Sunday Services 

9:30 am & 11:00 am

Beginning Sunday, August 12th, we will hold Sunday Services at 9:30 am and 11:00 pm at our new location at 1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30329. 

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

Check out the current Worship series and upcoming services.

 

 

Current Sermon Series

“Deep Fun”

Aug 26 – Sept 23

DEEP FUN is about how people actively build community. DEEP FUN is how a group chooses to embrace not only the light but life’s darkness together. DEEP FUN is risky. DEEP FUN is fulfilling. Come experience a worship series that draws on the DEEP FUN curriculum that our Unitarian Universalist youth use to grow together into something that’s bigger than the individual and demonstrates the truth of Ubuntu, which is a Nguni term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am because we are,” and also “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”

 

Sept 18, 2018: Yom Kippur Evening Service 

Address: 1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30392

7:30 pm 

 

Sept 23: True Community 

Address: 1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30392

*Congregational Meeting 

True community emerges as the group chooses to embrace not only the light but life’s darkness. True community is both joyful and realistic. The transformation of the group from a collection of individuals into true community requires little deaths in many of the individuals. But it is also a time of group death, group dying. Through this emptiness, this sacrifice, comes true community. Members begin to speak of their deepest and most vulnerable parts–and others will simply listen. There will be tears–of sorrow, of joy. An extraordinary amount of healing begins to occur.

 

Next Worship Series

“Active Hope”

September 30 -October 28

Fill in the blank: “When I consider the state of the world today, I feel ___.” Did you insert a word like “overwhelmed,” “discouraged,” or “scared”? If so, you are not alone. This worship series is about a way of staying hopeful even when you aren’t sure how things will turn out. It’s about how to keep showing up, no matter what.

 

Sept 30, 2018: Call To Adventure

In The Princess Bride, a grandfather has come to visit his sick grandson, and he brings a book with him, saying, “I’m going to read it to you for relax.” The grandson asks, “Does it have any sports in it?” And he says, “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest Ladies. Snakes. Spiders… Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”In a similar way, the world comes to us, just like this. We are called to adventure.

 

October 7, 2018: Coming From Gratitude 

Joanna Macy writes, “Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art. Yet we so easily take this gift for granted. That is why so many spiritual traditions begin with thanksgiving, to remind us that for all our woes and worries, our existence itself is an unearned benefaction, which we could never of ourselves create.”

 

October 14, 2018: Seeing With New Eyes

On this, our Annual Gay Pride Sunday service, we explore how active hope can help us experience a wider sense of self, a different kind of power, and a richer experience of community.

 

October 21, 2018: Honoring Our Pain for the World

On this Children’s Sabbath Sunday, we own and honor our pain for the world, and we dare to experience it. As we do this, we begin to know the immensity of our heart-mind. What had isolated us in private anguish now opens outward and delivers us into the wider reaches of our inter-existence.

 

October 28, 2018: Going Forth

Many have come to see with new eyes our ineluctable place in the web of life, our connections with all beings through space and time, and the kind of power that is ours for creating a life-sustaining culture. Now we use this new vision to discern the distinctive role we each can play.