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Worship Services

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During the summer months, there is only one worship service and program for our children and youth. These are at 10:00 am.

Worship Services from September to mid-June are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  (between Christmas and New Years only one service at 10:00) Kindergarteners through high school aged youth participate in the first part of the service at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am service. 

We have two Sunday programs for our children and youth. The 9:00 am service, the first service, has a multi-age class from K-5th grade. (no preschool). Middle and High Schoolers are welcome and encouraged to participate in following capacities: nursery assistants, teacher assistants, greeters, ushers, sound, facilitate youth chapel once per month, and assist with Faith in Action.

The 11:00 am service, the 2nd service is grouped by age or class: Preschool, three and four year olds, Kindergarten-Second Grade, Third-Fifth Grade, Middle School and High School youth.

Infants and preschoolers may be taken to their classrooms ten minutes before both services. During Intergenerational Services children and youth remain in the worship service.

After service, please join us for coffee or tea and conversation on the West Patio. Welcome.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 – 10 am

"Awesome Exhilaration"

This title comes from a small quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear."

Emerson found awesome exhilaration in nature: see the first paragraph  of his essay, "Nature." Awesome exhilaration is available to every person – all we have to do is become aware. Sounds easy, but will cell phones and I-pads, and advertising distractions we may need some encouragement. This sermon will be about the awesome possibility of awareness.

Worship Leader: Reverend Jim Grant; Worship Associate: Sandra Kroll


Sunday, July 9, 2017 – 10 am

"Margaret Fuller's Path and Ours"

Margaret Fuller was one of the great Transcendalists. And, actually, an amazing person. Come and learn a little about one of our most important spiritual ancesters, and what her life and thought might mean for us today.

Worship Leader: Reverend James Ford; Worship Associate: Edie Mickey-Silveria


Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 10 am

"Healing Connections"

In this service we will explore how our relationships can become a way to experience the transformational power of love. We will consider how to "hold space" for others and see how our connections can be healing at all stages of life. The themes of this service will be shared through the experience and wisdom of Bob Telford – who was a long-time member of UUCLB.

Worship Leader:  Mary Ruth Velicki; Worship Associate: Dayla McDonald