September 2023

September 2023

Sunday worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary

Services are live streamed on the CHANNING YOU TUBE CHANNEL and available for viewing afterwards.

No Service Sunday, September 3rd.  Enjoy a Labor Day Weekend outing or picnic!

Sunday, September 10: Remember, Revelation is Not Sealed

Rev. Bill Zelazny

“Revelation is not sealed”, is an affirmation long spoken by Unitarian Universalist. It is a conviction that religious teachings and practice, like the sciences, are not closed as the once and for all truths.   The same can be said about UU congregation life – what was and is now may not be what is needed in our future. On this In-gathering Sunday, Bill will invite us to have an open mind and open heart to potential changes to expand and renew our church.

Our UU faith is part of our everyday life, not just on Sunday mornings.  To symbolize the connection between our church and our everyday living, members and friends are invited to bring a token from their home – a flower, stone, leaf, picture, knick-knack, small vile of water – which we will place on a table to give us a visible representation of the connection of everyday life to our church life.

We will also welcome our new Music Director, Jan Navarro, and say goodbye to our pianist, Conor Kennedy, (at least as a regular musician) in this service.  A reception for Jan and Conor will be held in the Parish Hall immediately after the service.

 Sunday, September 17: A Question of Religion-Who am I?

Rev. Bill Zelazny

This is the first of a multi-part series on the big questions of life that we all face.  This Sunday Bill will explore a basic question “Who am I?”  We start off being defined by other people and gradually come to be individuated. But who is this individuated being?  Do we change or adjust our understanding of ourselves as the years past?  What role does religion have in giving an answer to that question?  Let’s think about this together this Sunday.

Sunday, September 24: A Question of Religion: What Does the Universe Mean to Me, and What am I to it?

Rev. Bill Zelazny

This is the second service looking at one of the big questions of life.  WOW!  The universe is so huge, unimaginably huge and I am so tiny, insignificantly tiny.  But there has to be a connection.  Bill will look at this religion question of our existence, maybe even having a few answers for us to consider.

Community Fair after Church! Our congregation functions because of the involvement of its members making things happen.  Following the Sept. 24th service we will hold our annual Community Fair where we can learn about the many committees, programs and projects that are the life of our church and find the one or two that make our hearts glad in which we wish to participate.