September 13: When Life Speaks

Homecoming Sunday
September 13, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
We begin our new church year on Homecoming Sunday, September 13, at 10:30 and we invite you to participate in a Water Communion. We hope you’ve been able to collect a sample of water from your summer journeys and destinations. If so, be sure to bring the water to church with you. At the beginning of this all-ages service, we will mingle the waters in a large vase, share our summer stories, and give thanks for a safe and happy return to our Central Unitarian community.

David Horst, Minister; Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development; Matt Anderson, Director of Music; and Myra Aaronson, Worship Associate, lead the service and programs. Music provided by the Choir and House Band.
We welcome children and youth for the entire service as we introduce the monthly theme, Invitation. The story is “What Will You Bring to the Feast,” by Erica Hewett. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided. In the sermon, “When Life Speaks,” Rev. Horst asks, How are you handling life’s invitation to live gracefully and even gratefully with uncertainty and change?

As part of the new theme-based approach to worship and learning this year, we introduce the “Monthly Hymn,” a lesser-known hymn that we wish to add to the congregational repertoire.

We also take a moment to dedicate our teachers, group facilitators, and Faith Development Committee members as well as remember the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A congregational portrait and the Fall Picnic follow the service in the courtyard, weather permitting.