For most of our worship services beginning in the spring of 2020, we have video recordings of the full worship service and of just the sermon available for you to watch.

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Explorations of Ramadan

Led by: Gary Ezzell
Worship Associate: Sam Kirkland
Music: Classical Clarinet with Erin Finkelstein

Sunset on Saturday, April 2, marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time for fasting, prayer, and recommitment. What can that faith tradition teach us who are not Muslim? In a word, and a difficult one, "submission".

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Flower Communion

Led by: Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate: Bill Snowden
Music: Jazz with Renee Patrick and Nicole Pesce

As we conclude our Stewardship month, we will celebrate this community with our beloved Flower Communion, held at the height of Arizona's blooming season. In our Flower Communion, we bring flowers and take a different flower in an act of community. If you are willing and able, feel free to bring a flower or flowers and bring it to the front of the sanctuary at the beginning of service. If you don’t have flowers, we will have plenty for you.

colorful icons of pet faces, "Bless Our Pets"

Bless Our Pets

Led by: Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate: Owen Lifshitz
Music: UUCP Musicians

For many of us, our pets keep us grounded, connected, and amused. Today, we take the opportunity to bless them and thank them for the important roles they've had in our lives. For those attending in person, your well-behaved pets are welcome to come for an in-person blessing.

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White Supremacy Culture: Individualism

Led by: Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate: Sam Kirkland
Music: Blues & Roots with the Sugar Thieves

As we live into our new 8th Principle with our series on White Supremacy Culture, we will explore how Individualism is such a omnipresent part of our western culture. Individualism, rather than collective thinking, keeps us separate from each other, which is a key element to how racism is perpetuated.

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From Liminality to Emergence

Led by: Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan
Worship Associate: Amy McKlindon
Music: Funky Grooves with Guitarist Steve Himmelstein

Living through a pandemic has been a shared liminal experience; we are hoping to emerge with some clarity for our shared future and for our own lives. After so many challenges, many of us may yearn for a deeper sense of clarity and yet also feel wary of what’s ahead–we want to protect our hearts from disappointment because we have become familiar with its ache. What are the gifts of liminality? What spiritual practices can help us navigate liminality? How do we know when we are emerging–and will we be ready?

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To Be Abundantly Clear: Stewardship and Abundance Thinking

Led by: Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate: Sarah Montgomery
Music: UUCP Musicians

As we kick off our Stewardship thinking, we will contemplate what abundance means to us and why abundant thinking is more powerful than scarcity thinking—in our congregation, in our spirituality, and in our lives. Real life and real expenses are real, but how we think about them shapes how we see the world.