All are welcome to the weekly Sunday worship service at 10:30 am!

UUCSS worship services are central to building community and inspiring us to fully live the principles that guide our lives. They help us support each other in times of joy and sorrow. They can transform us spiritually and intellectually, and deepen our commitment to enhance the lives of our families, our communities and our world.

In our non-credal religion, services reflect the diverse faith traditions from which we come. We celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Easter, Passover, Winter Solstice and other holidays meaningful to our members and friends. These and our unique UU religious festivals, such as the September Water Ceremony and the spring Flower Ceremony also reflect our UU values.

Our extensive and vibrant music program includes a choir, house band, acapella group, Celtic music ensemble, ukulele ensemble, and gifted solo musicians and vocalists. Local and national artists also join us during the year, and we host a popular jazz series.

Children join us in the sanctuary before their classes, and for special services. Nursery care is available for children up to age three. Services are interpreted in American Sign Language and assistive listening devices are available. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible.

Services at UUCSS help foster our strong community spirit. We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.

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Look below to learn about and listen to some of our past sermons.

Trees

There are a couple of stories from the Talmud about trees. (The Talmud is a central text in Judaism, containing rabbinic conversations on topics such as ethics and customs.) In one story, a sage is walking along the road and sees a man planting a carob tree. The sage asks him, “How long will it…

Beside Still Waters

Not that long ago, we almost had real snow. The weather predictions were noncommittal. We worried about commuters, travelers, and public safety workers. Winter weather can be both beautiful and terrible. Just when I thought the snow was a complete hoax and I set out on a long drive, flurries twirled through the sky. We…

Superhero Values

Our January theme of the month is integrity, which is an easier word to say than to practice. It helps to have role models, even if their stories didn’t happen exactly in the way they are told. It seems to me that mythology, fiction, and maybe even history can supply us with examples of values…

What do Goblins have to do with Hanukkah?

            Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is my favorite Hanukkah story. I have loved the story since it was first published when I was six years old. It tells the great story of folk hero Hershel of Ostropol, and how he is able to outwit evil goblins who are terrorizing a village of Jews. The Goblins won’t let the Jews celebrate Hanukkah,…

Prepare Room (Also known as Room at the Inn)

As Delivered December 15, 2019 Rev. Lyn Cox The nativity story in the book of Luke is famous, even for people who were not brought up Christian. We talked about it a little bit last week. Linus recites part of it in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Crèche scenes of all sizes depict the babe in the manger, attended by shepherds. Clearly, this…