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Service Descriptions for July 2020

Theme of the Month: No theme for July

Hymn of the Month: TBD (Melissa’s Choice)

Chalice Lighting of the Month:

by Barnaby Feder

We kindle a flame we trust will lead us forward as we travel

in unknown lands,

where the question, “Shall I ever get there?” resounds:

A clear pure note in every silence.


July 5, 2020

Sky Williams-Tao

Sky Williams-Tao is a student at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. They have just completed a year as Ministerial Intern with the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse. Sky has also worked for the UU Congregation of Phoenix and for Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray’s campaign for Presidency of the UUA.

July 12, 2020

“Alphabet Soup: What does it mean to be LGBTQIAP+ and a UU?”

UU Utica Inclusion Team

Join UU Utica’s Inclusion Team to travel through UU history in recognition of past and present efforts by LGBTQ+ members to bring diverse perspectives and voices to the forefront of church conversations.

July 19, 2020

“Just This Moment”

Rev. Erin Dajka Holley

In this digital age, as we photograph, record, and post so many of our experiences to the internet, it is getting more difficult for pieces of our lives and our souls to exist only in their singular moment. Where and how do meaning and spirituality exist as photographs of our meals will survive forever in some corner of the internet?

July 26, 2020

“Spiritual, not Political”

Rev. Erin Dajka Holley

Join us to explore the ways in which political and activist action are based in Unitarian Universalist theology and spirituality.

10:30AM, Sunday, June 21, 2020 “Lighting Your Internal Fire” UUUtica Worship Committee
Join together on this summer solstice, the longest day of the year, to think about what lights a fire in you. What makes you burn and yearn for change? What lights up your passions and your creativity? As plants gather and store the sun’s energy, we too can find ways to collect these sparks and keep ourselves going.