Speaker: Members of the Congregation

Members participate in a wide variety of ways in our worship services either as part of a group or presenting the sermon and key parts of the service.

Emily Carr: An Easter Pageant

Emily Carr’s extraordinary story and art make for a fine way to celebrate the themes of Easter.  We’re going to try a grand experiment: pre-recording scenes of the pageant acted by UCV congregants and families from different locations and then stitching them together with original music and Carr’s glorious artwork.  Join us for this home-made, Easter celebration.

Wisdom—All Congregation Worship

We have wisdom in our uncertainty and in our growth. Each of us knows more than we know, and each of us changes in every cell, every stretch of muscle and mind. What is the meaning we give to our own lives? How are we growing and changing? There is so much wisdom—young and old—in this community.  Join us for this all-congregation worship service.

Resilience: An All-Congregation Worship Service

Resilience is usually defined as the capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events.  We know it’s an important trait for individuals—who wouldn’t want to be a resilient person?  But what about resilience in community with others, a resilient Unitarian congregation?  Join us for a lively exploration of what it takes to experience and promote resilience in our community of faith.

Perseverance, and all-congregation worship service

“To continue steadfastly at something…”. That is what we’ll be exploring during this all-congregation, First Sunday worship service. In a time full of distractions, in cultures that pump out fads, fashions and makeovers, is there a place and value in our lives for persisting in a role, in striving with determination to attain a goal?

Progressive communities may be adept at “changing with the times.” When do we say that persevering is and can be of worth?

Patrick Dubois, music

The Chalice Choir sings

Order of Service

Order of Service

 

Courage

It’s not listed in our Unitarian Seven Principles or among the Sources of our living tradition: Courage. Ancient cultures esteemed it as a principal virtue. Does it have a place in our lives and world today? If so, how and why?
This is First Sunday, all-congregation worship service. Prepare for some audience participation.

Order of Service

Order of Service

Abundance and Thanksgiving

This all-congregation Thanksgiving Sunday celebrates abundance, the having enough, and more, of good things in our lives. Abundance doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It’s more a recognition that, to quote Wendell Berry, “what we need is here.” It means gratitude for abundance in our world, our community, from family to friends to a congregation, as well as abundance in justice making.
The Chalice Choir sings

Order of Service

Order of Service

Water Communion / In-Gathering

We celebrate the in-gathering of our congregation and the beginning of its 2018 – 19 year with our annual Water Communion. Please bring some water from your summer experiences, as well as an object like a photo, seashell, stone, or feather, that’s special to you.

We’ll fill our common bowl and create an altar.

The Chalice Choir sings.

Order of Service

Order of Service

The Work We Do

Join us in celebration of the work we do. We’ll meet some working members of the congregation who will show us something about their work, why they value it and the value work brings into the world. This will be a fun and meaningful service for all ages.

Chalice Choir sings.

Order of Service

Order of Service