Upcoming Services

Our Traditional Service is held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.

January 21, 2018: Learning to See: Challenging Privilege in a White Supremacist Culture

Rev. Joy Atkinson 

When one is in a privileged position in a given culture, it is often very hard to fully recognize it. The pervasive culture of white supremacy operates in this way, granting advantages to those it defines as "white" while denying them to people of color. White supremacy culture is "the water we swim in," even within our beloved Unitarian Universalist denomination. How can those of us in the dominant group learn to recognize the advantages we have been granted, and how can we use these understandings to help dismantle systemic white supremacy?

January 28, 2018: Bringing Our Lives into Community

Kat Braeman, Janice Prochaska, and Voices from the Sunday Circle

The Sunday Circle is a group that meets every Sunday at 9 AM. Sharing hopes and concerns, we create community. The mosaic of voices participating include Jim Harrison, Rich Panter, Jerry Moore, Kim Holscher, Dave Tetta, Carol Kerr, Doug Kerr, Jim Prochaska, Dick Park, and Lauren Long. The theatre group will focus on how Marge Piercy urges us to “Let my words turn into sparks.”

February 11, 2018: Side With Love

Linda Haumann

Have you noticed that the word “unprecedented” has been used almost every day during the past year or so? We are witnessing an ugly time in our history when our country is very divided when the democratic norms and institutions that we hold dear are being threatened. It is a time when overt racism, sexism, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ rights and anti-immigrant sentiment is being normalized. We have a responsibility as Unitarian Universalists to speak out and do what we can to clearly Side with Love.

Linda Haumann is a long time member of UUCM and identifies as both UU and Jewish. Taught from an early age “never again” regarding the Holocaust, Linda has always had a passion for fairness, justice, and equity. Having witnessed, as a young child, the murders of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, she has been drawn to social justice causes and does not take her privilege for granted. Linda holds a masters degree in Expressive Arts therapy, has held positions in social services, senior services and was UUCM’s former Director of Religious Education. Currently, she is the new chair of UUCM’s Social Justice Committee.