UPUCC Returning to In-Person Worship June 20
- On Sunday June 20th at 10:20 am, weather permitting, we ask all to gather in the front parking area prior to (and following) worship for any “socializing” as we all ease back into our life together.
- Don your masks and ‘join in’ for our joyful steps toward ‘normalcy’!
- As an unabashedly liberal group, in this instance we will move more conservatively, asking all present to wear masks and socially distance while indoors. The service (and future worship services) will be live streamed to allow all to participate.
- While many of us are fully vaccinated, others, including all children, have not yet had that opportunity. Children are certainly welcome, but no special children’s classes or inside gatherings in worship will be offered until further notice. (Watch for details as possible outside children’s gatherings are planned.)
Though we do not anticipate more persons in attendance than our space can safely accommodate, the length of our worship may be shortened, some aspects may occur outdoors, and singing may be recorded instead of sung live...but we’ll come together safely with enthusiasm and creativity!
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. All Are Welcome! Beginning June 20, in-person worship will resume and continues to include the online livestream as well.
Worship Zoom link
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Dial in- 929 436 2866
Sunday Forum 9 am - June topics:
June 6 – As the Creation Care team encourages us to reevaluate our cultural relationships with food (production and disposal), let’s “brew up” a Forum where we discuss our religious relationships with food and food practices. Brian Spears leads our discussion. Readings are attached here.
June 13 - Regenerating: Soil, Compost, & Waste (Peter van Dorsten) How does belonging to the earth – being made from it and called to be protectors of its flourishing – inform how we think about soil, compost, and waste?
June 20 – Creation Care Proposed Action Plan will be shared by the Creation Care Team as to how we as a congregation can better care for our planet, led by Peter van Dorsten.
June 27 – Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life – In 2008 Karen Armstrong and leading thinkers from a variety of religious faiths developed the Charter for Compassion, launched in 60 different locations throughout the world. She followed this work with her best-selling book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Kathy Dobbs will share highlights from this book.
Forum Zoom link
Meeting ID: 834 8280 3068
Dial in: 301 715 8592
Exploring Our Story Through Biblical Stories
Each Monday evening, 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Anthony Neff firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday night Progressive Bible Study (7 pm) is currently offering History, the Bible and You. As the foundational text of our faith, the Bible is an important piece of our journey. But as our UPUCC Covenant says, we seek to:
Search the scriptures with open-minded thoughtfulness; taking the Bible seriously while knowing it cannot always be taken literally;
Using materials and the approach outlined in the History in the Bible podcast from Garry Stevens (https://www.historyinthebible.com/), we’ll look at some of the latest research into the Biblical texts and the archaeology behind them. In addition to considering historical / archaeological findings and critical research from biblical and literary scholars, we’ll take the time to discuss how we can make scripture meaningful to us in our own lives today (and which parts of scripture are NOT meaningful to us personally).
Our Monday night sessions offer the opportunity to explore the Bible with open minds and open discussions. Join us as we begin a new ground floor approach!
Progressive Bible Study Zoom link
Meeting ID: 941 1867 3022
Brew Theology -running each second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Brian Spears for more information at email@example.com
If you've missed our virtual worship services, you can find the videos here.