The Soul Matters worship theme for September is BELONGING
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September 25 at 10:00 AM
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"A Part of the Whole"
Led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
There is a tension between our human yearning to belong and the need to be true to ourselves. How many of us have tried to change ourselves in the effort to fit in? But community at its heart doesn't need to be about being the same. How do we create a whole that honors all of our pieces, broken and beautiful?
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UUCM is part of the Soul Matters Sharing Circle and uses a monthly theme from September to June to guide worship and religious education. For the upcoming church year, we will explore the following themes:
September 2022: Belonging
January 2023: Finding Our Center
During the year we celebrate many important days in the liturgical calendar:
Music is a big part of Sunday Worship Service at UUCM. Our music director, Paul Winchester, brings a lively array of genres from folk to rock, jazz to classical, and occasionally a little rap!
Music is especially celebrated annually each spring with Music Sunday where the worship service is led by our Music, the service is alive with loud and vibrant music!
The UUCM Band plays many times throughout the year, and includes drums, bass, acoustic guitar, and cello.
UUCM also has a large and talented choir. They sing about once a month, and rehearsal about three times a month. Once or twice a year, an Invitational Choir is assembled for people who wish to sing in the choir but not make a permanent commitment.
Musical performances and recruitment of guest musicians is also facilitated by the Church Council Music Ministry team.
September Soul Matters Theme: Belonging
Sunday, September 4 - "Labor & Liberty" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, September 11 - "Ingathering Sunday: The Journey to Belonging" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, August 14 - "A Geography of the Spirit" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, August 21 - "Cinnamon Sticks and God: The Spiritual Practice of Radical Acceptance" led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, August 28 - "Lifted in Song" led by Paul Winchester
Sunday, July 24 - "Systemic Blindness – How Prejudice Hides in Plain Sight" led by Noel Martinson
Sunday, July 31 - "Saving Universalism" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
June Soul Matters Theme: Celebrating Blessings
Sunday, June 5 - "To Bless & Be Blessed" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, June 12 - "The Blessings of Music" led by Paul Winchester
Sunday, June 19 - "The Blessing of the Flowers: Flower Communion" Led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, June 26 - "The Blessings of Interbeing" Led by Gabriel Ross
May Soul Matters Theme: Nurturing Beauty
Sunday, May 1 - "The Beauty We Love" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, May 8 - "The Earth Is Our Mother" led by the UUCM Climate Justice Team
Sunday, May 15 - "Beauty for the Journey" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman and Jennifer Swick
Sunday, May 22 - "The Beauty of Strangers" led by Jennifer Swick
Sunday, May 29 - "A Community of Memory and Hope" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Special Services: We invite you to explore some of UUCM's special traditions throughout the year.
September 2022: Ingathering and Water Ceremony
November 2021: Multigenerational Thanksgiving Service "Holding History in the Family"
December 2021: Blue Holiday offers a time of stillness, comfort and space for the grief and struggle we carry in our hearts.
December 2020: Winter Solstice, a celebration of darkness to light.
December 2021: Candlelight Christmas Eve
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