Upcoming Services

We have services every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.  You are warmly invited to join us.


May 27, 2018
“The Cathartic Power of Music”

Join GRU Musician/Activist Colin Read and Rev. Jess for a service about the cathartic power of music.


June 3, 2018
“To Ride the Horse of Change.”  

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela.  

This spring’s GRU READS challenge is Richard Wagamese’s poignant novel Indian Horse.  Narrator Saul Indian Horse says, “They say I can’t understand where I’m going if I don’t understand where I’ve been. The answers are within me, according to them.”   Tracing his story back to his northern Ojibway childhood on the land, then to the trauma of residential school, salvation in the form of hockey, and decline through alcoholism, Saul invites us on a journey to revelation and reconciliation.


June 10, 2018
Our latest sponsorship effort might be over, but our commitment to the work continues.  Today members of our Refugee Task Force deliver a stirring call to action as we consider the challenges ahead.

 


June 17, 2018
“Fathers of Our Faith”

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela

This Father’s Day we celebrate the stories of a few heroes from our Unitarian Universalist history.


June 24, 2018
“Flower Communion:  To See Heaven in a Wildflower”

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela

Artist Georgia O’Keefe admonished:  “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.”   This annual intergenerational ritual celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.  Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert's widow.   In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar.  After blessing and reflection, the flowers are redistributed so that each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.   Please stay after the service for our annual intergenerational potluck picnic, to be held here in our very own backyard.