


Sunday Service May 14, 2023


“Who Grew You or Survival of the Nurtured”

A tribute to those who have nurtured us in our journey called life. It could be our mothers, grandmothers or others who had a significant role in helping to shape us and give us a sense of identity.
Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Clare Whitfield
Music: Robert Howseman & Sally Jones
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Ukrainian refugee program of the Unitarian Church, Bayoon, Romania


Sunday Service May 21, 2023


“Creating Community”

Our Annual Flower Communion. Bring a flower to the service and take a different flower home with you. 2023 is the 100th anniversary of the UU Flower Communion. What is the history behind this annual ritual and what does it say about community? Multi-Gen Service.
Service Leaders/Guest: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug
Music: Gage Purdy
Pianist: Louise Bettner
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors


Sunday Service May 28, 2023


“Imagining Worlds and Selves: The Spiritual Dungeons and Dragons”

The role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, now nearly 50 years old, shows no signs of waning in popularity. Today we’ll explore the power and beauty of this wonderful art, in which players express their inner elves, warriors, wizards, druids, and goblins as, through rolls of many-sided dice, they live out the fates and dramas presented by the Dungeon Master. D&D, we’ll find, teaches UU Principles in powerful and fun ways, grounding players in rich senses of self–even as they launch themselves into flights of fantasy.
Service Leaders: DRE Era Capone & Scott Miller
Worship Associate: Cathie Wiese
Music: Gage Purdy
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: The 100 Black Men of Sonoma County


CUUPs Maypole Beltane celebration Sunday 11:30 AM

It is that time of the year that makes the leap from Winter’s cold to warm wonderful Spring weather. In other words, Beltane has arrived. It is time to honor our Mother Earth and her fertility as she brings all her plants back from their long Winter sleep.  It is time for a May Pole celebration, hosted by our own chapter of CUUPs, the Covenant of UU Pagans. The children will make their own flower crowns that day in Religious Education as they learn a little Beltane history. We will have some flower hair crowns and Green Man masks for adult dancers. If you have your crown from previous years, wear it with pride that day! We will also need many chanters to sing us around the circle. We will be dancing the May Pole in the courtyard immediately after the 10:30am service ends. For more information: email

Sunday Service April 2, 2023


“Our Resistance to Change”

What is resistance to change? Resistance to change is unwillingness to adopt new circumstances or ways of doing things. It can happen with individuals, relationships, or within organizations. There are many reasons for resistance,
but at the heart it is rooted in fear.
Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements
Worship Associates: Mark Sowers
Music: Gage Purdy
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors


Sunday Service April 9, 2023


“Becoming Ourselves: An Invitation to Re-Birth”

Is there something within us that longs to be reborn––something that deserves new life? Thomas Merton wrote, “We seek to awaken in ourselves a force which really changes our lives from within…to be born again is not to become somebody else, but to become ourselves.”
Service Leader: Rev Bev Spears
Worship Associate: Judy Withee
Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Raizes Collective


Sunday Service April 16, 2023


“Resisting the Culture of Contempt”

Political Scientists find that the US is more polarized than it has been at any time since the Civil War. We need national healing. It is up to us to join together and work to subvert the culture of contempt. Just as a fire requires oxygen, the culture of contempt is sustained by polarization and separation. I invite you to join us as we unpack how to resist the culture of contempt.
Service Leaders/Guest: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Cathie Weise
Music: Sally Jones/ Robert Howseman
Pianist: Paul Gilger
Share the Basket: Saturday Breakfast for our Neighbors


Sunday Service April 23, 2023


“Resistance to Consumption”

Consumption is the process of consuming goods. You buy a loaf of bread to consume/eat it. But what about when you are buying things that you don’t really need for the sake of buying. How can we honor our planet and at the same time resist the drive to consume.
Service Leaders: Rev. Dave Clements
Worship Associate: Eric Fischer
Music: Alan Bell
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: The Committee on the Shelterless/COTS


Sunday Service April 30, 2023


“Our Whole Lives”

UU’s core values of empowering people and caring for one another are exemplified by our comprehensive sex education program, OWL (Our Whole Lives). We are increasingly confronted with conservative forces in this country who promote traditional gender norms, limited reproductive choices, and unscientific, fear-based, abstinence-only sex education. We believe that our children and our community deserve better and we are committed to providing the education to make informed decisions about their bodies and their relationships.
Join us for the May Pole Dance After Service hosted by CUUPs
Service Leaders: Era Capone-DRE
Worship Associate: Meike Mandel
Music: John Ray
Pianist: Roger Corman
Share the Basket: The Living Room