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Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church July 16 https://t.co/02MKkZQ69j

7 days ago

Join us for summer worship this Sunday, July 9th, 10:30am: "Foster Harmony," Worship Leader: Linda Wyatt "Foster... https://t.co/V7vOLg8C41

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Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church July 9 https://t.co/4Ti9GQaTbS

14 days ago

72 people at worship this morning to hear Paul Ropp preach. Excellent turnout for a holiday weekend!

17 days ago

Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church July 2 https://t.co/6OucvWWNWm

21 days ago

Summer Worship At First Unitarian Church June 25 https://t.co/eJMjRNdnl4

27 days ago

Last service in the sanctuary for the summer... flowers...youth choir...stepup for sixth graders....church picnic! A lovely day.

1 month ago

Note to the UU golfers out there! https://t.co/GiQZURaUVz

1 month ago

Flower Communion is tomorrow! Bring a flower, take a flower. https://t.co/Vj10Co2wbM

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Worship With Us This Week

Prelude at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
"Hope!"
Worship Leaders: Dave Blodgett & Toni Ostrow
Our theme will be our Unitarian Universalist commitment to hope, for ourselves and for others.  Dorothy Day said "...we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.  A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds are like that.  No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless.  There's too much work to do."  We will ponder how we can continually hold hope in our hearts and have the strength to express this hope to our neighbors with compassion and joy?

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Wiogora Summer Program Sunday Worship

Sunday, August 6, 2017
"Life During Wartime"
Worship Leader: Jay Lavelle
In 1943, in the midst of war-torn Europe, the French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote The Need for Roots — a plan for regeneration once peace had been obtained.  We are living in a very different world, yet one that is filled with random violence, insincerity, accusation, contempt, and derision.  Are Weil’s ideas applicable today?

Sunday, August 13, 2017
"Don't Believe Everything You think"
Worship Leader: Ken Mandile
St. Augustine said  “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues, hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”  When it comes to political and religious beliefs,  moral foundations, and even scientific theory, we are instinctively dogmatic.  I will be discussing religious and intellectual humility this morning.  I hope to leave you with the ability to stop believing everything that you think.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
"Public Faces - Private Places"
Worship Leader: Gini Johnson
Throughout history, humankind has struggled with the concepts of good and evil, particularly as applied to one's self. Are we good? Created in the image of a good god and only evil when there is a momentary lapse of good?  Or, does sole good exist only on our Facebook pages, promulgated to hide us from the truth that our public faces never quite matches our private places?  Together we'll explore some unanswerable and tormenting questions.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
"Drawing the Line"
Worship Leaders: The Stewardship Team
“Who is my neighbor?” the lawyer asks Jesus.  And the lawyer clearly expects that not only is there a dividing line, but that he will be told exactly where it will be drawn.  What does it mean to give of your treasure?  How much is enough?  Is giving a spiritual practice or a moral obligation?   While some communities settle on a tithe or a fixed amount, others practice “free will” offering.  In this reflection on giving,
the Stewardship team will explore how generosity is a cornerstone of building the beloved community.

Sunday, September 3, 2017
"Head in the Clouds?"
Worship Leaders: Bill Rugerrio & Marc Deshaies

How can we balance being aloft with a “view from above” perspective with practical, down-to-earth real-world application of our values and principles? With our heads in the clouds, we love world views that seem lofty and ideal. We also find it a challenge to apply such idealism in our everyday choices. What can we do now to be ready for the next Thunderstorm?

 

 



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