The Sanctuary is a sacred space, the heart center of this church. We gather in the Sanctuary to celebrate, to mourn, to shape our highest values and deepest commitments. On this day we dedicate this space, built with love and renovated with commitment, giving voice to our gratitude and to our hopes for the future.
Speaker: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
The time of Samhain and All Hallow’s Eve invite us to enter the space between the planes of existence. As the veil thins between this world and the next, we experience the mystery of unknowing and remember those who have gone before us. Halloween costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Identity is central to a life of integrity, as we seek to live authentically in the world. Together we explore the range of gender identity, and how by our pronouns we are known to each other.
As we welcome those who have become members of UUCCH over the past three years, we consider what it means to belong to a church within a historic faith tradition, and commit to each other in beloved community.
The Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur mark a period of renewal, marked by repentance and atonement, the beginning of a new year. Let us consider how processes of covenant, relationship and renewal mark the patterns of our lives.
In a world filled with challenge and change, it can be difficult to remain grounded in our authentic voice, our authentic presence in the world. Why is authenticity important, and how can we create a community in which each person’s authentic presence and voice are honored, as we share all our varied perspectives and experiences?
Change is the only constant, as they say, and we live in a constantly transforming universe. How do we absorb the loss of leaving our old reality behind as a new one emerges? How do we navigate our way across the mysterious time and space between the old and the new? And how do we welcome new realities, adjusting in our own transformation as we go? Let us explore these timeless questions together.
Human life in community is a balance of independence and interdependence. In a nation built on premises of independence and individualism, how may we create the connections and trust of interdependence, vital to life in an increasingly interconnected world?
Article II is the section of the UUA bylaws that serves as the home of our Principles and Sources, the UUA’s Purposes, our Inclusion clause, and Freedom of Belief Statement. As a living faith, the UUA regularly revisits the documents that guide us to be sure they match our values and commitments. We will join in our Association’s reflection, considering what, if any changes to Article II might lead us boldly into the future.
What we’ve gone through this past two years – what we are continuing to go through – has caused all of us to adjust. In order to keep growing, we have certainly called on the parents and teachers among us for support. But beyond that we have had to reach into ourselves, to bring the parent and teacher within us forward. Come celebrate our Lifespan Faith Engagement program, parents and teachers, and honor the transformation that can come from within.