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Service Times

Fall/Winter/Spring services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Summer services (May 22 through August): one 10 a.m. service


January 1, 10 am: “We Resolve…”
Bruce Martin. We will enjoy a multi-generational gathering including a story about being prophetic as we explore what it means to be a community of prophecy.  we will speak of the importance of presence and story.  And we will consider our resolutions as “We Resolve…” for the new year.

January 8: “The Mini-Retreat”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry. Once again, we’ll begin the New Year with a morning of contemplative activities to soothe the soul, enliven the heart and inspire action for these times. Instead of our traditional worship service, you will be invited to join in on any of a number of mini-retreats — from kirtan in the sanctuary, quiet meditation, social justice letter-writing, life collage and more down the hall.  We will even offer a winter walk to Wanaka Lake and guided walking meditation for those who prefer the solace of nature. Twenty-five to fifty minute sessions begin at our usual worship time of 9 am or 11 am, with a bountiful coffee hour, and bluegrass gospel music at 10 am.  This is a Sunday to bring your friends! All ages are welcome.

January 15: “MLK Day Service”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry  with worship associate(s) Chris Rathweg, and the Racial Justice Task Force. The lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King are needed more  than ever. Dr. King was outspoken against the, “Triple Evils,” of poverty, racism, and militarism, while advocating for an unparalleled love of all people, even his most vehement oppressors.  Today we remind ourselves of his prophetic voice for freedom, and ask ourselves how to heed his call in these times.

January 22: “The Sharps Legacy”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry and worship associate Bruce Martin. Today we learn more about the lives of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.  How might their prophetic lives inspire us today?

Sunday, January 29: “Our Prophetic Legacy”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry and worship associate Scott Youmans. Our month exploring the SoulMatters question of “What does it mean to be a people of prophecy?” ends with an exploration of our own congregation’s history. From supporting Guatemalan refugees in sanctuary in the 1980s to hanging a Black Lives Matter banner this past summer, our congregation has a rich prophetic history. Where might we go from here?

Sunday, February 05: “Identity”
Rev. Ruth Rinehart. Tricky. Comfortable. Harrowing. Confusing. Join us as we kick off the monthly theme of Identity. Who are you? Who am I? Who are we together?

Sunday, February 12: “Carving a UU Identity”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, with associate Dave Leonard. Covenant. Includes New Member Ceremony.

Sunday, February 19: “Most likely, an all ages service.”
Led by a Youth Leader with Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry assisting.

Upcoming Themes

January 2017 – Prophecy
February – Identity
March – Risk
April – Transformation
May – Embodiment
June – Zest