The Sunday Services
Unless noted, we have one Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Childcare is available.
Month of Sundays
Services begin at 10:30 a.m.
4th Holding on with Open Hands
As a part New year, new beginnings... a time to let go of negative energy and attract positive energy. Many cultures have ceremonies of renewal which include sweeping, burning, burying or washing away the old to make room for the new. Our presenter, Diane Hudnall, will include a Water Ritual in this celebration of the new year.
11th A Message of Hope and Compassion and Forbearance: How (Epi)Genetics Influences Social Outcomes
The new science of Epigenetics (in which the environment actually affects the genes) allows a more nuanced understanding of some medical and social events. In a lively presentation, Dr. Jill Clarridge will discuss why this is of interest to UU’s as it is both hopeful and might lead to a more productive approach to social problems.
On this weekend, we are also hosting consultants for a Healthy Congregations Assessment, with small group sessions on Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10th. Members of the KUUF community are invited and encouraged to attend a small group.
18th An Answer to Injustice
Rev. Michael Walker
Influenced by Liberation Theology, Rev. Mike looks at the work of social justice exemplars, particularly the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on this Sunday before MLK Day. Coming out of the Latin American culture, in response to abject poverty, Liberation Theology has been an update to our understanding of Jesus’ example of
addressing economic, social and political realities in ways that relieve the pressure on the poorest and less able in society.
25th Theology as a Creative Process
Rev. Michael Walker
Process Philosophy (Alfred Whitehead) and Process Theology (Charles Hartshorne) were pioneered by these two Unitarian thinkers, among others, and has come to be influential on theologians beyond the UU world. It is called process, in allusion to the idea that we are always in the process of becoming what we will be, as is the Universe, and even, if we dare say so, God. Contrary to traditional theologies that view God and/or the Universe as immutable and eternal, Hartshorne and company put forth the notion of a creative Universe (and/or God), ever in the process of becoming something new.
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.