Services

Sunday services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 am.  During the summer, starting on May 29, 2016, there is one service at 10:00 am.

Childcare is available during services.

Services last for about one hour; dress is casual and children are welcome.

We strive to make our facility welcoming and our services supportive. We actively work to remove barriers to participation:

  • Reserved parking for people with disabilities is in front of the church
  • Our building is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair lift
  • We offer large-print hymnals and hearing aids
  • Child care is provided for children up to age 3 in the nursery at both services
  • Coffee hours often include offerings for people with special dietary needs
  • You will be greeted at the door with a smile and treated with warmth and dignity, whether this is your first visit or if you have been with us for many years

Religious education classes are offered during the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services from September through early June. A summer program is offered for children ages 3–10 from mid-June – September. If you are the caregiver of a child with disabilities, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can help your child participate in activities.

All services are followed by a coffee hour so we can meet more informally. If you visit us, please join us for fellowship after the service so we may welcome you properly and get to know you. We have several programs to help newcomers and prospective members learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCWC.

July Theme: What does it mean to be a People of Wonder?
Openness, not understanding, is the point. Reverence, more than revelation, is the gift. If inquiry has the feel of figuring out a puzzle; then wonder might be best described as feeling like a gift

We are on our summer service schedule. For the months of July and August, there will be one service at 10:00am.

August Theme: What does it mean to be a People of Possibility?
Possibility is central to Unitarian Universalist faith. While others saw humankind as fundamentally depraved, early Universalists saw a possibility for redemption in everyone. While many saw the suffering of life as payment for eternal happiness in heaven, early Unitarians saw the possibility of heaven on earth. The early Christian Unitarians and Universalists believed in a good God who wanted the best for us. God would not give up on us, so we should not give up on God. Perhaps this makes us a religion of “Why not?”

August 7:  “I Ain’t Afraid”
Terry Caton
How is it to live as a feminist in today’s society? Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Terry Caton, Mary Ann Sprenkle and Jen Rehbein will give you some (possibly) surprising answers.

August 14: “A People of Possibility”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
How might we practice and prepare the way for a communal spiritual exercise of “Why Not?”

August 21:  “The Wisdom of Wit”
Holly Bussey
Through wit we can learn deeper meanings about life and all its possibilities. This Sunday, we will explore how the “funny” holds bits of wisdom. How the silly and the sage are more closely related than we might know or realize.

August 28: “Animal Blessing”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Come two footed, come four pawed, to our first ever Animal Blessing!  Weather permitting, bring your (friendly) family pet, a picture or symbolic item to our outdoor service in which we will honor, love, and bless our beloved animal family members.

September Theme: What does it mean to be a Community of Covenant?
Covenant is one of those words that can initially sound stuffy, academic and out-of-date. But when you unpack its meaning and practices, covenant holds a whole vision for how to live in this complicated, beautiful and broken world. It is a vision that says we are most human when we bind ourselves in relationship. But not just any relationship – relationships of trust, mutual accountability and continual return.

September 4: “To be Announced”
Sherry Dudas

September 11: “Water Communion”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Join us for our annual celebration of our UUCWC Water Communion.  Bring a small container of water from places that hold meaning for you, or water that symbolizes where you’re coming from or hoping to go this year.

September 18: “A Community of Covenant”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski and David Roth
Rev. Kim will be co-leading this service with guest musician David Roth on what it means to be a Community of Covenant.  Join us for a day of song and word.
Daivd Roth will be in concert at UUCWC the evening of Saturday, September 17.  Details coming soon.

September 25: “A Peace Site”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
UUCWC is a Peace Site but what does that mean? What does that require? In a time of building anxiety and divisiveness, how might our Covenants make this place true to what it promises?