30 Dec January 2023
Sunday worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary followed by Fellowship Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
Services are also live streamed on the CHANNING YOU TUBE CHANNEL and available for viewing afterwards.
Sunday, January 1: Brunch and a Few New Year Thoughts
This Sunday we will celebrate the start of a New Year with a Channing Church New Year’s bunch at 10:00 in the Parish Hall. Bring some food (do you have a New Year’s specialty?) to share. After we eat Rev. Bill will lead us in reflecting on a new year. We will also play a Resolution Game – come up with a resolution you think some world leader might make (serious, not so serious, outrageous)
Sunday, January 8: Music, Music, Music!
Guest presenter, Cory Pesaturo, is revolutionizing the accordion and accordion performance. He holds world championships on acoustic, digital and jazz accordion. In 2017 he became a Guinness world record holder when he played a 32 hour and 14-minute accordion concert. Cory is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of music in Boston – one of only two accordion graduates. This service will be a fun and inspiring way to start your new year! An amazing musician and speaker, you’ll want to see him play and hear his talk. Music starts at 9:30am.
Sunday, January 15: Power, the Three-Part Brain and Personal Agency
In my last year of theological study in social change at Starr King School for the Ministry (a UU seminary), my concepts about personal power have transformed. In this service we’ll explore models of power based on elemental archetypes we can actually draw on when we need to show up strong in challenging situations. And we’ll look at some ways we might work with the hardwired functions of our three-part brains to disengage the governors that can disempower us from the inside.
Sunday, January 22: Sixty Years After M. L. King
Rev. Bill Zelazny
Sixty years after Dr Martin Luther King campaigned for racial equality some things have changed, and some things are pretty much the same. This country continues to struggle with race, but in ways different from what Dr. King was battling. As our annual tribute to Dr King Rev. Bill will look at the race issues facing us in the 2020s.
Sunday, January 29: Facing Fears
Rev. Bill Zelazny
Our fears serve a great purpose. The can prepare us to face a threat as adrenaline rushes through our body, so we can physically respond with speed and strength. But sometimes our fears are concerns made up by anxious minds.
UU Navy Chaplain notes that often religious paths can help us cope when we are afraid. Some can give us inner fortitude to charge ahead and some help us cope by cultivating the inner life so our the spirit is strengthened to face anything that happens in the material world. Rev. Bill will help us look at how to face our various fears.