The Sunday Services
Unless noted, we have one Sunday worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Childcare is available.
Month of Sundays - May 2013
Services begin at 10 a.m.
May 5: Dancing for Life: A May Day Celebration, Rev. Michael Walker and members of CUUPS
An Old English folk custom in springtime has been to dance around the maypole, as a fertility rite. Pagans today still do this, in conjunction with the May 1 holiday, Beltane. Today, with the assistance of members of the KUUF chapter of the Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS), we will explore various folk customs and why they still have relevance in modern lives.
This will be an intergenerational service, followed by goodies and a maypole dance in the courtyard, co-coordinated by CUUPS and the RE program.
May 12: Honoring All of the Mothers in our Lives, Rev. Michael Walker
In observance of Mother's Day, and understanding that various people may have held that role in one's life, we celebrate all the mothers who have touched our lives and made difference. There may be some who have had less satisfying relationships with their monthers, and we will have time to let go of those emotions, as well.
May 19: Title TBA in the Candle Lite, KUUF Youth Group
Our Youth Group is working with Nathan Emmett, Youth Program Coordinator, and Rev. Mike, to develop a youth-created, youth-led Sunday service, which will touch on the issues in life that are of particular concern to their group. Rev. Mike will not be in the pulpit this Sunday.
May 26: Fallen Heroes, Rev. Michael Walker
For Memorial Day, it seems appropriate to remember those who have died in the service of our country. We may have very conflicted feelings about the "war on terro" and other wars, national defense as a major industry, and imperilaism--and yet, we can still find it in our hearts to remember and honor those who have fallen.
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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.