by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller.
“Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human.”
– Rev. James Luther Adams
What helps each of us stay whole and holy in these extremely challenging times? After week upon week of incivility and a seemingly endless flow of assaults on decency and kindness, how do we build up our reservoirs of hope, gratitude and compassion?
Some of us crave spiritual grounding, nurturing and respite. Others may want to be moved to action – literally and metaphorically – through more lively interaction.
While no one UUCF worship service can be all things to all people, we are working this year to differentiate our 9:15 and 11:15 services a bit to meet this congregation’s diverse spiritual needs.
Starting this Sunday, those looking for a gentler, more contemplative experience may gravitate to our 9:15 service, where you’re more likely to find soothing music, easier transitions and space for quiet.
Those choosing the 11:15 service will find livelier music – with more variation – and with greater emphasis on more animated inspiration.
We understand that what we need to bolster and ground ourselves one week may be completely different the next. This reshaped approach will give us options for meeting those needs.
Some of our annual services, like Ingathering, Easter and the Joy service, will be the same at both hours. But most weeks the two services will follow this new plan.
We look forward to sharing this trial approach and hearing feedback as we move forward.