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The Soul Matters worship theme for May is CREATIVITY.
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May 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM
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"Honoring Our Grief, Creating Memories of Love"
Worship Leader: Rev. Lisa Friedman
Memorial Day reminds us of the sacred task of honoring our dead and remembering the high cost of war and violence. As we gather this weekend at the graves of loved ones and at George Floyd Square, it also challenges us to reflect on the dangers of forgetting and the creative responsibility of memory. This morning, we will gather to light candles of memory for the past and the future.
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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.
May Soul Matters Theme: Creativity
Sunday, May 21 "The Language of the Soul" Led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, May 14 "Creators of the Future: Tapping into Our Generativity" Led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, May 7 "When the Heart Opens" Led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
April Soul Matters Theme: Resistance
Sunday, April 30 "Questioning As Resistance" Led by Racial Justice Ministry
Sunday, April 23 "Earth Day 2023" Led by Climate Justice Ministry
Sunday, April 16 "Rest As Resistance" Led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, April 9 "Easter Sunday - Love's Resistance" Led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, April 2 - "The Spark & Mark of Resistance" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
March Soul Matters Theme: Vulnerability
Sunday, March 26 - "Inhabiting Our Vulnerability" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, March 19 - "More Like a Plant Than A Jewel: Vulnerability and Growth" led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, March 12 - "Miracles of Life, Miracles of Death" led by Rev. Barbara Gadon
Sunday, March 5 - "Love, Risk & Community" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
February Soul Matters Theme: Love
Sunday, February 26 - "Music Sunday 2023" led by Paul Winchester
Sunday, February 19 - "What Love Asks of Us" led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, February 12 - "A Beautiful Heart" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, February 5 - "Centering Love" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
January Soul Matters Theme: Finding Our Center
Sunday, January 1 - "Look Both Ways: A New Year's Ritual Worship Service" led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, January 8 - "Centering Down" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, January 15 - "Shifting Our Center: Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, January 22 - "Beauty as a Pathway to Center" led by Jill Braithwaite
Sunday, January 29 - "Centering Equity" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
December Soul Matters Theme: Wonder
Sunday, December 4 - "Preparing for Wonder" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Tuesday, December 13 - "Blue Holiday" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, December 18 - "Forgotten Introductions" led by Brian Zais
Wednesday, December 21 "Winter Solstice Service" led by Jill Braithwaite and Karen Heuiser
Saturday, December 24 - "Candlelight Christmas Eve" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
November Soul Matters Theme: Change
Sunday, November 6 - “To Love What Death Can Touch” led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, November 13 - "The Change We Fear and the Change We Seek" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, November 20 - "Fresh Gratitude: A New Thanksgiving" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, November 27 - "What Do We Hold on to?: Navigating Unwelcome Change" led by Jill Braithwaite
October Soul Matters Theme: Courage
Sunday, October 2 - "ASP 2022: the Hug and the Hole in Harlan" led by Brian Zais
Sunday, October 9 - "The Courage to Share the Journey" a joint service with the UU Church of Minnetonka, Michael Servetus Society, and the UUSC
Sunday, October 16 - "The Courage to Fail" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, October 23 - "Voice, Still and Small: The Courage of Conscience" led by Rev. Lisa Friedman
Sunday, October 30 - "Bold Visions: The Courage of Moral Imagination" led by Jill Braithwaite
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 2022: 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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