June 2019 Worship Services

JUNE MINISTRY THEME: BEAUTY

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

June 2, 2019

“Me Too”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM 
Robin Stillwater, Preaching

Rev. Greg has done a wonderful sermon on this, and it’s time to get a woman’s perspective. This sermon will give examples of patriarchy experienced in the congregation and in the world. (Trigger Warning / Content Warning)

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June 9, 2019

“Beauty Beyond the Binary”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Aubrey Sassoon, Worship Associate

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There is an essential new truth emerging in our culture that is challenging us to re-think one of the most basic elements of self-identification. We are now being asked to clarify pronouns rather than simply rely on our own assumptions of gender. This pulls us all (some, kicking and screaming) into an enlightening new era of self-definition that will test our mental, emotional, and linguistic flexibility. The reward, of course, is a much more expansive and accepting world in which there is more beauty abiding and more love possible.

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DRE Kathleen Hogue

June 16, 2019 

“Praying to a God Who Laughs”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Rima Snyder, Worship Associate

The story of Abraham and Sarah includes God coming to them announcing that Sarah will bear a child. But by this time Sarah and Abraham are nearly a hundred years old (they lived a long time back then). Sarah’s reaction to bringing children into the world is to laugh. Why does she laugh? We will think about the laughter that’s important for every community to have.

And, we will offer appreciation and praise for Kathleen R. Hogue, our Director of Religious Education since October 2016, on her last Sunday with us at UUSM.

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June 23, 2019

“Umbilical Cords and Apron Strings”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Worship Associate

We, by our very nature as human beings, long for connection. We will seek ways to be in association, cohesion, solidarity, and community with what feeds our soul. This will occur in ways that defy logic, reason, and convenience. There are some things to which we attach ourselves that are transient. And such things, often with critical importance, come and go; our hearts rise and fall with their entry and exit. But there are other things to which we will always, and inseparably, be connected. These bring about the sighs and exultations of the universe. This is a sermon about the transient and the permanent within ministry and within our human evolution.

This is the Sunday we say farewell to the Rev. Greg Ward, our Developmental Minister since September 2017. After the service, all are invited to celebrate our time together over lunch in Forbes Hall. Please rsvp here and let us know you are coming and how you can help!

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Robin Stillwater

June 30, 2019

“Last Hurrah”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM

Robin Stillwater, Preaching
Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Worship Associate

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight. My final sermon as your ministerial intern.

And so we’ll bid Bon Voyage to Robin Stillwater, our Intern Minister since September 2018.

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~ Our service in the world continues. ~

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