February 2019 Worship Services

February Theme: TRUST

Join us each Sunday as we celebrate and worship as a community.

February 3, 2019

Picking the Worst Hymn and Other Hangable Offenses

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching

Margot Page, Worship Associate

Trust – and Faith – are commodities that religion is known to supply. But when your denomination tends to reject faith healing, miracles, and messianic references, you might find yourself bereft at a moment where a little extra trust and faith are needed. It might not seem so surprising if the shelves in your church where you’d expect them to be, simply show a small sign saying, “out of stock – check back with the store manager next week.” But, we all know, no one can supply trust. It’s something we have to manufacture ourselves.


February 10, 2019

Myths and Realities of True Love

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching

Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

Falling in love is the euphoric moment when you discover someone with the unique combination of what you’ve always wanted and needed:  attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection, allowance – what David Richo calls “the 5 A’s of Love.” And, somehow, you muster the courage to go all in. You find – or borrow – enough to lower the powerful shield of ego, and rejoice and make promises that bind you in that reunion with connection. But there are downsides as well. As he has just announced his engagement, this is Rev. Greg’s chance to talk about the promises and pitfalls of True Love.


February 10, 2019Heart & Soul

Heart and Soul – Trust

SERVICE AT 5 PM IN THE COTTAGE

James Witker, leading

Our contemplative service, with both silences and sharing, is held each month on the Second Sunday evening.


February 17, 2019

A Padded Room

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Robin Stillwater, preaching

Dorothy Steinicke, Worship Associate

A sermon on racism by a white person for white people. Trigger Warning/Content Warning.


February 24, 2019

Curiosity as a Spiritual Practice

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Rev. Dana Worsnop, preaching

James Witker, Worship Associate

We welcome the Rev. Dana Worsnop, minister of the UU Church of Ventura, who notes, “In our culture we are quick to leap to conclusions and make assumptions about other people and their beliefs. We all might be better served by adopting a practice of starting with curiosity. A pithy dictum: ‘Be curious, not furious.’ How might such a practice change how you move through the world?”

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