Speaker: Rev. Karen Brammer

The Five Pillars of Islam

The word “Islam” means to be at peace. Beyond the terrible conflicts and rhetoric
of the time, what might we learn from the wisdom that recognizes the vulnerabilities of human beings? How might the example of Islamic devotion inspire our own paths?
This Sunday’s service is followed … read more.

Belonging – to What End?

The service will ask the question and lift the possibilities about what it means to belong in community, especially in this UU church community of Utica. We will recognize people who have decided to join our congregation as new members.

Christmas Eve Service

This beloved, multigenerational service honors the life and love of Jesus of Nazareth, featuring carols, story and candlelight. 

Staying at the Table Through Conflict

The Table is a metaphor of shared life. With whom are you willing to sit at the Table to share life, and under what circumstances?  What makes it possible to share the table through conflict? Practically and spiritually – how do we practice and get … read more.

Gratitude and Grief

When we open ourselves to Love, we inevitably open ourselves to Loss. Our faith has something to teach us, and we have much to share with one another about how gratitude helps us live with loss, and how loss can deepen our thanks.

What is Ministry?

These words by Gordon McKeeman are a good segway into a worship service about what our Ministry in UU Community is. 

Ministry is all that we do—Together

Ministry is that quality of being in community that affirms human dignity—

beckons forth hidden possibilities, invites us into deeper, more … read more.

Comfort and Challenge

Living as well as possible in this stressful, challenging world may require practice becoming more comfortable with the unpredictable, unreliable, and the unknown. At least comfortable enough to choose the next right thing. We’ll learn from each other and some ancient sources.