Upcoming Sermons


May 29 & June 2016

Sunday Services at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.


May's Theme:
"What does it mean to be a people of blessing?"

May 29
"A Call to Authenticity"
with Rev. Linda Barnes; Celebrant: Elaine Imlau

We all struggle to know ourselves honestly and fully. Join Rev. Linda Barnes in exploring the spiritual practice of recognizing the inner voice that invites you to your unique role in the larger world. .


June's Theme:
"What does it mean to be a people of simplicity?"

June 5 - 9:15 am ONLY
"Question Box"

with Rev. Erin Gingrich and Rev. Linda Barnes; Celebrant: Lyra Halsten
It is our convention to have only one service on the day of our congregations annual meeting at 9:15. On this day, the sermon is replaced by a question box in which the congregation asks questions and one of the minsters responds. As Rev. Erin finishes her second year with our congregation, what questions would you like to ask her? Perhaps more about her ministry with us and the emerging vision for social justice in our church? Her theology? Her understanding of Unitarian Universalism? Please bring your curiosity and your questions.
June 5 - 11 am ONLY
Annual Congregational Meeting

All members of First Unitarian Church are encouraged to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting, at which we will vote and affirm Board of Trustees nominees, approve the church budget for 2016-17, and celebrate this year's Unsung UU. Childcare with pizza and a movie will be available for children in the lower level.

June 12
"Flower Communion"
with Rev. Erin Gingrich; Celebrant: Chris Paxson

Flower communion is an annual multi-generational celebration of the many gifts we experience in community. Please bring a flower or two to the service, either picked or purchased, to share with others as a symbol of your unique presence in our community. We will hold our child dedication ceremony during the 9:15 am service and recognize our graduating seniors at the 11 am service.

June 19
"A Tribute to Fatherhood: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
with Jon Royal, long time member of our church and proud father of Sydney and Matt

As we celebrate Father's Day, Jon explores and reflects on the role and challenges of modern fatherhood. In today's world fatherhood can be reduced to the role of sperm donor or elevated to the level of primary care giver; regardless it is critical in all of our development.

June 26
"To Exist is to Resist"
with Maria Filippone, D.O., member ; Celebrant: Carissa Fields

Member Maria Filippone will share her experiences from a medical delegation trip to Gaza this past January. Come and hear the stories she was lucky to bear witness to and get a glimpse into the lives of the beautiful forgotten people of Gaza. Your heart will burst wide open. Help her explore what it means to resist in the most horrific and terrifying circumstances. Come prepared to leave this sacred space changed.