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OUR MISSION is to encourage and facilitate consideration of ethics, philosophies, and religions and the development of our individual values and beliefs; to provide opportunities for fellowship and mutual support; to establish and maintain a vigorous Unitarian Universalist presence in our local community; and to expand our membership.

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.

FALL RUMMAGE SALE  - December 9 amd 10
Begin planning for the items you will donate.  You can drop them off at UU between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, December 8.    WOW—you could have neat closets and a cleared-out garage just in time for the holidays!  


OUR MARKETPLACE—Opening Day is December 11th  The 3rd Annual UUCOB Marketplace fundraising event is coming soon.   Marketplace will again be asking our members to offer “services” and “events” for purchase.  Dinners, parties, tickets to special shows or concerts, gift certificates, concerts, pressure washings, and boat rides were among the popular items offered last year.   Our Marketplace Donor phase goes from Sunday, December 11, -18, when our members and friends can complete donation forms to indicate the services, meals, parties, or events that they wish to offer.  Purchase of services and meals/events begins January 8. Details                       --Preston & Susan Garrison 


 In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria     December 14, 2016, 4:00—5:30

Joan Thate,  will lead a discussion of Fareed Zakaria’s book that the New York Times review called, “an accessible, necessary defense of an idea under siege.”  The book identifies the problems besetting liberal education today, and offers ideas of how these might be overcome. 

Zakaria gives an 11 minute speech to the 2014 Sarah Lawrence graduating class after which we will open the floor for discussion.   


Let's Read a Book Together!!   Reverend Kathy invites all who are interested to read The New Jim Crow not only to give deeper understanding to her sermon series, but also to participate in a series of facilitated discussions on the book. The discussions will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon at UU on three Saturdays, January 14, 21, and 28.


 Prior to the 10:30 am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"

       SUNDAY SERVICES                                                

                                          Audio of Past Sermons 

 December 4, 2016 

9:15 Discussion Group Topic: Public Education

10:30 Service:— Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “Gratitude: A Birth Story”

 Rev. Kathy tells the story of the birth of her first child and what broke her heart open to joy and gratitude.                                                                                         Service Leader: Linda Kalaydjian 

December 11, 2016

9:15 Discussion Group Topic: Pre-Parenting Education

10:30 Sermon-  Rev. James Shoopman, “Christmas Spirit or Christmas Madness?”  

While the commercial drive to buy more than we can afford for everyone on our “list” is a kind of madness that can inflict real self-harm, it can also be a celebration of the remarkable human capacity for joyful generosity.  If you must go broke, there are worse ways than by showering those around you with gifts, so long as they are sincere expressions of love and appreciation.

Service Leader:  Cliff Jackson
December 18th 2016

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Sermon—Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey and Deb Hanson, Intergenerational Service                                  

December 24th       Candlelight Christmas Eve service:  5-7 p.m.

                       Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey,           

 December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Sermon—Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “A Story of Expectation”

Sophia Lyons Fahs, 20th century Unitarian educator said this about the nativity: "Each night a child is born is a holy night." Rev. Kathy will recast the Christmas story as a contemporary one emphasizing the extraordinary that can be found in the ordinary.

Service Leader: Carolyn West

 January 1st Ellen Nielsen and Harry White, “Social Justice Issues for 2017”                                                                                              Congregation participates with members of our newly revitalized Social Justice Committee will share perspectives on some specific issues that will deserve our attention during the new year. 

Service Leader: Ellen Nielsen

 

 


 

 


Audio of Past services

              Accreditation 2009 

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Standing on the side of love