This summer, we are excited to join together with 7 other congregations throughout our MidAmerica region to share worship and community with one another. The creativity of online worship has allowed us to visit one another’s services from the comfort of our own homes and churches. In addition to enriching our summer, this collaboration will provide a well-deserved break for each congregation’s tech and worship volunteers and offer time to plan for the reopening to multi-platform worship in the Fall. Join us as we come together as Unitarian Universalists to share our search for truth and meaning, love and liberation!
LOGISTICS: All information and the Zoom link you will need to join each service will be in the Friday Update email newsletter (subscribe here, if you haven’t already). A UUCM staff member will be present at each online service and the tech support phone number is still available at 612-486-2656.
PLEASE NOTE: Start times will alternate between 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM depending on the host congregation. The start time will be posted prominently, keep an eye out for it!
SCHEDULE (Please note start time). More services will be posted throughout the summer, check back often!
Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM (Gather starting at 10 AM)
Congregation: Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bloomington, MN
Worship Leader: Rev. Laura Thompson
“Practice, Practice, Practice!”
What is spiritual practice? How often should we engage in it? And why do we need it? Let’s explore spiritual practice together!
Sunday, August 1 at 10:30 AM (Gather starting at 10 AM)
Congregation: Michael Servetus Unitarian Universalist Society, Fridley, MN
Worship Leader: Rev. Laura Smidzik
“Religious Freedom and Radical Thinkers: Early European Unitarians”
We will venture back to 16th Century Europe and learn the history and hear the voices of early Unitarian leaders.
Sunday, August 8 at 10:30 AM (Gather starting at 10 AM)
Congregation: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, MN
Worship Leader: Rev. Rita Capezzi
“Gathered Here in the Mystery of the Hour”
Folks often proclaim they are “spiritual, not religious.” What does it look and feel like to attend to the development of our spirits in the company of other fellow travels and seekers? Why gather as a people rather than practice alone?
Sunday, August 15 at 10:00 AM (Gather starting at 9:30 AM)
Worship Leader: Rev. Lisa Friedman
“Believe What You Know”
So often we struggle to articulate what we believe, as opposed to what we don’t believe And yet, as Unitarian Universalists, we live out our beliefs each day in countless ways. Perhaps we know more than we think we do about the nature of belief.