March 2019 Worship Services

March Ministry Theme: JOURNEY

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

March 3, 2019

“Five Dollars Is Five Dollars”

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Rev. Greg Ward, preaching

Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

As a young boy, I grew up in a family with a complicated and confusing relationship to money. We didn’t have any. My siblings and I watched as our parents worked multiple jobs to help us get by. But that just cost us in different ways. Money – and conversations about it – brought up feelings of tension, anxiety, despair, and even anger. But there was one moment that cut through everything and spoke volumes about what we felt was missing:  our value, our worth, and our future. On our Stewardship Kickoff we will talk about the antidote to shame and guilt regarding money. And we’ll have a New Member Ceremony.


March 10, 2019

“Beatles (Music) Service”

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Saunder Choi, leading

Abby Arnold, Worship Associate

Music is a tool that aids in community-building. In this service, our Music Department explores the community and connections that have been built by the music of the Beatles. The Choir is singing at both 9:00 and 11:00! It’s Bring a Friend Sunday. Set your clocks ahead: Daylight Savings Time begins.


March 17, 2019

“The Spiritual Child”

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Rev. Judy Tomlinson, preaching

Cassie Winters, Worship Associate

Scientific research has shown that we are hardwired for spirituality. Our children are at the beginning of their spiritual journeys. How do we nurture and support them? This sermon is based on “The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving,” by Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

We are happy to welcome back the Rev. Judy Tomlinson, who served as our DRE from 1991-2000. While working here she completed her Bachelor’s degree at CSULB in Human Development and Women’s Studies and then her M.Div. at Claremont School of Theology. She was ordained in May 2001 by the UU Congregation of Montclair, NJ, where she served from 2000 to 2017, first as Minister of Religious Education and then as Associate Minister. In 2017 she returned to Southern California and currently serves as DRE at Orange Coast UU Church in Costa Mesa.


March 24, 2019

YRUU Service:  “All Life Is a Journey”

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Kathleen Hogue and the YRUU Group, leading

Dorothy Steinicke, Worship Associate

Come and hear about our Young Religious UUs’ stories of our lives and our faith journeys in our Religious Exploration program. We will explore the roads we have taken and where our journeys may be leading us.


March 31, 2019

“From There to Here”

SERVICES AT 9 AM AND 11 AM

Robin Stillwater, preaching

Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

Unitarian Universalists tend to avoid talking about money, but we have spent the last few weeks doing just that. This sermon looks at other congregations and how they worked through conflict and money, providing both hope and a warning. This journey we are on is important to continue being committed to. Our work is not yet over.

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