Sunday Services

Our services are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Please visit our calendar page for the Zoom link. To view our previous services, please visit our YouTube channel.

November Speakers and Topics

November 1: “Sea Change”
By Dr. Kathryn Sheffield
Spirituality is one of those words that’s hard to define, but something we all recognize when we encounter it. I like to think of it like the water in the ocean: we fish don’t realize we’re swimming in water, but we couldn’t live without it. But what does it mean to live through a sea change? Can we become conscious of the water we’re swimming in?

November 8: “Spirituality vs. Spiritualism”
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
A look at the difference between spirituality and spiritualism as well as consideration of the phrase “I’m spiritual, but not religious”.

November 15: “UUs can Pray?”
By Sharon Moore
Simply Pray, by UU Minister Erik Walker Wikstrom was reviewed in the July, 2020 West Valley UU Newsletter. That book inspired the topic for this service. A surprising number of UUs do pray, though the prayers may not look like the prayers of the faith traditions of our past. Why and how do UUs pray?

November 22: “Spirit vs. Soul”
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
What is the difference between the soul and spirit for the non-religious? Are “soul” and “spirit” synonyms you can use interchangeably to mean the same thing; do you have both; can you have one without the other?

November 29: TBD
By Rev. Darren Reale

We come together at 10:30 am each Sunday morning to shape and define what is of value and worth to us, and to sing, meditate, and share our lives with one another. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. Our Worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a deepening of the heart.

Our Sunday Services are varied and unique, but generally we have an opening piece of music followed by a welcome statement, then a call to worship. Next there is a time for church announcements, and that is often followed by a time for sharing brief personal joys and sorrows. Then we often sing a hymn, which is followed by a children’s story.

After the children’s story, our children usually leave the service to attend classes or play. After the children’s recessional we collect the weekly offering with musical accompaniment, and then the main speaker is introduced. The Minister or guest speaker delivers the sermon, and we conclude with another hymn followed by closing words and then a final musical postlude. After the service we usually have a light lunch, coffee, and refreshing conversation.

There is no dress code requirement for our church. Some folks wear blue jeans and a T-shirt, others wear shorts and a tank top, and a few dress more traditionally in a conservative style. Wear what you are comfortable in, and you will be welcomed!