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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.


December 12, 2018 4 - 5:30 at UUCOB:   Book of Job:  Bibical Existentialism? DAN KENNEDY, Ed.D.   

The Book of Job, a part of Old Testament Biblical wisdom literature, addresses the  age old philosophical and theological Problem of Evil.  Why do bad things happen to good people and good things to bad people?  Might it be because we live in an indifferent and impersonal universe?  This program, using a Biblical critical analysis approach, will examine the origin and story of Job, and argue for an interpretation  related to Existentialist philosophy.


Mondays 12:00 Noon.    Bag-Lunch with the Minister       

Join Reverend Kathy for lunch and conversation on Mondays   Room 2   

Vespers Services, 5 pm in Room 1 (45 minutes to an hour long) are quiet and contemplative, with readings, meditations, and recorded music. Vespers will include a segment for Joys and Concerns to be shared personally. 

  Future Vespers dates are December 13 and 27, and January 10 and 24.


Alliance Craft table after Sunday services on December 16, where you can shop for unique Christmas gifts. December 23, enjoy our annual Christmas Cookie Sale.   Proceeds from the craft and cookie tables support the Christmas giving project.   


Christmas tree is set up and ready to decorate with new colorful socks to be donated to children, teens, and adults in our area.  All our UU member are invited to donate new pairs of socks and to help decorate the tree. 


Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve Service and RefreshmentsMonday 5 pm:   Refreshments, music and fellowship will follow the service.  Please bring your favorite holiday treat to share.  Appetizers or baked goods we can eat with our fingers, please. Please contact Gaia Davies if you would like to participate in the service or Helen Cassoli if you can help with refreshments.


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  

 Upcoming Pulpit Presentations

 December 9, 2018

9:15 Discussion Group Topic: "Concepts of God"
10:30 Service: Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “Embracing the Mystery”  In our lived experience on this earth, there will always be that which cannot be adequately described in words. In addition, our knowledge and our ability to know will always be limited, even if you are Richard Dawkins. As rationalists, how then to we embrace the mystery of not knowing. Audio of Sermon
Service Leader: Denise Carter

 December 16, 2018

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:"Should the President be Subject to the Law?"
10:30 Service: Ben Tousley, “Simple Gifts”    
Folksinger and inspirational speaker Ben Tousley will be speaking on appreciating life in all its simplicity. 
Service Leader: Rita Scheeler

December 23, 2018|

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service:  Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “Mystery, Wonderment, and Light: ‘Tis the Season”       In the culture of our Western Hemisphere, December is filled with holy days full of light, mystery, and wonder: Hanukkah, Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Stories from each tradition will be told and sung and celebrated.
Service Leader: Linda Kalaydjian

 December 30, 2018
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service: Ellen Nielsen, “Joys and Concerns at the End of the Year”
As 2017 draws to an end, we will look back at this eventful year and re-visit our most serious personal concerns and our greatest personal joys.  This service will include participation from our members and friends, brief periods of silent meditation as well as music of consolation and celebration.                                                                                                                                                                         


 

 


Audio of Past services

         Green Sanctuary
              Accreditation 2009

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