Summer Schedule Beginning May 26
Sunday Services are held 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.
During the summer we switch to a single service, starting at 10:00 am. Single Services for 2019 begin on May 26 and end on Aug 11. We will return to two services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on August 18, 2019.
Check out the current Worship series and upcoming services.
Current Worship Series
Sunday, June 23
“Glimpses of the Holy and Shreds of the Sacred”
Rev. Rheett Baird
“The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all.”
-Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed, retired UU minister
Through a collage of stories lived out on my journey in ministry, I will invite you to explore with me the question: How do we unveil the bonds that bind each to all in our religious community and beyond?
Sunday, June 30
“Free Your Mind (and the Rest will Follow)
Rev. Taryn Strauss
Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, has written an entertaining book,, “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.” Together we’ll look at the science, and the religious call to habit formation and personal change.
Duhigg is optimistic about how we can put the science to use. “Once you understand that habits can change,” he concludes, “you have the freedom — and the responsibility — to remake them. Once you understand that habits can be rebuilt, the power becomes easier to grasp, and the only option left is to get to work.”
Sunday, July 7
Rev. Mykal Slack
Sunday, July 14
“A Feminist Fandom”
Rev. Marti Keller
American women discovered the Mexican artist and cultural icon Frida Kahlo in 2002 when the Hollywood biopic drama was released. Frida’s colorfulness and contradictions sparked an abiding fascination with her badass kindred spirit, and has shaped a worldwide spiritual pilgrimage to her home in Mexico. Why Frida and who are our Fridas today? What or who would you place on your personal spiritual altar? Do you have a kindred spirit or spirits?
Sunday, July 21
Preaching: Gerald Robinson
Sunday, July 28
Preaching: Whitney Young Jr. Society
How to be a BUU (that is, A Black UU)
UUCA’s Whitney Young Junior Society recently gathered to ask and answer questions about being a Black Unitarian Universalist. Why do Black people become UU? What do we give up and what do we gain by being BUUs? What have we learned, what advice can we give, and how can others support us on this journey to BUUism? The answers to these questions may make you laugh, may make you cry, and may even inspire you. So come learn some things you may never have guessed about being a BUU.
Sunday, August 8
Annual Lay Minister Service
When a loved one dies, when we lose a job, when we fall short of a goal, we mourn, grieve, or feel anger over the clear loss. Though painful, such clear and defined losses lend themselves to eventual resolution. We have rituals to guide us towards closure and hopefully family and friends to give us comfort and support. But what happens when the loss is ambiguous and ill-defined? When a loved one doesn’t die, but instead “ghosts us,” vanishing from our lives without a word. What do we do when we lose not the job, but the job’s security? What do we do when we reach our goal, only to find that the goal no longer matters? This service focuses on what we can do within a Beloved Community to sustain one another as we search for closure to ambiguous loss.