Monster Cookie Swap — Sunday (2 December 2018) after the worship service.
Everyone: Gather up an assortment of your favorite cookies and baked goods. Great gifts for neighbors and friends or bring them to holiday parties to share. Take as many as you like and just toss your worthy donation in the basket on the table.
Bakers: Bring a batch of your favorite cookies and drop them off at the Cookie Swap table in the hallway.
At this time of year when we consider our roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, join us to hear a different take on God and Christianity as something relational, inclusive, and all-encompassing, as opposed to what Father Rohr calls the “supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer.”
Please join us on Sunday (18 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for our annual all-ages Thanksgiving service, communion ritual, and feast — “Finding Gratitude” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.
As we do each year, we will begin with a shorter service in the sanctuary and then process to the social hall for an inclusive bread and water communion (focused on the community we share and the need to feed the hungry people of the world).
After the ritual, we have a feast that really is our best potluck of the year.
If you don’t cook, no worries.
There are plenty of people who do cook and there are plenty of things we need that you can pick up from the store.
And even if you can’t bring anything, come anyway. There are plenty of ways you can help with this feast.
Please join us on Sunday (11 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Tribute, Solace, Challenge: Some Thoughts on Veteran’s Day” with Steve Caldwell, Jennifer Russell, and Susan Caldwell.
On this Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in every time zone, bells of peace will ring from churches, universities, cemeteries, ships at sea, and war memorials around the world in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (ostensibly the “war to end all wars” which sadly would later come to be called “World War I”).
On this day, we will pay tribute to those who serve and have served, exploring what “tribute” may and may not mean.
We’ll also take some time to lift up the values on which our nation was ostensibly founded and how we grow a nation that ultimately upholds those values for all — bending the arc always toward justice even when it’s heartbreaking, even when it’s easy to believe we are moving backward.
A newcomer’s class will follow the service — child care provided.
Please join us on Sunday (11 November 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — “From Jesus to Nicea: A Flash History of the Early, Early Christian Church.”
Although the Unitarianism and Universalism that form the two streams of our faith largely evolved on this continent, we do look back to the theologians considered heretics of the early Church as the earliest forerunners of our faith.
The journey to what came to be orthodox Christianity was a long one — full of many often cacophonous voices.