Tradition

January 7 New Orleans Jazz Funeral

Join us as we “cut the year loose” New Orleans style! It’s a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance. We’ll make a joyful noise, and parade around as part of the “second line” in a rousing adieu to the old, and bonne chance in … Continued

December 31 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – Auld Lang Syne

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:  On the last Sunday of the year we take another look at the Scottish writer Robert Burns and his poem written in 1788. Congregants will have an opportunity to share their New Year’s Eve “old long since” thoughts. Coordinators: Janet Krack and Leigh Kostis. Musicians: Janet Krack and Pat Lorei.

December 21 Winter Solstice 6 p.m. 

Across time and cultures, people have honored the day of shortest light and celebrated the rebirth of the unconquered sun. ​We will do likewise, with fire, word, song​, and a labyrinth. Dress for the weather, as we will be both indoors and out. ​Bring a bell to ring and a treat to share. Service leaders: … Continued

December 17 Stages of Santa

What happens when we take a very familiar seasonal story and look at it through different sets of eyes, from different stages of spiritual development, deepening our understanding as gain experience and wisdom? Musician: Jackson Froman.

June 18 Words of Our Forefathers

On this Father’s Day, our service will highlight some of the historical influences of three preeminent voices in Unitarian Universalism – Emerson, Channing, and Parker. How does their thinking continue to influence our faith today? Pictures of fathers that are submitted by June 11, will be assembled into a PowerPoint to be used during the … Continued

June 4 A Blessing for the Tzar

Guest speaker: Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov, Temple Anshe Hesed Rabbi Emily will share the Jewish traditions on blessings by explaining some of the over 100 blessings Jews are encouraged to offer every day. Erie Zoo visits Children’s RE . Potluck after the service. Musician: Jackson Froman.

April 16 The Courage to Rise

Speaker: Rev. Beth Marshall In a season marked by rebirth in many forms, this morning’s service will explore the familiar and primitive pull toward reinvention, rebirth and a new beginning . Musician: Jackson Froman.

January 7 New Orleans Jazz Funeral

Join us as we “cut the year loose” New Orleans style! It’s a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance. We’ll make a joyful noise, and parade around as part of the “second line” in a rousing adieu to the old, and bonne chance in … Continued

Christmas Eve

Please join us for a lovely celebration featuring our choir and musical ensembles. Coordinated by Lynne Stephens and Janet Krack. All ages are welcomed! There will be no separate RE or nursery programming for this service.

Why Not Christmas?

Beneath the  seasonal excess and commercialization of Christmas are deep roots.  With stories both old and new, this morning’s service will both point to how over time humanity has celebrated these darkest days of the years while respecting  21st century sensibilities.  For those with concerns about why religious liberals would bother to celebrate Christmas at … Continued