Pulling Up the Carpet

With the congregational meeting following, let’s recall who we are, the blessings of those before, and think joyfully and boldly for those who will follow.   Listen here:

Annual Water Ingathering Service

Welcome home and welcome back! Come with your water from rivers, oceans, faucets or the clouds and celebrate together another change of season and another year. This service is multigenerational and the first Sunday to hear again the Crossings Chorale!   No audio available.

Keepers of the Flame

Candles. Torches. Open arms. Openly armed. We live in an unrecognizable time. And yet; we are a people of the “nevertheless “. We are Keepers of the Flame. Rev. Susan B. Goodwin is a graduate of Drew Theological School (M. Div.) and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2004. She also holds … Continued

Remember the Music

In a monthly theme of Rootedness, we return to music that connects us to who we are and where we come from.   Listen to three homilies here:

Uprooted: Where Do I Belong?

Hard questions arise when we do racial justice work, especially in church communities. One that still exists for some People of Color is if desegregation, as it occurred, depleted communities of color just as much as it was meant to afford rights. Ana DelCorazon, new member to UUCWC, explores this and the spirituality of rootedness … Continued

Roots Hold Us Close

In this monthly theme of Rootedness, we welcome our Ministerial Resident, Sue Flynn, this Sunday; bless the backpacks gathered for HomeFront and the UUCWC children; and tell the stories of who we are and who we hope to be in the year to come. August Theme: Rootedness Many of us sing it every Sunday: “Roots … Continued

The Risk of Growth and the Humility of Learning

An exploration of and reflection on the lessons learned and understandings gained through participating in UUCWC’s Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race & Ethnicity discussions. August Theme: Rootedness Many of us sing it every Sunday: “Roots hold me close; wings set me free. Spirit of life, come to me, come to me.” These lines from our … Continued

Homo Prospectus not Homo Sapiens

We will explore recent psychological research that argues humans are most distinguished by their power of prospection. If we see humans in this way, what does it mean practically, spiritually and ethically?

The Guest House

A conversation between Rumi and Witman and how we welcome the spirit – of life, of love, of stranger, of surprise – into our lives.   Listen here:

In Saying Hellos and Goodbyes

This Sunday we say goodbye to two beloved families who will be leaving the area, as well as learning more about what it means to have a Ministerial Intern. Let’s gather to make room for goodbyes and hellos.   Listen Here: