Services are at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Hymn singing begins 10 minutes before the service. Come early if you like to sing, and please join us for coffee and conversation after the service.
Sunday, Dec 8
When Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
In Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall,” he tells us “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.” That’s true, yet there are those instances, such as when we seek to preserve certain human rights that good fences do make good neighbors.
Sunday, Dec 15
A Prayer to Whom It May Concern
If we don't pray to obtain a personal deity's intervention in the world, then, why would we pray? Perhaps, we might pray in order to heighten our awareness of, and more fully experience, Reality.
The OUUC Choir will sing.
Sunday, Dec 22
What Is Loved Reveals Its Loveliness
For all that is wrong with the commercialization of Christmas, the mythology that underlies the meaning of this season speaks to the power of love. It is similar to the truth revealed by the fairy tales in which the frog kissed by the princess turns into a handsome prince.
Tuesday, Dec 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Services at 5:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
Sunday, Dec 29
Looking Forward, Looking Back
During this intergenerational service we will celebrate the coming New Year by participation in our annual Fire Communion. This New Year's ritual uses fire symbolically. Our communion will consist of two actions: a letting go into the past what belongs to the past; and a renewal or rededication to whatever is personally life-renewing and life-enhancing. We will burn our regrets for the year just ending, and we will light our individual paths into the year just beginning. Last year we had a glimpse of how the New Year is celebrated in Scotland. A special aspect of this year’s service will be a look at how the Japanese bring in the New Year. Please join us!
One service only at 10:00 am.
CDs of the readings and sermon are available between services in the AV booth. Readings and sermons are also podcast and available for listening here.