Upcoming Services September2017

Services begin at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. All are invited to share coffee and conversation following the service. During the summer, children ages 3-11 go directly to their Religious Education classes. Nursery care is available for children birth - aged 3.

  

 

Monthly Theme: Welcome!

September 3: Rev. Pam Philips with Worship Associate Jane Mahone, Welcome Home. As we begin a new church year, some of us are returning to a place that has felt like our spiritual home for years and others are “coming home” for the very first time. What is it that makes this a place where we have felt welcome? How might we extend that feeling of welcome to others who may want or need a new spiritual home? UUC’s Choir will sing at the service.

September 10: Andrew McKnight with Worship Associate Rhonda Johnson, Beyond Borders. Andrew is an award-winning UU poet and singer/songwriter from northern Virginia. This special musical service is rich with themes of welcoming new experiences and personal growth as we challenge our individual “comfort zones”. Samples of Andrew's music are available on his website. Andrew will also perform a concert on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM in our sanctuary (see page 5 for more info).   

All are invited to our monthly potluck following the service. Please bring a generous dish to share.

September 17:  Rev. Pam Philips with Worship Associate Jim Kern, Widening Our Welcome. As we consider what it means to feel welcomed, it’s also helpful to consider how we might be better at welcoming, especially those with whom we don’t feel comfortable. Are we keeping ourselves in a bubble here, preaching to the choir, listening to an echo chamber? What might we be missing by keeping our circle tightly drawn? What might we gain from opening our arms, our eyes, our hearts to people who are different from us, and how might we do that? UUC’s Choir will sing at the service.

September 24 : Rev. Pam Philips with Worship Associate David Lally, Welcoming Unexpected Visitors. The Sufi poet, Rumi, reminds us that our lives bring unexpected (and sometimes unwelcome) situations, feelings, and ideas. How might we welcome all that comes our way with curiosity and openness? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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