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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.

Prior to the 10:30am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"

Listen to past Services  
 

Sunday, October 12, 2014 

9:15 Discussion Group:  Topic:"Should Football be Banned."

10:30   Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “Where is your Jerusalem?”  

Jerusalem is all the rationalizations we make, all the “if onlys,”, all the “laters” we promise to our children which never seem to come, all the “when I get around to its” that we always seem to be promising to ourselves and others.  To enter Jerusalem is to follow the nagging voice of conscience, to resist turning your head and pretending not to see, to not let yourself off the hook by telling yourself nothing you could do would make a difference anyway. Where is your Jerusalem?
Service Leader: Lorell Remington 
Audio of Sermon 

Sunday, October 19, 2014:
9:15 Discussion Group:  Topic:Police-inflicted Fatalities
10:30  Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “A Faithful Response to Global Climate Change”

Human activity is changing climates all around the world. Changes in climates threaten the lives and livelihood of people all over the world
Service Leader: Chris Gruner
Audio of Sermon 

 Sunday, October 26, 2014                                                                                                        
9:15 Discussion Group:  Topic: What does the word, "Spirituality," mean to you?
10:30— Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “A Place at the Table” 

Everyone deserves a place at the table.  Unfortunately our fears and stereotypes act to prevent some people from taking their rightful place.  If we are to truly welcome everyone we must have the courage to admit, to ourselves at least, that our hearts often lag behind our heads. 
Service Leader: Enda Nolan

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time change - Don't Forget to Fall Back this Sunday!

9:15 Discussion Group:  Topic: "Churches and Political Elections"
  

10:30 — Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, All Souls Day Service: As We Remember Them” 

On this All Souls Day we will remember our loved ones and others who have gone before.  We will invite everyone to light a candle and speak the name or names of those they wish to remember. “So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.” –Roland B. Gittlesohn
Service Leader: Ellen Nielsen

November 9, 2014

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: "Results of the mid-term elections"
10:30 Service  
— Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “More Like Us”

During the late 1980’s when our trade deficit with Japan was growing larger every year, many believed that America would inevitably decline in the face of superior Japanese practices.  Jared Taylor grew up in Japan as a missionary’s son, fluent in Japanese. He tells of a conversation with another American Japan-hand, who  marveled at how much the Japan had wrought in so short a time.  “Do you think we need to be more like the Japanese?” Taylor asked.  “Hell, no,” his friend replied.  “We need to be more like us.”

        Service Leader: Denise Miller Carter 

November 16, 2014

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: Your Personal Philosophy and how did you derive it?
10:30 Service
— Rita Scheeler and Robin Kelly, “Transgender Awareness”
                                                      

On November 16th we will be celebrating Transgender Awareness Week.  This week leads up to the Day of Remembrance that memorizes those who have lost their lives due to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.   Robin Kelly and Rita Scheeler will talk about the lives of Trans community members from young to old.

Service Leader: Enda Nolan

November 23, 2014

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: "What do you find encouraging?"
10:30 Service  
— Rev. Mary Johnson, “Beyond Categorical Thinking”
                                                                                        

Beyond Categorical Thinking is a highly recommended part of the ministerial search process. In finding the person who would be the best match for our minister, we could potentially overlook or let biases keep us from finding the best individual.

The Alliance will serve a soup lunch between the service and afternoon workshop. 

Service Leader: Chris Gruner

November 30, 2014

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic:
10:30 Service  
—Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “Extra Grace Required”

The holiday season is upon us. We all love our families.  We want to love our brothers and sisters, respect our parents, and cherish our children.  But some people, even or perhaps even especially, those in our own families, can be difficult to love. With such people it might be said that a measure of extra grace is required.

Service Leader: Dorothy Hartley

 Accreditation 2009 

Designated in 1997