“The Sacredness of the Flesh” with Rev. Sara Lewis
Sunday, January 22, 2023
On this 50th Anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, and in the face of current threats to both reproductive justice and trans-rights, we will explore the sacredness of all bodies and a call for justice, love, and care for every body.
“A Rose in the Wintertime” with Victoria Poling
Sunday, December 11, 2022
In the season of long nights and short days, we’ll reflect on the wondrous and ordinary miracles of peace and refuge that welcome us to come home to ourselves.
“Lessons from Gate A-4” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, November 27, 2022
In her poem “Gate A-4”, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye shares an account of distress, compassion and community as she is called to interpret Arabic for a fearful traveler at an airport. As many of us take to the highways, airways and railways this November and December, the PWR Staff has put together a worship service that touches on the themes of the poem, and questions such as Who are we called to care for? When do we answer the call to serve? Where might we be surprised by grace?
“A Different Thanksgiving Story” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, November 20, 2022
As we enter a time of holidays and holy days, how do we reconcile a story of Thanksgiving that is false and harmful? What might we do to restore meaning to this time? What accountability does our faith call us to?
“Can We Sing the Darkness to Light?”
Sunday, November 13, 2022
A music service led by OUUC Music Director Troy Fisher.
“We Are One” with Rev. Summer Albayati and Rev. Carol McKinley
Sunday, October 30, 2022
“Reflections on Covenant” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, October 23, 2022
What does covenant mean to you? OUUC congregants of all ages reflect on the monthly spiritual theme of covenant and what it means in their lives.
“When Love Comes to Visit: A Quilted Covenant” with Victoria Poling
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Our UU response to the religious question “How are we to live?” is to make a covenant: a sacred promise to one another about how we stay in relationship, care about each other, and work together in good faith. As we go about the work of covenanting, it can be useful to hold an image in front of us and step into it, trying on a vision of how that covenant might look and feel. Today we’ll invite in the story of a mysterious guest and a quilt and listen for that sacred promise.
“Celebrating Our Differences” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, October 9, 2022
We are different and we are one. We explore this paradox and how we bridge differences in a world that seems divided. This service includes music and a sermon requested by Atley and Sheila Ralston in honor of their OUUC annual auction purchases.
“On Covenant” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, October 2, 2022
This month we explore covenant, a foundation of Unitarian Universalism. As we enter into a period of revisiting our OUUC covenant, let’s build our covenanting knowledge and muscles.
“Head, Heart, and Hands: How we Inform, Form, and Transform in Faith Community” with Rev. Sara Lewis.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
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“Welcoming the Breath” with Rev. Mary Gear
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Breathing is what keeps us alive. Our breath is always with us, a place of grounding and life itself. We explore the power of breath and breathing together.
Ingathering and Water Communion
Sunday, September 11, 2022
We begin a new congregational year with our annual ritual of water communion. We return home to ourselves and to our spiritual community as we begin once again.
What is the meaning of your water?