Why do we come together as Unitarian Universalists? Community – a sense of belonging – is one important reason. The Worship and Membership committees explore the need to belong as we honor some of our UUUtica legacy members.
Speaker: Worship Committee
What does Christmas mean to you spiritually? What are your family traditions?
Many UU’s celebrate Christmas differently than mainstream Christianity. Many non-Christians nonetheless recognize Christmas. Our Christmas Eve service will explore this.
Our UU congregation begins the new church year with its Water Communion service.
We bring water from our travels, meaningful experiences, or places special to us, symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources, our connectedness to one another, and our place on this planet. … read more.
I once heard a joke that Unitarian Universalists are essentially Quakers – except that we fill all of our silence with music! In this service, we will explore how our congregation has been enhanced by music over the years and share stories of our favorite … read more.
In hindsight, 2020 was a tough year. There is much to bring us hope in 2021, however, including changes in leadership that will put a focus on climate and social justice issues, economic equity, and a COVID19 vaccine. Join us in this service by sharing … read more.
The Winter Solstice is once again upon us, when we turn the corner from darkness to growing light. For many people, for many reasons, this past year has been dark, covered in shadows. We come together in this service, looking to the Earth centered traditions … read more.
When it feels as though we’re living in a time of scarcity, how can we
act from a place of abundance? This service will relate a familiar story,
introducing two strangers who coax an entire village into realizing
the power of sharing and giving.
On the first Sunday of the new year, we will reflect on the transition from old to new. The Worship Committee will lead us in a Fire Communion ceremony, in which we will write, on scraps of paper, phrases that represent the year behind us.