Grief and Transitions in Music

Our speaker this morning, Stephen Gottlieb (Professor Emeritus, English Literature), writes: I’d like to discuss the extreme life events often presented in Western classical music, especially opera. This music strips away what is non essential in our lives, and concentrates on the essentials: birth, love, death, and transitions. Special emphasis is on the interrelationship of grief and transcendence. Examples are selected from Gustav Mahler, Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Wagner.

Reflections on UUA General Assembly


Please join Steve and Susan Rice as they share their reflections on their experience at the UUA’s General Assembly in Kansas City. Our denomination is embracing an honest examination of how we go about practicing radical inclusivity. Institutional change is often painful, but necessary for our congregations to heal our broken world.

Little House . . . Grateful Hearts: How we came to be

Come explore the history of our UU Society from its earliest days — long before the meetinghouse! — to the present through archival images, ancient accounts and the very hymns sung at our building’s dedication in 1893.