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.

We Know Within (2.10.2019)

I don’t know if the story happened exactly this way, but I believe it’s true. There was a married couple, Avram and Sarai, near the city of Ur in ancient Babylonia. They led a comfortable life, with a large household. A holy voice spoke to Sarai and Avram, saying “Lech lecha,” which means, “go to…

stained glass window of chalisse

We Yet Shall Be (1.27.2019)

There is a story in the Jewish Talmud about planting trees. A sage is walking along the road and sees someone planting a carob tree. The sage asks the person, “How long will it take for this tree to bear fruit?” “Seventy years,” replies the gardener. The sage then asks: “Are you so healthy a…

Times of Challenge and Controversy (1.20.2019)

I got a question for you people: of all the recent Marvel movies, who is your favorite superhero? Ironman? Black Panther? Groot? Does Groot count? Is he a tree or a superhero? I have a confession to make, my friends. I have not seen all the Marvel universe movies, I’ve seen three or four of…

Welcoming Congregation History Service (11.18.2018)

Four members of the congregation speak about the history and legacy of UUCSS’s journey as a Welcoming Congregation, a church intentionally open to the participation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. This service from November 18, 2018, was part of a series celebrating the 65th anniversary of the congregation. Jo Paoletti- Welcoming Kevin Drewery…

Resolve (1.6.2019)

This homily was preached on January 6, 2019, as part of the multigenerational Fire Celebration service to mark the new year. Happy new year! Let us rejoice and be glad in this day, this moment, this year of promise. Let us marvel at a sky full of stars at night and of one particular star…

Winter Solstice (12.23.2018)

The moment of the Winter Solstice is rich in direct experience, mythic stories, and layers of meaning and tradition. Of all of the gifts we can receive by observing the Winter Solstice, there are three in particular that are calling out to me this year: Reflection, Resilience, and Rejoicing.

Winds Be Still (10/21/18)

When we are overwhelmed by the world and are not sure what to do, let us start where we are. Where we are is rooted in the here and now, in a network of living relationships with people and plants and beings all around us. When we are preoccupied with the forces of death and destruction, we can reframe by reconnecting with the forces that create and uphold life.

Be Here Now: Spirituality and Distraction

Mindfulness, being fully present in the moment, sounds simple.  Simple is different than easy. There are a few approaches that may help us get closer to mindfulness.  We explore together where we are, when we are, and how we are.

Interim Minister Rev. Lyn Cox