Worship Online During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Worship has moved online through at least the end of May in an effort to protect our most vulnerable loved ones from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Join us on YouTube on Sunday morning for livestreamed worship,  and on Facebook and Zoom for on-line connection throughout the week. Join our email list for updates and links each week; send a request to administrator@uucss.org to be added. 

LINK TO SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: On Sunday morning, please go to the church’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ggwJDOg70yLJTi3aTCjuA where the livestream will be listed as the “Premiere” video. The musical prelude and online gathering begin at 10:30 a.m. and lead into worship which begins at 11:00 a.m. Church members will receive a reminder email on Sunday morning with this link and a Direct Access Link.

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

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…

Waiting

We have reached the time of Advent, a period of reflection leading up to Christmas. In our community, we have varying experiences of and attitudes toward the holiday season. For many UU’s, the place of common ground is to acknowledge the hope that comes with each new life. Whether a baby is human or divine, they will turn someone’s world upside down. …

Never Stop Dancing: A Story of Grief, Friendship, and Community from UUCSS by John Robinette and Robert Jacoby

Robert Jacoby: It started with a connection, two men in conversation. I should say: for me and John, in deep and wide-ranging conversation. A verse from Proverbs speaks to our interactions: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” And John and I really do sharpen each other in our conversations. This might be…

We Make it So

I have been spending the past few days with Unitarian Universalist religious educators. The annual conference of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) is this weekend, and this year’s conference is in Baltimore. My first job after graduating from seminary was as a Minister for Religious Education, and I continue to feel that religious educators…

Be Prepared!

“Be prepared” is the motto of the Girls Scouts, as well as other scouting movements. When I was in Girl Scouts, we learned preparedness through first aid, camp cooking skills, campfire starting and fire safety, and other practical things. I’d like to think the entrepreneurship we learned also helped us to be ready for anything.…

Falling Leaves

We lost another fish at our house last week. We started with a batch of eight neon tetras about two years ago. They seem to be reaching the end of their lifespan. We have six left. At this point, our family has a routine for handling the death of a fish. If we aren’t able…

Origin Stories

Has anyone seen the movie, Captain Marvel? You know I did. The nostalgia for the music of the mid-1990’s alone was enough to get me in the door. I don’t want to spoil it for those who are waiting for a quiet evening to watch it at home, so I’ll try to speak in general…

Collective Responsibility (10/6/2019)

We are all Jonah sometimes. There are moments when we make choices that we know are not guided by truth or love or whatever leads us to act as our best selves. The experience of having insight into moral clarity and wandering in the opposite direction anyway is very common. That’s a human thing. Maybe we have a fish-belly experience to help…

Begin Again (9/29/2019)

Our administrative office is a place of wonder, discovery, and spiritual growth. Really. The other day, our beloved and highly valued congregational Treasurer, Olivia, was opening the mail. She wondered out loud if anyone wanted to respond to our insurance company about their offer for a free wall calendar that includes safety tips for religious communities and contact information for the insurance…