Upcoming Sunday Services

Vision Lost and Returned

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

By Reverend Tom Capo

“When your eyes are tired, the world is tired also. When your vision is gone, no part of the world can find you.” - Poet David Whyte. Have you ever lost the vision for your life, your future, perhaps even your church? In 1770 Universalist John Murray left Britain to come to America with the intention of never preaching another Universalist message. Then his ship ran aground off the New Jersey coast. He re-discovered his vision; how can we all ensure we rekindle our vision if it's been lost?

 

Forum:
Creation Myths in World Religion by Michael Martin. All religious traditions have a story behind how our world came to be. We, as a species, love stories that are grand and bigger than us. While there exist both differences and similarities between them, these stories tell us about how different cultures see themselves and how they relate to the world. Come learn and discuss how creation myths say as much about us as they do the world.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30am & 11:15am

What is the Sanctuary in Our Church?

Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

By Reverend Tom Capo & Steve Cooper, DRE

Sun Bear wrote: “When humans participate in ceremony, we enter sacred space.  Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance.”  Reverend Tom and Steve Cooper will reflect on the space where we hold our Sunday morning worship services, our sanctuary, our sacred space. There will not be a time for Joys and Concerns during this service

 

Forum:
9:30am in the Learning Center. Science Sunday will take a look up and around (at our atmosphere) and ask, “Earth’s Atmosphere…What Has It Done For Us Lately???” Take a step into Earth’s protective and nurturing outer layer, but be careful because it won’t hold you up (even though it is very supportive)!

Religious Education:
Service for all ages at 9:30am & 11:15am

The Sanctuary Within

Sunday, October 14, 2018

By Reverend Tom Capo

From Jan Richardson poem “How the Stars Get in Your Bones”: “open to the hope that burnishes every fractured thing it finds and sets it shimmering, a generous light that will not cease, no matter how deep the darkness grows, no matter how long the night becomes.” Within us all there is a Sanctuary, a place of peace and hope and light that leads us out of our dark times.  Reverend Tom will reflect on this Sanctuary within.

The DUUC Choir will perform during the service.

There will be a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

 

Forum:
9:30am in the Learning Center. Social Justice: Moms Demand Action. Join us as we welcome Julie Hill, the president of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action. Every day, more than 90 Americans are killed by gun violence and hundreds more are injured.  Every 36 hours, a child unintentionally fires a gun and kills or injures himself or someone else. And that doesn’t include the number of suicides–and even some homicides–that occur when kids have access to unsecured guns.  Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30am & 11:15am.

The Benefits of Sacred Ground

Sunday, October 21, 2018

By Reverend Tom Capo

Author Cynthia Keys wrote in her book The Sacred Garden: “I have learned to treat my garden as the sacred place it is, and it continually nourishes me both in body and in spirit.  Earth is sacred too, and whatever we do to her will come back to us many times over.  If we treat her as merely a resource and a place to throw our refuse, we will reap only death and disease.  If we treat her as the sacred place she is, we will reap the benefits of living on sacred ground.”  Reverend Tom will explore the earth as sanctuary and how we are called to care for it.

The DUUC Children’s Choir will perform during the service.

There will be a special collection for Habitat for Humanity during the service.

There will not be a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

 

Forum:
9:30am in the Learning Center. Science Sunday

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30am & 11:15am.

Sanctuary as Place of Protecting All People?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

By Reverend Tom Capo

Duarte Geraldino in his TED talk says: [There is] “A powerful call to rethink the immigration debate.  [To] Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal…how the sudden removal of a mother, a local business owner or a high school student ripples outward and wreaks havoc on the relationships that hold communities together.”  Reverend Tom will explore the effects of the immigration policy in our country right now and what Sanctuary means to people who are now afraid that they might be forced to leave their communities. 

There will be a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

 

Forum:
9:30am in the Learning Center. Jo Linsley will discuss the history of the Stonewall Riots and how those that participated were fighting for sanctuary in an unwelcome world.  We will also take time to discuss how National Coming Out Day (10/11) is important and how Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/20) is an important day to honor those lives that have been lost due to anti-transgender violence.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30am & 11:15am