|MONTHLY THEME||SERVICE||ASSISTANTS||READINGS||MUSIC||RE||HOSPITALITY||OTHER NOTES||ATTENDANCE|
|Date||Preacher||Sermon Title||Newsletter blurb [SPECIAL NOTES]||Liturgist||Sound||BMOD||Moment for All Ages||Reading||Music blurb||Acc. (Sing)||ƒ||"Prelude" (Composer) [Performer]||"Sp. Music #1" (Composer) [Performer]||"Sp. Music #2" (Composer) [Performer]||"Joys etc." (Composer) [Performer]||"Offertory" (Composer) [Performer]||Hymns||Band||RE Blurb||DRE||Nursery||Spirit Play Teacher||Spirit Play Doorkeeper||YUUTH||Flowers||Coffee||Greeters||Sanc.||RE ad.||RE ch.||Visitors|
|WORLD RELIGIONS||7-Jan||Aija||Fresh Start?||On this first Sunday of the New Year we ask: Can we ever really begin anew?||Christin Kapp||Cathy Dewalt||Moe||After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again, Dan Santat||Unexpected New Year, David S. Blanchard||Music Director David M. Glasgow provides wintry service music from and inspired by the great George Winston.||David||5||"Walking in the Air" (Howard Blake)||—||—||"Building the Snowman" (Howard Blake)||"Reflection" (George Winston)||101, 120||DRE Emily will lead kids in an activity for creating New Year's Resolutions based on our UU principles||Emily||Ann||Emily||Mary Lynn/Nancy||Mikki Williams in memory of her brother Jim williams||Lunch Lovers||Bee, Tony, Kass||Snow||Snow||Snow|
|14-Jan||Aija||Take My Hand||Who do we reach out to? Whose hands are we waiting to hold? On this Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday we ask how it is that we build relationships with new people and communities.||Gisela Roethke||Mary Lynn Lynch||Michele Burton||This is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen||Music Director David M. Glasgow is joined by the UUCV Choir in sharing contemporary arrangements of powerful spirituals that helped fuel the American Civil Rights movement.||David||6||"Jesus, Take My Hand" (Calvin Taylor)||Hold On (arr. Uzee Brown, Jr.) [CHOIR]||"Precious Lord" (arr. Nathan Carter) [CHOIR]||"Poor Mourner Got a Home At Las'" (arr. Calvin Taylor)||"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" (arr. Calvin Taylor)||1038, 1045||Jen Henry will teach a story called Crow Boy||Emily||Ann||Jen Henry||n/a||Lunch Lovers||Connie, Bev, Sue, Amy, Phoebe||120||4||15|
|21-Jan||Aija||Snappsy the Alligator Didn't Ask to Be in This Book (MG?)||How do we understand other people's expectations of us?||Julie Ham||Pam Wenger||Paula Terry||"Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)" (Julie Falatko)||David||1||[Pat Spader]||"William's Doll" (Sheldon Harnick & Mary Rodgers)||—||"Bein' Green" (Joe Raposo)||"Everything Is Beautiful" (Ray Stevens)||1053, 311||MG||Emily||Ann||Mary Lynn/Nancy||Lunch Lovers||Jim Kit, Gail||107||2||2|
|28-Jan||Christin Kapp||With a Capital T||Is it possible to proclaim the truth of your own faith and at the same time agree that other religiouns are also valid paths to the truth?||Dot Everhart||Cathy Dewalt||Sharon Moye||David||2||"I Know the Truth" (Elton John)||"No One Is Alone" (Stephen Sondheim)||—||"No One Is Alone" (arr. Fred Hersch)||"How Could I Ever Know?" (Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon)||Reverend Aija will teach "The Wise People and the Elephant" in Spirit Play||Emily||Heather Woodward and Dianne Dusman||Aija||Michael Wycha||n/a||Cathy Dewalt||Lunch Lovers||Char, Kass, Tony|
|HUMANISM||4-Feb||Aija||Possibility||When you don't need faith.||Molly Wilkinson||Deb Stille||Dick Poland||Marc||131, 1022||Char and Gail - animal activity||Emily||Ann Midgely and Courtney Wiley||Char and Gail||n/a||Sue Himes||Kim, Rita, Laura R||Gail, Sue, Connie|
|11-Feb||Aija||Mardi Gras (MG) Throw Me Something Mister||At Mardi Gras parades people run along the sides of floats, calling up for the riders to "Throw me something Mister!" What are they expecting to receive. And why do they think they will receive it?||Christin Kapp||Cathy Dewalt||Mary Lynn Lynch||David||3||"Iko Iko" (Rosa Lee Hawkins, Barbara Ann Hawkins, Joan Marie Johnson, Joe Jones, Maralyn Jones, Sharon Jones, & Jessie Thomas) [CHOIR]||108, 1010, 1050||Kayla Keating, reeds; Brandon Leckemby, trumpet; Allen Roth, bass; Dani Fiore, percussion||MG||Emily||Ann||n/a||n/a||Carolyn Cass||Deb, Rita||Kit, Bee, Jim|
|18-Feb||Aija||A Needed Hope||At the turn of the last centurty a group of leading theologians, intellectuals and scientists came out with the Humanist Manifesto. Why was it so needed?||Michele Burton||Wendy Gebb||Michele Burton||David||4||"Imagine" (John Lennon, arr. Louis Landon)||—||—||"You Raise Me Up" (Rolf Lovland & Brendan Graham, arr. Albert Mendoza)||"Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon)||374 &378 & 380?, 93||Mike Wycha will teach the Spirit Play Story "How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together" and explore the question, can we find something in common with everyone?||Kristen Markley||Ann||Michael Wycha||Heather Woodward||Kim, Wndy, Carol D||Kass, Tony, Char|
|25-Feb||Dick Poland||17 Generations||From the first slave delivery in 1609 to the present, we will look at 17 generations of slavery, perseverance, performance and ingenuity - in celebrating Black History Month|
[Not for Newsletter Note: Fire Drill]
|Cathy Dewalt||Bev Ayers-Nachamkin||The UUCV Choir sings a contemporary arrangement of an African-American spiritual, and Music Director David M. Glasgow provides service music all composed, arranged, and edited by black American musicians of various generations.||David||5||"Off-Beat Shorty" (Hale Smith)||"Hold On" (arr. Uzee Brown, Jr.) [CHOIR]||—||"Tender Thought" (Ulysses Kay)||"Ticklin' Toes" (Florence B. Price)||Jen Henry will teach a Spirit Play Story in honor of Black History Month: "Lewis Latimer's Bright Idea"||Emily||Dianne Dusman||Jen Henry||Deb, Carol, Laura||Amy, Kit|
|EARTH-CENTERED||4-Mar||Aija||Why do Goddesses have names?||What does it mean to have a personified diety? /embodiment, spirituality in our bodies|
[Not for Newsletter Note: SCRT 10-minute presentation]
|Deb Stille||Sharon Moye||David||6||91, 97||Char and Gail will do a special activity about BEARS||Emily||Ann||Char and Gail||n/a||Mikki Williams in memory of her brother, Jimmy, lost in Vietnam 50 years ago||Max Lara||Bev, Connie, Sue|
|11-Mar||Aija||Place Matters||Where we plant our feet matters. And when we change our place, sometimes we change our faith.||Gisela Roethke||Cathy Dewalt||Dick Poland||Carole||317, 1038||Laura Powers will teach a Spirit Play Story called "Stone Soup," about the value of sharing and community||Ann||Laura Powers||Heather Woodward||Gail, Amy, Kit|
|18-Mar||Aija||In Balance (Ostara)||As we come upon the Spring equinox, we ask, what does it mean to be in balance?||Rachel Teates/Kathy Ellis||Pam Wenger||Moe||David||1||"Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell, arr. John Coates, Jr.) [CHOIR]||Jen Henry will tell a Spirit Play story called "The Great Kapok Tree," about having respect for animals and trees||Emily||Ann Midgely and Kristen Markley||Jen Henry||Michael Wycha||Cathy Dewalt||Kass, Tony, Char|
|25-Mar||?||Something animaly (MG)||Cathy Dewalt||Mary Lynn Lynch||David||2||[Pat Spader]||MG||Emily||Ann Midgely and Dianne Dusman||n/a||n/a|
|TRANSCENDENCE||1-Apr||Aija||Christ Without Easter/Easter Without Christ||How do we imagine an unresurrected Christ? How do we imagine Easter without Jesus?||Christin Kapp||Adrian Wolfberg||David||3||"Jesus" (Chad Cates, Ronnie Freeman, & Dan Muckala, arr. DMG) [CHOIR]||"Jesus…" (Rich Mullins, arr. DMG) [CHOIR]||Char and Gail - activity with bunnies!||Emily||Ann Midgely and Heather Woodward||Char and Gail||n/a|
|8-Apr||Aija||Pascha (MG) The Power of remaining obscure||What does it mean to be passed over? When is it a good thing to be ignored?||Cathy Dewalt||Tony Matyas||Marc||MG||Emily||Ann Midgely and Courtney Wiley||n/a||n/a|
|15-Apr||Aija||A New Future||Where are we going?||Michele Burton/Kathy Ellis||Mary Lynn Lynch||Moe||David||4||"Something's Coming" (Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein, arr. DMG) [CHOIR]||Spirit Play Story will be "The Butterfly and the Cocoon," showing us that sometimes challenges are a blessing in disguise||Emily||Ann||Laura Powers|
|22-Apr||Kathy||Love and fear. Hope and Urgency|
We may have already reached the tipping point for global catastrophe due to climate change yet we cannot let our fear blind us to hope or stop us from acting.
|Deb Stille||Dick Poland||David||5||[Pat Spader]||Emily||Ann||Heather Woodward||Jen Henry|
|29-Apr||Kathy||Earthiness, Simplicity and Sensuality||bell hooks wrote, "living simply makes love simple."||Cathy Dewalt||Paula Terry||David||6||[CHOIR]||Emily||Ann Midgely and Dianne Dusman||Jen Henry||Michael Wycha|
|Being Human||6-May||?||Mary Lynn Lynch||David||1||Char and Gail - animal activity||Emily||Ann Midgely and Courtney Wiley||Char and Gail||n/a|
Mama’s Day: A Multicultural Celebration of Mothers and Families. As part of our Mother’s Day observance, we will participate in a Flower Ceremony. Please bring flowers in honor of your mothers and mamas. Rev. Dr. Kathy Ellis in the pulpit with Worship Associate
|20-May||Kathy||What does it mean to be Human?|
We will discuss some Universalist and Unitarian answers to that big question.
|Tony Matyas||Carole||Emily||Ann||Michael Wycha||Laura Powers|
|27-May||Kathy||Inherent Worth and Dignity?|
We consider Unitarian Universalism’s first principle and the radical foundation of Universalism.
|Paula Terry||David||3||[Pat Spader]||[CHOIR]||Emily||Ann Midgely and Dianne Dusman||Heather Woodward|
|Spiritual Maturity||3-Jun||?||Sharon Moye||Marc||Emily||Ann|
It Takes Courage to Grow Up and Be WhoYou Really Are
. So said Unitarian poet, e.e. cummings. Does it? What does that mean?
|17-Jun||Kathy||Our Fathers: Father's Day and Fathering|
We’ll remember and honor fathers who have been important in our lives.
|24-Jun||Kathy||It Takes Courage to be Awake||Considerations of Spiritul Maturity||Bev Ayers-Nachamkin||David||6||[CHOIR]||Emily||Ann|
|Fluent in Faith||1-Jul||?||David||1||Emily||Ann|
|8-Jul||Kathy||What is Religion?|
We will begin our discussion of the book Fluent in Faith by considering the question of what is religion and what that can mean to us
|15-Jul||Kathy||What is Faith?||What can the word “faith” mean to us as a community and as individuals?||David||2||[CHOIR]||Emily||Ann|
|29-Jul||Kathy||God, Goddess, Gods?|
How can we talk about God in a meaningful way? How well do we listen to others’ ideas and experiences of God?
|Fluent in Faith||5-Aug||?||Marc||Emily||Ann|
|12-Aug||Kathy||Spirituality: What good is it?|
Some talk of being “spiritual but not religious.” Others reject the very word spirit or spirituality. We’ll explore ways of understanding this quality.
|19-Aug||Kathy||Sacrament and Sanctuary|
What do we experience as an “outward sign of an inward experience of holiness”? For that matter, what really does holiness mean to us?