Videos of Services
In March of 2020, when we could not meet in person for Sunday morning service, we began creating a weekly video to share with our community. The videos contain many of the elements of in-person services: a chalice lighting, readings, children’s story, music and hymns, meditation/prayer time and a sermon. Please enjoy these beautiful offerings at your leisure.
June 28, 2020
Sunday Morning Worship at UUA General Assembly
Beyond the Water’s Edge
These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?
Featuring: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (UUA President), Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Rev. Mykal Slack, Benjie Messer (Music Director), and more, with the GA Virtual Choir (with UUCMC participants!)
June 21, 2020
Blessing of the Animals Rev. Craig Rubano
When it comes to animals, blessings and compassion are two-way streets. While we strive for an increased compassionate stance toward our fellow animal creatures in this world, animals themselves, in turn, often have much to teach us about compassion that is applicable to our interactions with our fellow human beings. On this first weekend of summer, we’ll have a ceremony of mutual blessing with our animal companions; we will also feature a Fathers’ Day video tribute. Click here to view the Service.
Music by Jan and Lynn Dash, and Rev. Craig.
June 14, 2020
Blossoming Community: A Service of Flower Communion
Revs. Craig Rubano and Virginia Jarocha-Ernst
As we bring our focus to the annual service of Flower Communion, we reflect on what we have learned these past months: community blossoms whether or not the meetinghouse is accessible to us—in fact, alternate ways of being together create new blooms of possibility. As always, love will guide us. Our YouTube service will include a video montage of blossoms—both floral and beloved community. Click here to view the Service.
Music by David and Sarah Fischell, Rev. Craig, Louise and Dan Chernosky, For UU Ukulele Orchestra (via recording).
June 7, 2020
Enough is Enough Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst
Hurt, exasperated, and angry at the injustice Black lives feel every single day in this country? Deeply troubled by leaders who make their own people the enemy? May we find both compassion and clarity as we meet this moment. May we be the change that is so desperately needed. Click here to view the Service.
Music by Louise Chernosky, Thomas Cannizzaro, and the UU Singers (via recording).
May 31, 2020
Becoming Michelle McKenzie-Creech, CDFM
What does it mean to “just be yourself?” Our true self is who we are when we let go of all the labels, stories, and judgements we have made about ourselves. If you don’t define yourself others will do it for you. Becoming isn’t a goal you reach; if you are lucky it’s a journey with no end. This week we celebrate all of the graduates from pre-school all the way up to college and beyond as you cross another pivotal threshold in your becoming! Click here to view the Service.