Calling is a word I use a lot at UUCP. It is a word that has meaning in my own life and path. We use the word calling in our mission statement and when we talk about our vision. What does calling mean, and how does one discern and follow a call?
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Now more than ever, we are committed to making our congregation as strong as it can be to amplify our values and vision of justice, diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever, we need to invest in making our vision and values reality. This service is the kickoff to our combined stewardship and capital campaign … Continued
Much theological work has been done to reveal the necessary connection of love and justice. What does this work offer to us as a community seeking to live at the intersection of love and justice? Text of Service
One definition of authenticity is something being true. In leadership, there is much emphasis on the importance of authenticity. What does this mean even as we increasingly dispute facts and people talk about living in a post-truth age? Text of Service
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, what are the ways we are called to courageous and bold love in these times? How do we develop and share a powerful, spiritual authenticity that engages us in the work of justice and liberation that is deeply rooted in love, in compassion, in life giving values? Text … Continued
Through story, song and ritual, we will welcome the New Year, marking the hopes and intentions that we bring for this new year. Text of Service
Spend your Christmas Eve with music, community and candlelight at UUCP. Both services will be filled with singing and the lighting of candles. The early service includes a children’s play and the later service will include the congregation choir. Everyone is invited to bring cookies to share in fellowship from 6:30 PM – 7:30PM. Child … Continued
Solstice literally means “standing still sun.” In this darkest time of year, we will honor the complex emotions that can come with the holidays and invite a meditative service of sharing and silence. Text of Service
In this season of gift giving, let’s take a fresh look at prayer and spiritual practice to uncover the many gifts that are possible with sustaining a regular spiritual practice in one’s life. Text of Service
One of the places we most readily experience both expectation and acceptance is within our families. Especially around holidays, expectations can be high. What is the balance between expectations and acceptance when it comes to parenting and negotiating family relationships?