Sermons

October 18: United Nations Sunday

United Nations Sunday ~ ‘Gaia Weeps’ Pope Francis has put climate change front and center on the religious agenda, the United Nations World Climate Summit in Paris is coming up at the end of November, and the science on global climate change is well established. In our annual UN Sunday service, [...]

October 11: Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday morning, October 11, at 10:30 we welcome all furry, feathery, finny, and slithery pets and their human companions to our annual Blessing of the Animals. The blessing takes place in the Courtyard, weather permitting, or in the Sanctuary. Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development; Matt Anderson, Director of [...]

September 22: ‘Start the Conversation’ with Gina Bruno

The Women’s Alliance of Central Unitarian Church presents “Start the Conversation” Sunday morning, October 22, 2017 at 10:30 Guest speaker Gina Bruno shares her recent experiences working with local high school students and explain why she felt compelled to “start the conversation” with these young adults about female and male [...]

April 24: Celebration of Community

We  celebrate our life together in religious community in our annual Celebration of Community service on Sunday morning, April 24, at 10:30. Let’s recognize and give thanks for all that we have accomplished, identify ways we can continue to grow into our mission and vision, and re-dedicate ourselves to our covenant of right relationships. We begin [...]

April 17: Service of Affirmation

Credo means “what I set my heart to.” Please join us on Sunday morning, April 17, at 10:30 as members of the Coming of Age class share their credo statements with the congregation at their Service of Affirmation. The Service of Affirmation culminates the year our grade 8 and 9 youth [...]

April 10: ‘A Millennial Transition’

Two Central Unitarian youth, siblings Asher and Jillian Sosinsky, lead the service on Sunday morning, April 10, at 10:30. Asher’s sermon is entitled “A Millennial Transition.” Growing up in a world where everyone around you is only thinking of “what’s next?” can make it hard to stay focused on being present. Being a part [...]

April 3: ‘God is Creativity’

‘God is Creativity’ is next Sunday’s topic. We introduce our next monthly theme “creation” on Sunday, April 3, at the all-ages First Sunday service. David Horst, Minister; Matt Anderson, Director of Music; Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, and Peter Horton, Worship Associate, lead the service. David’s sermon topic is “God is Creativity,” an [...]

March 27: Easter Sunday Celebration!

We will celebrate Easter Sunday with joyful singing and the eternal message of rebirth and hope. Join us for this all-ages celebration on March 27 at 10:30 a.m. featuring Robert René Galván and the Choir, the House Band, and a sermon entitled “Born Again!” What meaning can Unitarian Universalists find in the [...]

March 20: ‘Emotional Intelligence and the Church’

‘Emotional Intelligence and the Church’ Sunday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary In a sequel to the February 21 sermon “Spirituality and Emotions,” David explores how individual and group self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, passion, self-motivation, and empathy can help make Central Unitarian Church a healthier and more whole congregation. Drawing from [...]

March 13: ‘Religious Freedom for All?’

‘Religious Freedom for All?’ Sunday, March 13, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary Daylight Saving Time begins A recent survey by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that a large majority of Americans, 82 percent, believe that religious freedom for Christians should be protected; however, that number drops to 72 percent [...]