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Surrendering to Joy

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SUNDAY, JUNE 25 “Surrendering to Joy “ The Rev. Dena McPhetres Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Chasing joy, controlling joy or demanding joy do not work. Joy requires surrender, spontaneity, letting go and going with. What are some of the things we need to surrender to experience joy? Guilt, judgment, expectations, inhibitions, and substances. […]

Getting to Joy

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11  “Getting to Joy” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director Joy seems so simple, then turns out to be complicated. What are the obstacles to feeling joy and living joyful lives? What are the problems that get in the way of a community sourcing itself with joy? The Protestant work ethic and […]

It’s Not All Karma: Theodicy and Grace

SUNDAY, MAY 28 “It’s Not All Karma: Theodicy and Grace “ The Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence For as long as there have been humans, humans have wanted reasons for the good and the bad things that occur. Most of us want to know that life is meaningful and has […]

Embraced By This Community

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SUNDAY, MAY 21 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education RE High School Seniors Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director As our children grow in faith and understanding, we celebrate their transitions. As they move into young adulthood, we embrace them even as we encourage them to spread their wings. Today is a […]

The Body’s Truths

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SUNDAY, MAY 14 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Mother’s Day Service with Child Dedication   Our bodies contain awareness and wisdom. Bodies are also sources of deep connection: to others, ourselves, this world, and the sacred. What truths are hidden in our bodies? How […]

Embodying Our Values

SUNDAY, MAY 7 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Children and Youth are invited to join us during the beginning of this special service. As Unitarian Universalists, we are committed to the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. For many of UUs, that has […]

All Church Services and Activities Are Cancelled: See You at the Installation of the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom

  SUNDAY, APRIL 30 Installation of our Senior Minister, the Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 4:00 p.m. All Morning Church Services and Activities Are Cancelled   This moving ceremony will celebrate the covenantal relationship between minister and congregation, and formally install Jennifer as the Senior Minister of First Church. After the Installation, […]

Can We Bee the Change

COMING ON SUNDAY! TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, April 23 “Can We Bee the Change?” Earth Day Sunday The Rev. Dena McPhetres Karen Beaumont, guest organist   Alarming rates of bee colony collapse threaten the survival […]

There Is Simply to Begin: The Life That is Becoming

COMING ON SUNDAY! TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M.   This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, April 16 “There Is Simply to Begin: The Life That is Becoming” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in […]

The Risk of Faith

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26 “The Risk of Faith” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence What does it mean to have faith in a world that includes cruelty, disease, and death? What does faith mean if you don’t believe in an omnipotent god, or don’t believe in god at all? How can we […]