MARCH SERVICES

March 5 ~ "Making Meaning: The Creative Journey"  

Speaker:  Maureen McQuery 

Humans are wired to search for meaning, but discovering meaning doesn’t come easily. How do we find meaning through creativity in a disordered world? Maureen will discuss three truths she has discovered on her own journey: stories matter, there will always be a wilderness, and transformation is the point. 
Worship Associate:  Donna Brown 

Musician:  Ellen Fillion

March 12 ~ "The Rise of the Feminine "

Speaker:  Shannon Hays-Truex, Gayle Wilde, and Heidi Hill 

The Women’s March on Washington expressed not only the power of women, but embraced intersections of oppression.  Join us as we explore how the sacred feminine can help us create a better world.

Worship Associate:  Mike Truex 
Musician:  Mike and Shannon

March 19 ~ "On Working New Ground: Transformations"

Speaker: The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield, D.Min. 

Are that qualities, aspects or change that can be consider transformational spiritually and morally?

Worship Associate: Virginia Tomlinson 
Musician:  Ellen Fillion and the CUUC Choir

March 26 ~ "Headed for a Train Wreck: When Faith and Choice Collide”

Speaker: Rev. Vincent Lachina, Planned Parenthood Chaplain

People ask, “How can you be a minister and support abortion?” It’s a question that is asked of every minister or rabbi who supports Planned Parenthood. Rev. Lachina will share his journey as a Southern Baptist minister who became the Chaplain of Planned Parenthood.

Worship Associate: Alex Emig 
Musician:  Mike and Shannon  


FEBRUARY SERVICES

February 5 ~ "Least Last Truth"  

Speaker:  The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield, D.Min.

Some considerations of compelling 'truths' that are not contradicted by easy 'alternative facts.'

Worship Associate:  Virginia Tomlinson
Musician:  Mike and Shannon

"Souper Sunday" follows our service; please bring a dish to share.

February 12 ~ "Embracing the Needs of our Sisters and Brothers Toward Self-Empowerment!"

Speaker: ANSIL Team

How do we accept responsibility to be a change agent for social and economic justice while honoring those who've been under-represented, dismissed and discounted? Let's explore opportunities to be in community with those in need.

Worship Associate:  Alex Emig
Musician:  Ellen Fillion

February 19 ~ "Principles in Action: Protecting Water"

Speaker:  Sandra Rosenau

Can you translate Mni Wiconi?  Have you heard of The Black Snake?  Do you know what a mancamp is?  Sandra will be sharing what she learned at the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the DAPL pipeline, and relating the protest to our UU principles.

Worship Associate: Alex Emig
Musician:  CUUC Choir

February 26 ~ "Love Will Guide Us: Tangible Tools for Trying Times"

Speaker:  Bobi Wilson

Life events, whether fun or challenging, help us grow - if we open ourselves to the lessons.  Politics, health or life choices, how might we use these lessons to build a better life and a better world?

Worship Associate:  Shannon Hays-Truex
Musician:  Ellen Fillion


JANUARY SERVICES

January 1 ~ "Can Looking Backward & Forward Disorient?"  

Speaker: Rev. Doak M. Mansfield 

Irreverent Reflections on another January, another year. Interactive, dialog sermon with congregant’s participation.

Worship Associates: Alex Emig and Virginia Tomlinson

"Souper Sunday" follows our service; please bring a dish to share.

January 8 ~ "Principles in Action: Protecting Water"

Speaker:  Sandra Rosenau

Can you translate Mni Wiconi? Have you heard of The Black Snake?  Do you know what a mancamp is? If you have an interest in the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the DAPL pipeline, Sandra will be sharing what she learned and relating the protest to our UU principles.

Worship Associate: Alex Emig

Musician:  Ellen Fillion

January 15 ~ "Are non-violent protests ideals out of fashion?"

Speaker: The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield, D.Min.

Can King, Gandhi, Betty Williams, and Chavez ideals be repurposed?

Worship Associate: Mike Truex

Musician: CUUC Choir 

January 22 ~ "The Tyranny of Ego and the Promise of Spirit"

Speaker:  Allen Johnson

Allen Johnson, author and psychologist, will explore to what extent narcissism is on the rise, and empathy is on the decline in our culture. He will offer suggestions to counter that trend--to help maintain a sense of community in a world where self-interests and partisan politics seems to be growing exponentially.

Worship Associate:  Donna Brown

Musician:  Mike and Shannon

January 29 ~ "Spiritual Significance of a Heart Transplant"

Speaker:  The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield, D.Min.

An early message on heart matters: more than you care to know about Doak’s heart transplant in 2010 and the so what.

Worship Associate:  Virginia Tomlinson

Musician:  Ellen Fillion