About Our Services
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Sunday Services follow a traditional Unitarian Universalist structure. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Religious Education for children is held simultaneously. Babysitting is also provided. Scroll down to see the schedule of services for the month.
Elements of a typical morning worship service usually include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “The Story”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
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SUMMER SERVICES BEGIN!
June 25, 2017 – The Gift of Being Together
Jeo Kelaghan, Worship Associate and Cindy Spring
This will be the first of our summer services. We will talk about the importance of having people in our lives who are willing to explore the “big questions.” Years ago there was “Wisdom Circle” and then “Covenant Groups.” Now we have “Soul Matters.” What is the draw? Please come ready to share your experiences with small groups.
July 2, 2017 – July 4th history and meaning?
Margaret Salt, Worship Associate and Rebecca Noel
July 9, 2017 – Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices and UU Values
Katherine Hillier, Worship Associate and Jay Apicelli
July 16, 2017 – “The Hidden Life of Trees”
Nancy Chaddock, Worship Associate
Based on a book with the same title, published in 2016, by German forester Peter Wohlleben. Nancy Chaddock will explore the amazing chemistry and other connections between trees in the woods. The emphasis will be on current accepted scientific knowledge but the discussion to follow will no doubt extend beyond that.
July 23, 2017 – Path to Salvation: Interpretations of a common woman
Nancy Chaddock, Worship Associate and Arasu and Jay Gunasekaren
What is it about?
I have been told that Moksha (salvation) is the ultimate purpose of a human being. Till date the idea of salvation intrigues me and I have been making meaning through various experiences. I have chosen a path to salvation and am consciously moving towards it. How do you define salvation? Has it shaped your way of life? If yes, how?
Why do I care?
My childhood was deeply influences by my parents and the practices of Hinduism (because of my parents). I was immersed in the mythologies, folktales, traditions, and customs of South India, since birth. My spiritual identity is shaped significantly by my association with saints, my family, and Indian classical dance. In this session, I would like to share how Hinduism has shaped my idea of salvation and thus my way of life. I would also like to facility a discussion around salvation in your lives and how it has informed your way of life.
July 30, 2017 – Nicaragua
Bob Clay, Worship Associate and Jane Clay will present Nicaragua as a Spiritual Journey. Reflections of Nicaragua from the leaders of the youth, an adult perspective
August 6, 2017 – Traveling in Iceland
Joe Kelaghan Worship Associate, and Mary and Don Crowell
August 13, 2017 – Living our Faith
Nancy Chaddock, Worship Associate and Judi Hall
Our UU principles ask us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. How can we do this in today’s world?How can we find common ground with those whose beliefs, both spiritual and political are in opposition to ours? How do you meet this challenge?
August 20, 2017 – Alzheimer’s : Update and stories of planning and coping
Betty Ann Trought, Worship Associate and Forrest Seavey
August 27, 2017 – Solar Energy: Where are we today?
Katherine Hillier, Worship Associate and Ted Vansant