Upcoming Services

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

December 23, 2018
“The Return of the Sun: A Multigenerational Family Service.”
Rev. Jess and Friends.

Join us for a lively all-ages story celebration of the winter solstice.

December 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
“Through the Dark Night: A Meditation for Christmas Eve.”
Rev. Jess & Janis Collins with music by Stephen Preece and Glenn Soulis.

The ancient story of refugees fleeing from prosecution continues to resonate in these troubled political times of upheaval. Tonight we share the story and sing the songs that remind us of the hope of possibility, born among us every night.

December 30, 2018
“Kindling: A Fire Communion Sharing Service.”

Join Rev. Jess for this annual ritual we co-create. Bring a reading, anecdote, poem, or other inspiration to share this morning as we consider what we want to let go of from 2018 and what we hope for from 2019.

January 6, 2019
“Your Inner Tortoise.”

Rev. J. P. Rodela.

Henry David Thoreau said “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.” The Minimalist Movement encourages us to slow down and simplify. But how? After today’s service, join Rev. Jess for an informal sharing circle about our individual experiences of trying to simplify our lives.

January 13, 2019
“Penguins Do Not Suffer from Existential Angst & Other Lessons from a Wild Life.”

Rev. J. P. Rodela.

Through a series of real-life parables featuring animals, we will explore the nature of being human.

January 20, 2019
“Requiem: Let Life Leave Its Marks on You.”

Rev. J. P. Rodela.

Food muse Anthony Bourdain said: “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Today we pay tribute to lives we lost in 2018.

January 27, 2019
“It Goes On.”

Rev. Jess and the Spirit of Life Choir draw on the life and works of poet Robert Frost for a reflection on the fact of our mortality and the possibility of resilience.

February 3, 2019. Rev. Lori Kyle, who served as our Sabbatical Minister last winter, returns to GRU.
February 10, 2019. Our Youth Group, the WHATEVERs, will offer their annual Sunday Service.