Rev. Cyndi Simpson

Candlelight Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we gather to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus of Nazareth in a traditional (yet also thoroughly Unitarian Universalist) service of Lessons and Carols. 6:30 p.m.

Yule – The Winter Solstice

Today we celebrate Yule – the Winter Solstice. We will affirm the fruitful power of the darkest time of year and cast into the fire that which no longer serves us well. We will seek the Sun and celebrate the return of the Light into our lives.

Affirmation Sunday

On this Sunday, we will celebrate our new members as well as those who have dedicated themselves to service and leadership for our congregation. Please join us in affirming all of these wonderful people who have committed to our faith and brought their light to shine in so many ways!

Gratitude

Thanks and gratitude.

Thanksgiving

Today, we will celebrate Thanksgiving together through a sharing of a bread communion. Everyone is asked to bring a type of bread to share that comes from your own cultural or family tradition (one to three servings).

How We Win or Lose (pdf)

In this post-election period let us reflect as Unitarian Universalists on what ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ can mean for us as people of faith and as citizens.

Day Of The Dead/Día de Muertos (pdf)

The Day of the Dead is a holy day of Mexican culture, with roots in ancient Aztec beliefs and Christian practices. It is a time to honor ancestors and remember what they meant. Please bring a photo and/or other memento of your beloved dead to place on our altar.

What Is It Like To Die?

Science is just beginning to grasp what actually happens at the end of life. What has been learned? And more importantly, what does it mean for us as humans who are Unitarian Universalists?

Coming Out Day

Today we will hear stories of coming out as we celebrate national Coming Out Day (October 11). Please join us to hear heartfelt and courageous stories from people who have experienced a profound coming out in their lives. What deaths do these stories represent?

Cruel & Unusual

In many states in the U.S., the death penalty is still in use. Until 2005, it was possible for juveniles under the age of 18 to be executed in some states. What does our Unitarian Universalist faith tell us about the morality, ethics and theology of the death penalty?