Service Information

one 10:00 am service every sunday from June 24 to September 3

Sunday, July 1

“Handprints On My Heart” | Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

At the end of the musical Wicked the character Elphaba sings, “So let me say before we part, so much of me is made of what I learned from you—you’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.” In this service, Rev. Caitlin will reflect on the ways being with us has changed her for good and all that she is grateful for her time here at the Unitarian Society—how we have left a handprint on her heart. Join us for a service of celebration, reflection, and goodbyes. The service will be followed by a party of leave-taking.

Sunday, July 8

“A Sound Legacy” | Ken Ryals and the USSB Music Ministry

A special music service in honor of Mahlon Balderston, Organist Emeritus here at USSB. Let us reflect and celebrate the presence of music among us, and honor all that Mahlon has brought to our community for over 60 years! Sweet treats and a reception after the service.

Both choirs will sing.

Sunday, July 15

“But You DO Believe in God. Don’t You?” | Minister Emeritus Rev. Ken Collier

We UU ministers get asked this all the time, and it is one of the hardest questions we have to answer. Why? Because a good answer requires a crash course in theology. That’s what this sermon will be.

Summer Singers will sing.

Sunday, July 22

“Meaningful Lives in Difficult Times” | Worship Associate Ken Ralph

In this troubled and worrisome political environment it is easy to slip into despair. In order to keep this existential anxiety at bay, our task is to perceive our lives as meaningful in spite of the chaos all around us. How can we do this? Some find deepest meaning through the maintenance of close relationships. Others find meaning in acts of kindness to strangers. Still others find meaning in the battle to change conditions which cause suffering. Join us as fellow congregants share some of the ways they’ve created meaning and purpose to carry them through difficult times.

Summer Singers will sing.

Sunday July 29

“Tapping the Source” | Worship Associate Chuck Flacks

UU draws its inspiration from the seven principles. These principles are informed by six sources that are as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. This week, Chuck Flacks will invite the congregation to delve into personal experience as the source of one’s faith. We will look at and search for authentic religious experience that is not easily explained through science or rationality. Have you ever been “touched by an angel” or experienced something beyond just awe? We will be reflecting on how these life changing experiences can bring us into all kinds of new adventures, including coming to church on Sunday.

Summer Singers will sing.

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