Annual Special Services
Passover Seder for Freedom-
Our festive family-style seder meal and service includes singing, worship, and fellowship!
Come enjoy the festive family-style seder meal and service complete with singing, worship and fellowship! Tickets are Adults $10, Children $6, Family max, $20. Bring a side dish to share and save $2/person on your tickets. Don’t miss this annual event for all ages! Sponsored by L’Chaim (Jewish Celebrations & Awareness Group).
Easter Sunrise Service
This special service draws from our Unitarian Universalist source tradition of liberal Christianity. Celebrate Easter through beautiful readings, music, and a classic Communion service.
Easter Services and Flower Celebration
All ages are welcome in this service full of inspiring song and story, featuring our beloved annual Flower Celebration. Please bring a flower to exchange during the service.
Blessing of the Animals
Bring your animal friends – furry, feathery, slimy or stuffed – for this annual blessing of our beloved animal companions. This is a service for all ages. To honor recently deceased pets, you are invited to bring photos and other mementos, which we will put on our altar.
Blessing of the Backpacks
All children are encouraged to bring their school backpacks for a very special “Blessing of the Backpacks” ritual that will start the school year off right!
Water Communion and Ingathering Service
Come celebrate Ingathering Sunday at UUCA, as we return to our regular 9:00am and 11:20am Sunday service schedule, and begin a new year. As part of Ingathering, we observe our beautiful and moving Water Celebration ritual. Bring water to share, from summer travels away, or from “staycations” at home.
We celebrate Rosh Hashanah during our regular Sunday services, followed by an Apples and Honey celebration in the social hall.
There will be an evening Rosh Hashanah observance as well, at 7:30pm, in the UUCA sanctuary.
Our UUCA Yom Kippur Service is an annual Kol Nidre service of personal reflection with a homily from Rev. Jonathan Rogers. There are no fees for the service, and childcare is provided via reservation on UUCA’s website one week prior to the each service.
Moravian Love Feast
Our annual Moravian Love Feast, a joyous holiday service of spectacular music, readings and sharing of fellowship, food and drink, has been a UUCA tradition for more than 50 years.
The music will feature a very special Brass ensemble, along with our Phoenix Choir singing the beloved “O Holy Night.”
Love feasts originated in the first gatherings of Christians, consisting of worship accompanied by the ritual serving of bread and wine to affirm the kinship and community of the worshipers. From the second century on, the love feast became separated from the worship service and was held in homes or churches, usually in the evening. By the eighth century, the feast had all but disappeared, but in 1727, the love feast appeared again in the Moravian Church in Eastern Europe. The Moravians, who frowned upon the use of alcohol, substituted coffee or chocolate for wine in the ritual sharing. In this country, the first Christmas love feast was held in Salem N.C. in 1771, and we held our first love feast in the 1960s when a UUCA member of Moravian descent introduced it to our congregation.
Tickets will be on sale beginning in mid-November. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for senior adults, $5 for children under 18, and $25 maximum per family. Childcare is available if reserved at uuca.org one week in advance.
Christmas Eve Services: December 24 at 10:00 am, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Come celebrate Christmas Eve with us! Our 10:00 am Christmas Eve service is an intergenerational service with parts for all ages and a special holiday multigenerational choir.
Our 6:00 pm Christmas Eve service is a wonderful evening of Christmas carols, readings, and beautiful candlelight. Feel inspired and uplifted this holiday season!
Finally, join us at 8:00 pm for a service of jazz interpretations of traditional Christmas carols!