Our Worship Services

Sunday Services

 Our traditional services begin at 10:30am and end at 11:45am with messages given by Rev. Laura Shennum, guest speakers or members of CUUF. During the summer, childcare will be available for nursery and preschooler each Sunday.  Please join us for coffee and conversastion immediately following the service.

Our summer theme is the Fifth UU Principle:

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large

July 2, 2017

Our Relationship With World Troubles

10:30am Service:

Speaker: Christina Davitt

Celebrant: Chip Balling

Come and sit awhile with us as we ponder how to exercise our Right of Conscience in the face of such troubling times. Some questions to consider and discuss as we come together in a Chalice Circle/Covenant Group setting.

What personal impact have world troubles had on you or your family?

How does the condition of your personal and family life impact your interest in knowing about or responding to world troubles?

 

July 9, 2017

The Religion of Democracy

10:30am Service

Rev. Laura Shennum

Celebrant: Paige Balling

Where did the core of American principles of liberty and equality begin? We will explore these beginnings and the seven voices who helped create the American Moral tradition.

 

July 16, 2017

The Triumph & Tragedy of Early Christianity

10:30am Service

Speaker: Connor Dahlin

Celebrant: Deb Miller

This sermon elaborates on women’s role in the formations of Early Christianity. Women in the early faith had a strong influence in the creation of Christianity, yet their efforts were stifled. Regardless of this tragedy, women proved, both prior to and within Christianity’s history, they deserved the same sort of intellectual and societal respect that men have historically received. Come join us and deepen your understanding of Christianity’s institutionalization.

 

July 23, 2017

Resistance is Futile: The Dharma According to Buddha and Borg

10:30am Service

Speaker: Sharon Meho Petit

Celebrant: Chris Rader

When we look at what actually causes our suffering it becomes apparent, as Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche said in his public talk on May 26, it is our mind. We all have to get old, we will be sick, and everybody is going to die. However, that is not the root of our unhappiness. Rather, it is that we resist. We say not me, not my loved ones.It is this refusal to face those difficult things that causes us to use avoidance behavior that undermines our ability to actually be present in our lives.

 

July 30, 2017

Want What You Have. Do What You Can. Be Who You Are.

10:30am Service

Speaker: Chip Balling

Celebrant: Sharon Page

We will explore Forrest Church’s offerings in his book, Love & Death: My Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow. We’ll also look at the characters of writers, David Guterson, Fredrik Backman, and Mitch Albom as they make decisions, both poignant and painful, around the inevitability of death. And how those decisions, founded and received in love, affect their life, family and community.