Sunday service begins at 10:00 am with Religious Exploration at 11:15 am
At UUCA, sermons are organized around important topics designed to support you on your spiritual journey and inspire people to build a Beloved Community of progressive spiritual activists in Atlanta.
Each worship series lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. While the same theme is explored throughout the series, each service is a unique experience. With a variety of spiritual sources and practices, music, and opportunities for building connections, Sunday services at UUCA are a welcoming and energizing experience for all.
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
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Current Worship Series
“Life Giving Masculinity”
June 3- June 24
In a New York Times article written just one week after the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Michael Ian Black writes, “Too many boys are trapped in the same suffocating, outdated model of masculinity, where manhood is measured in strength, where there is no way to be vulnerable without being emasculated, where manliness is about having power over others. They are trapped, and they don’t even have the language to talk about how they feel about being trapped….” In this worship series, we explore ways of being a man that transcend the feeling of being trapped. We celebrate a new vision of life-giving masculinity!
June 24, 2018: Raising Feminist Sons
Maybe you won’t see it on the front page of the Times, but if we stay attuned to the cultural shifts around us, we can look towards beautiful examples in current media for our guideposts to raising feminist sons. The reboot of 90’s reality show Queer Eye, filmed around Atlanta, celebrates male exuberance, self-love, and relational depth. In his podcast, “Conversations with People who Hate Me, recent Webby award-winner Dylan Marron publicly and personally faces his online bullies with vulnerability and grace. A new generation of men are charting bold new territory, offering images of patriarchal resistance and self-affirmation, inviting us to join them in the collective formation of a liberated and healed American male identity.
July 1, 2018: Wakanda Forever
Whitney Young Jr. Society
The Black Panther movie is one of the most successful films of all time, with an appeal that cuts across race and gender. More than just a Marvel superhero movie, Black Panther asks what has often been a racist question: What can Africa, a continent shackled by a history of oppression, poverty, underdevelopment, and corruption– — what can Africa and its people give the world? Black Panther offers three alternative responses: Retreat from a world of racism, white supremacy and micro-aggression; anger, retribution and revenge; or active engagement with that world through a message of salvation and a technology of redemption. With its battle cry of “Wakanda Forever!” the movie affirmatively embraces the third response. But is Wakanda forever? Has Wakanda ever been? And could Wakanda ever be?
Keeping the Faith
July 15 – July 29