The Sunday Services
Unless noted, we have one Sunday worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Childcare is available.
Month of Sundays - November 2013
Services begin at 10 a.m.
November 6- Deeper Meanings in Children's Literature, Genevieve Emmett, Guest Speaker
Longtime KUUF member and early childhood educator, Genevieve Emmett, will explore various works of children's literature and draw out the lessons to be found within them. Allusions to literary images and story plots may take some down memory lane, while for others this may be new and illuminating. What do children learn from literature? Are these the lessons we wilsh to have taught?
November 10 - Gratitude for Vets, Rev. Michael Walker
I have struggled for many years over the tension of being a peacemaker and a veteran. How do I give thanks for those who defend us, when, in the defending, people have died? Is it possible to separate out the policies of politicians that never see the front line, from that of the lives of Soldiers, Sailors, Armen, and Marines who risk life and limb? Once that is done, do we have gratitude to share? Rev. Mike leads this exploration into our values and says, Yes, we have gratitiude to share.
November 17 - Together..., Rev. Michael Walker
What can we accomplish together, when we are grateful for each other's contributions? In our families, work, volunteer, and congregational life, there is much that we can accomplish when we team up with others. And others are more likely to team up with us when we recognize and value their contributions. Today, we explore the ways in which we are strong and effective, together.
Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee, Gary Klauminzer will be offering a workshop about climate change after the service, in the Sanctuary.
November 24 - Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice, Rev. Michael Walker
There is one who approaches a room of silence, leaves his or her shoes outside the door, walks in and sits, clears one's mind of all distractions to learn to accept what is as that which simply is... There is another who enters a vast cathedral of colored glass and art, with huge pipes issuing the otherworldly music of an organ, to drink the wine and eat the wafer. There are others who gather in a circle in an open field, to dance and drum, chant and conjure within themselves the strength to do what they must in life. There are many spiritual practices that one may choose to engage in but have you thought of gratitude as a spiritual practice? What would that look like?
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The Fellowship Hour follows worship services, with coffee and tea served, and supervision is provided for children on our playground. Our Sunday services draw from Jewish, Christian and earth-centered religious traditions, as well as from the wisdom of Eastern religious thought. We also seek meaning in personal experience and witness, social issues, literature and the sciences.
Our services begin with a warm welcome and the lighting of our Unitarian Universalist symbol, the flaming chalice. Our minister leads services about 3 times per month with the support of lay leaders and our Worship Committee. We also have guest speakers and fully lay-led services throughout the year.
A rich tapestry of music is interwoven with each service, with exuberant congregational hymns, a wonderful choir, and beautiful piano solos. We are a singing congregation, enjoying the spiritual connection music brings us each week.
During the months from mid-September to mid-June, the children begin the morning in the sanctuary with their parents, proceeding to their classes after a time of "sharing for all ages." Our sanctuary has wide windows which look out over a majestic forest, encouraging us to honor the spiritual in the natural world, and to "walk softly on the earth." You'll find great diversity in how our members dress on Sunday mornings - but "Northwest casual" (yes, even jeans) is the norm for many of us.