May 2019 Worship Services

Join us each Sunday as we celebrate and worship as a community.

May 5, 2019



Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Sue Bickford, Worship Associate

What is that thing that calls us to live larger than the fear we’ve known allows us to live? What breeds the risk and courage that great lives need? The Welsh used to call it “Hwyl” — a contagious fervor for Love. The Scottish used a more familiar word: “gumption” — a stubborn determination that won’t be denied. The French call it “Joi de vivre.” UU’s sometimes call it the “divine spark.” But it’s the Greek word that’s the best: “Enthusiasmos.” What is this force of life? How do we harness it? And what does it ask us to do? Also during the 11 am service, we’ll hold a ceremony welcoming our New Members.

May 12, 2019

“Caring for Our Caregivers”


Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Alison Kendall, Worship Associate

What happens when those who raised us – those we’ve turned to for Love — suddenly start turning to us? As we honor Mother’s Day, we’ll look at the unconditional love and sacrifice which nurtured us, and the love and sacrifice our parents may require as they age. We will explore the impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias as well as other limitations of chronic and life-threatening illnesses. How we support each other with the very human gifts of recognition, affection, and understanding is a central question at the heart of our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all beings. Besides honoring mothers and caregivers, we’ll also acknowledge the work of our Care Ring Team.

May 19, 2019

“Our Connections Make Us Whole”

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM (Summer Schedule begins)

Kathleen Hogue, DRE, preaching
Natalie Kahn, Worship Associate

What defines us and makes us who we are? When we bring our whole selves together in a shared community, we bring different perspectives, pasts, diversity, and vision. In doing so, we are able to create something special — a loving community that is whole because of its many parts. This All-RE service, with RE Committees, Children, and Youth, will include our annual Bridging Ceremony and also volunteer recognition. Come, help us celebrate and recommit to Religious Education at UUCCSM.

UUSM logo

See you at 10 am! Then stay for our 93rd Annual Congregational Meeting at 12 pm.


May 26, 2019

“The Rapture”


Rev. Greg Ward, preaching
Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

In the “Left Behind” series, author and minister Tim LaHaye talks about the rapture. The rapture, for those of us who haven’t spent time in the south or who don’t listen to Garrison Keillor, is the apocalyptic accounting of the end times where good souls are swept up and taken to heaven and “non-believers” are “left behind.” Where are Unitarian Universalists in the rapture? In this exploration of apocalyptic thinking, we will endeavor to find our place before, during and after the end of times.


Leave Feedback

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.