Our summer Worship service is at 10:45 am, with Religious Exploration for children, youth and adults at 9:30 am.
We encourage everyone to dress comfortably. Dress ranges from shorts to coat and tie; khakis and jeans are common. New to UUCA? Read about what you can expect on a typical Sunday by clicking here.
Sermon Series: “Treasures of Our Lives”
If your house suddenly caught on fire, what would you grab as you fled out the door? Treasures of Our Lives is a worship series that seeks to celebrate some of these things and shine a light on what it means to be human.
Our first installment in this series is our Annual Blessing of the Animals service on May 28, followed by services exploring all sorts of different kinds of things.
We will be sharing some of these stories in the worship service, and others will be featured on The City, in the Weekly Update, or in the Newsletter.
Sunday, June 18: “Belongings:
On Father’s Day we explore belongings that come down to us from our fathers and grandfathers and father figures–objects we possess that tell important stories about who we are and to whom we belong.
Sunday, June 25: “Family Treasures”
What are some treasures you have that speak to you of of family? Join Lay Ministers Tony Stringer, Dayna Wolhart, and Bill Kramer as they share stories that speak to the mystery and complexity that families embody.
Sunday, July 2: “Music Sunday”
Sunday, July 9: “An Invisible Disability”
Each of us are wounded and broken in ways that others may never know. What can these wounds teach us about the nature of empathy and about practicing compassion?
Sunday, July 16 : “Emerson and the ‘Spiritual, But Not Religious’ Crowd”
People who claim to be “spiritual but not religious”(SBNR) now constitute nearly one-fifth of the American population according to a recent article in Huffington Post. The SBNR are by no means a homogeneous group, but there is at least one common thread – they seem to have a suspicion of or an outright disdain for conventional religious institutions. As I did research on this segment of our population, I was fascinated by how often they seem to quote Emerson. Would Emerson appreciate being appropriated by this group? And does this group really get Emerson anyway? These are interesting questions that helped me put my own ambivalent feelings about that phrase “spiritual but not religious” into perspective.