Yes! to new life. Yes! to reconciling ourselves again to what we hold most sacred.
Speaker: Rev. Karen Brammer
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.
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.
Author Maxine Hong Kingston wrote, “In a time of destruction, create something.” Why Does this matter? What forms might creativity take among us? What might it take to open ourselves to do this when our instincts are to harden to protect ourselves and those we … read more.
This beloved, multigenerational service honors the life and love of Jesus of Nazareth, featuring carols, story and candlelight.
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.
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.
Rev. Karen will explore moments of our historic development as we look at artifacts from our collective past.
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.
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.