May 2021 Worship Services

Our worship theme for May is Story.

The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL

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

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We as Unitarian Universalists look forward to being with you virtually and in spirit on Sunday morning. We continue to develop our new spiritual practice of co-creating beloved community together in the midst of a global pandemic. We’re finding ways to spiritually prepare and fortify ourselves and to support others in uncertain times. If you need help getting to the online services, please contact board member Eileen McCormack for assistance.

Join our online Sunday service broadcast on the church’s Facebook page @UUSantaMonica on Sunday mornings and join the conversation on Facebook. You can also watch it live here on the UUSM Newsletter site on the main page ( You don’t need to have a Facebook account or be logged in to watch on Facebook or here. The video will also be available on our YouTube channel shortly after the end of the service, so tune in anytime to catch up and worship with your community.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

“What’s Your Story?”

Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, preaching
Chela Metzger, Worship Associate

ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am online

Our stories, or narratives, are complex, intertwined and constantly evolving. it is important to avoid a single story about anyone or anything. We are more than our labels. How has your story changed? How have you changed your story about how you interpret your world? Listen here to how Chimamanda Adichie has moved away from a single story.
Watch on YouTube

Sunday, May 9, 2021

“The Bahá’í Faith”

Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching
Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Worship Associate

ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am online   

Over a century ago, a new faith emerged in Persia and its founder, Baháʼu’lláh, was heralded to be longed for Messiah of the world’s major religions. Join us for this service as we encounter the teachings of Baháʼu’lláh and learn more about this persecuted global religion.
Watch on YouTube

Sunday, May 16, 2021

“Animal Liberation”

Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching
Sue Bickford, Worship Associate

ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am online

We celebrate the interdependent web of all existence and strive to live in harmony with the natural world. Anti-oppression work asks us to consider anti-speciesism and the welfare of our non-human animal siblings. Join us for a service that contemplates our place in the circle of being and our relationship to all of the natural world.
Watch on YouTube

Sunday, May 23, 2021

“Buddhist Wisdom”

Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching
Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am online

Unitarian Universalist faith affirms “wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.” The life of Siddhattha Gotama — “The Enlightened One” — had a profound impact on our liberal religious faith. Join us for this service as we consider Buddhist wisdom for our lives.
Watch on YouTube

Sunday, May 30, 2021

“Playing Nicely”

Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, preaching
Charles Haskell, Worship Associate

ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 am online

Why is shared leadership so difficult? Nurturing healthy relationships in a polarized environment is a challenge. While, there are good reasons for playing nicely together, it is not always easy to do. Even when you are in charge, you can’t always get what you want. Let’s explore some assumptions that create barriers and approaches for surmounting some of the barriers to playing nicely.
Watch on YouTube

Generous Congregation Recipient:  CLUE

We come together for more than ourselves. Our collection this month will be shared with Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice (CLUE). This network of more than 900 religious leaders brings together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths with workers, immigrants and low-income families in the cause of a just economy that works for all and protects those most vulnerable. Since 1987, CLUE has partnered with community organizations and labor unions to advocate for better working conditions, with lawmakers to establish policies that improve the lot of workers and their families, and with developers to demand agreements that require community benefits.

Thank you for your generous support of this beloved community and CLUE.


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