Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

The Theology of Gratitude

Most religions base their theology – how the Divine is found and experienced – on sacred scripture.  Faith traditions also often have the teachings of a prophet or messiah to inform their theological tenents.  Void of these unique and defining elements, Unitarian Universalists find our … read more.

Unexpected Gratitude

All of us experience challenges in our lives. Enfolded in these challenges are opportunities for growth and insight that are often overlooked because we remain immersed in the difficulty. This Sunday we will explore broadening our perspective of challenges to appreciate the potential gifts they offer.


On this, the last day of Chalica, the service will be a children and youth focused service led by our director of Religious Exploration.  We will use the music of The Beatles and John Lennon to focus on messages of love and peace, commemorating the … read more.

Diwali – the Festival of Lights

Diwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. The name comes from Sanksrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” On the night of Diwali, celebrants … read more.

Blessing of the Animals

In one of our favorite services of the year we bring our pets to our sanctuary to be blessed.  Dogs and cats on leashes, birds in their cages, lizards, snakes and frogs, hamsters, pigs – we welcome them all.  If your pet just can’t be … read more.

The Richness of Jewish Holy Days

As the season of Jewish high holy days begins with Rosh Hashanah on September 29 and ends with Yom Kippur on October 9, people of all faiths (as well as those with no faith affiliation) have the opportunity to be enriched by the meaning of … read more.

The Vocation of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

As we continue to explore the theme of vocation, this Sunday we will consider the vocational evolution of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a literary character brought to life by author Richard Back. Jonathan’s struggle with internal conflict and external pressure led him on a journey of … read more.

A conversation with Rev. Lori

Let’s get to know our new minister. Barb Kaminer will have questions from the congregation to ask Rev. Lori in an informal conversational style interview. Reception following the service sponsored by the Board of Trustees.

River of Life

Many waters from smaller streams merge into larger bodies that exhibit power and movement. For our annual Water Communion Service we will explore the dynamics of river waters and how they reflect our First U community.
Our custom is to merge the waters that … read more.