Blessing

Mind and Soul

Join Interactive Brain Analyst Debi Elliot and Rev. Kelly for a demonstration utilizing bio feedback in real time as we explore how our brains respond to spiritual practice. There is the “Summer of Service” program for children and youth at the 9:15 service only.  Infant care provided at second service.

#blessed

Greta Seidohl looks at what it means to recognize blessings in a culture of highlight-reel social media and every growing interconnection. Regardless of what generation we belong to or how tech-savy we are, we each have an opportunity to look deeply at the motivation behind our words of gratitude and move forward more aware of ourselves and our surroundings.

The Big Tent

Rev. Kelly sets the stage for us to practice what Unitarian Universalists have been saying since the 16th century: “We need not think alike to love alike.” Then our eighth graders and several adults share their statements of personal belief (credo statements). The service will include a special “Coming of Age” blessing ceremony for our eighth graders as they finish a year-long curriculum helping them to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs.

Flower Communion

We invite each person in your family to bring a stemmed flower to church! You will join in our annual Flower Communion, a ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Each person places a flower in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they are redistributed. Each person takes home a different flower than the one they brought. This is a full-church service. Kids will sit with their parents. In the sermon, Rev. Kelly explores the concept of Divine Mother, found in many religions, and its potential to create peace.(Good topic since it’s Mother’s Day!)

Music Sunday

[Due to copyright concerns, we are unable to post audio of the wonderful performances in our Music Sunday services.] Our service opens with a rhythmically centering tambourine procession led by guest artist Barbara Gail from Venice, Florida.  The tambourine is much more than what we see & hear in popular music – this jingled frame drum … Continued