The Rev. Cynthia A. Frado

Flinging Stars, Sowing Hope

A story of science and a story of faith, today’s sermon is part narrative, part reflection as the Rev. Frado explores the world of American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer Loren Eiseley, and extrapolates its insights and wisdom for the world we live in today.

This is a GREAT way to start the new year!

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Inspired by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., today’s sermon will address the dangers of apathy and paralytic conformity when it comes to needs of immediacy. Notions of powerlessness are not an option. Join us on this MLK weekend for some provocative thought and warm fellowship!

Two Christmas Eve Services

NO SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE

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5:30pm       This family service will be filled with carols, ancient stories, beautiful music, and candlelight (safe for all ages)!  Carolyn Walker on guitar and violin, and Brenda Miller our Director of Music, performing.

7:00pm       Come in from the cold and join us for a more traditional service with lessons, carols, lots of beautiful music, and candlelight (safe for all ages)!  Brenda Miller and special guests will be performing.

***DUE TO WEATHER, THE SERVICE IS CANCELLED TODAY *** Defying the Darkness

*** SERVICE CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW *** The timeless story of the Maccabees reclaiming and rededicating their temple in Jerusalem with a single oil lamp that lasted way beyond its usual burning time is a powerful metaphor for the tenacity of the human spirit and the oftentimes miraculous power of the Universe to give us what we need. Come into the light and warmth of this community as we sing songs, spin tales, and celebrate the wondrous spirit of life among us!

Our UU Theological Tapestry: The Christian Imperative of Forgiveness, Love and Service

This is the second in Rev. Cindy’s series called “Our Theological Tapestry.”  Christianity is one of the foundational threads of Unitarian Universalism, yet, many people have a hard time understanding how it relates to UUism today.  Whatever your personal theological perspective, you do not want to miss this service!  In fact, invite your family, neighbors and friends who question our diversity of faith. 

The Search for Home

This week is the busiest travel week of the entire year. Nothing says “ let’s go home” like Thanksgiving. Yet, there are millions of people around the world who do not have a home where they can celebrate the blessings of life. Today we will explore the many meanings of home with the Co-Executive Directors of Craig’s Doors, as they join Rev. Cindy for this special service. We will be collecting food for the Survival Center today, and then celebrating the holiday with a Cider and Pie Social Hour.

Today is our Dedicated Offering Sunday

Our UU Theological Tapestry: Religious Humanism in a Religious World

I get asked, so often, why would humanists be interested in attending a church? What is the difference between secular humanists and religious humanists? How could a humanist be “religious”?

I hope you will be able to join us in the Meetinghouse this Sunday as we begin this exploration into the myriad of beliefs that we bring to our common table.

Samhain: A Celtic Service of Remembrance

On this last Sunday in October, join us as we call the Directions and create sacred space, hang our leaves on the Tree of Life, and have a spice cookie and cider communion as we remember those loved ones who have gone before us.  In the Celtic tradition, Halloween attire is acceptable!  Following the service, the local businesses celebrate Trick or Treating on North Pleasant Street.  This is definitely an intergenerational service!

To Be Spiritual, Sexual, and Human

Our spiritual nature and our sexuality are inherently intertwined.  The ultimate health of our intimate relationships is dependent upon our understanding of what it means to be responsible, sexual beings…in body, mind and spirit. Inspired by Our Whole Lives curriculum, we will explore the importance of embracing what it means to be fully human. In today’s service, we will be dedicating Clara Herman, daughter of Ashley Carter and Greg Herman.