Services

From May 4, 2014 through early September, there is one Sunday service at 10:00 am.   From mid-September through May, Sunday services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 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.

Theme for August: Science and Spirituality
Many Unitarian Universalists are interested in both science and spirituality.  Are the two mutually exclusive or are they just different approaches in trying to understand the mysteries of the universe and our inner selves.  Scientists often encounter a sense of reverence and awe when studying the natural world and our place in the universe. Can science  be a source of spirituality?  In August, we explore the links between these important topics.

Please Note: Beginning May 4, there will be one service at 10:00 am through the summer until early September.

July 27:  “Learning from the Natural World”
Andrew Conrad and Bill Cox
With members of the Natural Cosmology Group, Andrew and Bill will swap information and insights on what each of us have come to know about the evolution of the universe and how that might bear on our lives and on a natural religion for our common future. Music by Greg Pontier.

August 3: “The Many Faces of Love”
Rich DiGeorgio
Love is powerful.  UUCWC supports “Standing on the Side of Love.”  While the word love is not used in any of our seven principles, it is implied in the first three.  With the development of Positive Psychology in the last fifteen years, science has begun to explore love.  This Sunday we will examine how modern science and other creative thinkers describe the feeling of love.   Music by Wendy Feaver, Sheila Ernst, Holly Bussey and Jim Sanders.

August 10: “Perspectives on the Soul”
Jayme Trott
What does the “soul” mean to 21st century Unitarian Universalists?  How have the perspectives of philosophers, scientists and religions informed our understanding and appreciation of the soul?  Join Joe Schenk, Ellie McGwinn (for a 13-yr-old perspective) and Jayme Trott in this spiritual examination of the soul.

August 17: “The Healing Circle: A Pagan View”
Terry Caton
This week we acknowledge our pagan roots by participating in a healing circle. We will send our positive, collective energy to society at large and individuals known and unknown in our hearts.

August 24: “The Great Debate”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
For as long as science and religion have been in conversation, these two areas of study have seemed to be at odds with one another. For many, it is the great debate. But as Unitarian Universalists, is it our debate? Come and explore August’s theme with Rev. Kim on her first Sunday preaching this church year.

August 31: “On Being Green and Hopeful: Personal Epiphanies and Ideas”
Philo Elmer and members of the Earth Ministry
Join us as members of the Earth Ministry Team share how and why they became Earth lovers. What might we all do to care more for our blue-and-green home?  Please come to reflect on what you can do in your everyday life.