We begin our 2021-2022 church year of worship services on Sunday, September 12. As we continue to live with the presence of COVID-19, its emergent variants, and the continued need for physical distancing, we will resume our services virtually through the month of September and until further notice as efforts are underway to ensure the health and safety of our church community.
September’s Worship Theme: Embracing Possibilities
Ingathering Sunday: Water Ceremony
September 12, 2021 | 10:00 am
UCM Worship Team
On Sunday, September 12, we will gather once again as a whole church community into our shared life of worship and spiritual practice. Though we gather from different places, we will join together on this Ingathering Sunday to reconnect with one another and to honor the various roles of water in our lives with our annual Water Ceremony.
To participate in this ceremony, you are invited to have a vessel of drinkable water near you during the service. You can also send in a “selfie” photo or short video (5-10 seconds) of yourselves with your water or near the source of the water with personal meaning to you to be included in the service. These photos and short videos will be compiled into a slideshow and debuted after the Water Ceremony. Please send submissions to email@example.com by Friday, September 10.
A Wrinkle in Our Time
September 19, 2021 | 10:00 am
Verdis LeVar Robinson, UCM Ministerial Intern
No one likes wrinkles. Whether in our clothing or elsewhere. Is it possible to accept them and just move on, or does our culture of perfection hinder us from doing so? We are experiencing a wrinkle in our time right now. Let’s explore acceptance and embracing the possibilities of what’s to come.
Embracing an Eighth Principle
September 26, 2021 | 10:00 am
Verdis LeVar Robinson and the Racial Justice Group
Last annual meeting, the Racial Justice Group introduced the possibility of a congregational adoption of an Eighth Principle. In this service, we will dive deeper into embracing the principle and what it will mean for our congregation, our communities, and Unitarian Universalism.