Sunday Services

9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

August 2

“Courage” The Rev. Jason Shelton
Theologian Karl Barth wrote, “The community which does not sing is not the community.” In this service we’ll explore what it means to sing our living tradition, plumbing our hymnals for insights into our history and hopes for our future. The Rev. Jason Shelton is one of our denomination’s top music directors, and wrote or composed many of the hymns in the teal hymnal. He is the Associate Minister for Music at First UU Church of Nashville.

Music: Spare Parts

August 9
“Being Safe” The Rev. Christine Robinson
We all want to feel safe…physically and psychologically, in our lives, our homes, our church. And we all know, intellectually, at least, that absolute safety is not possible. How do we live with this tension?

Music: Annette Minnich, Soprano

August 16
“What the Pope Said” The Rev. Christine Robinson
Pope Francis has lately written an encyclical to the world about our relationship to nature and, specifically, the problem of Global Warming. As a dark horse contender for the job of Pope (see “Christine for Pope,” February 2013) who, unfortunately, got not a single vote from those stodgy cardinals, I have a keen interest in this matter and will share my reflections.

Music: Michael Mandrell and Ruth Beck, guitar and harp

August 23
“What I Learned from My Pet” The Rev. Christine Robinson
This is Bring Your Pet To Church Sunday, and a service for all ages. Dogs (on leashes, one per person, please!), cats (usually happier in carriers), and all manner of other pets are invited to attend worship with you. There will be a table in the Social Hall for pets who don’t worship well with others, attended by friends from the Animal Advocates Group, and child care for kids under 5. Everyone else will enjoy some stories, some comments from UUs of all ages, and a pet parade in a shortened service.

Linda Meyers

August 30
“Forgiveness, Big and Small” Members of the Congregation
UUs from several walks of life will talk about forgiveness from several different angles.

New Mexico Women’s Chorus

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