Worship

Worship

NURTURE THE SPIRIT

UPCOMING SERMONS

Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. at the Salisbury Gathering, and 11:15 at the University Gathering, unless otherwise noted. Nursery care is available.

December 2, 2018

Salisbury Gathering
“The UU 3rd Principle”
Bob Voelker, guest speaker
Join us today as we consider the Third Principle of Unitarian Universalism: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.

University Gathering
“Incarnations of Mystery and Hope”

Rev. Mary Frances Comer
Our theme for the month of December is Mystery. Today we consider the meaning of Christmas through the person of Jesus, and we look at how he might view recent current events from a Biblical perspective.


December 9, 2018

Salisbury Gathering
“The Riddle of Life”
Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis, guests
What is the meaning of life. What is the meaning of death? Some questions are not subject to scientific inquiry. Believers say that God works in mysterious ways. So how do we live without answers? Today, we are privileged to have guest speaker and musicians, Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis who have performed in over 20 UU Congregations.

University Gathering
“Simplicity for the Season”
Rev. Amy Brooks, guest speaker
It is ironic and unsettling that this is the time of year when we are supposed to focus on joy and hope but our days are filled with “stuff” and things to do. Let’s take some time to focus on what is really important to us for the holidays.


December 16, 2018

Salisbury Gathering
“The Light in the Heart – Caring for One Another”
The Care Team
Join us today for a moving and informative service led by the Care Team. Our soloist will be Elaine Deck. Before and after this service, we will have our Salisbury Gathering Annual Connections Fair with information about various teams and ministries.

University Gathering
“Connecting to the Light Within”
Cosette Blackmer, guest speaker
During the Season of Lights it is easy to become distracted or overwhelmed by all the activity surrounding our cultural celebrations. How do we stay connected to the earth and our own inner light? We will explore some of the teachings of Earth Centered Spirituality and some of the tools used to remain centered through the season.


December 23, 2018

Salisbury Gathering
“A Service of Lessons and Carols”
Join us for a special Christmas Eve service one day early. This is a service for all ages.

University Gathering
“A Season of Mystery and Miracle”
Rev. Mary Frances Comer
Join us for a special Christmas themed service rich with music, readings, and hymns of the season.


December 24, 2018 – 7 pm

University Gathering
“A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols”

Rev. Mary Frances Comer
Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. This is a service for all ages.


December 30, 2018

Salisbury Gathering
“A Service of Gratitude and Aspiration”

Rev. Mary Frances via Video
Join us today for a service that marks the end of one year and the beginning of another. We will look back over 2018, consider this very day, and express our intentions for 2019.

University Gathering
“Rise to the Occasion!”
Rev. Mary Frances Comer
When we choose to have faith that extends beyond a desired outcome, in ways that illumine our capacity to stand in the presence of challenges and to extend ourselves as blessings to the world around us; we discover the power of possibility. Today, we have our annual ritual of burning the Ema Cards as we come to the end of one year and stand on the brink of a new day. We are also honored to have special guest speaker, Rev. Kathy Beasley.

WORSHIP THEMES
for the 2018-19 church year

August: Generosity
September: Vision
October: Sanctuary
November: Memory
December: Mystery
January: Possibility
February: Trust
March: Journey
April: Wholeness
May: Curiosity
June: Beauty