January 3, 2016

9:30 a.m. – Forum: Cosmos, led by Laura Walizer

Join us for another episode of the critically-praised and award-wining series presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson using a storytelling approach to share current scientific knowledge about our world and the universe and the people, fueled by wonder and skepticism, who gave us these theories and discoveries.

10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

burning-bowl-ceremony11:00 a.m. – Service: As It Burns, led by Rev. Justin McCreary

This Sunday will be our annual Burning Bowl Ceremony. We will mediate on some of my favorite poetry and hear some special music, then take the opportunity to lay to rest the year before. It is the perfect opportunity to commit to letting go the past and moving into a new year. It should be very exciting. I hope to see you all as we offer our prayers and hopes for the coming year.

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children (ages 3-6): Love Surrounds Us: Our Search – The Chalice Children will learn about our principles and their root in love.
  • U.U. Kids (ages 7-12): UU Identity – The UU Kids will explore the people, ideas, and events that have shaped Unitarian Universalism.
  • YUUth (ages 13-17): Merchants of Doubt – The YUUth will watch and discuss the documentary Merchants of Doubt examining pundits-for-hire who pass themselves off as scientific authorities on topics such as toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change.

Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!