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Please note that as of March 22, 2020, all services will be conducted via Facebook Live beginning at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday. We are asking that no one come in person due to the risks of contracting COVID 19. To watch the service and to have the opportunity to send comments or questions or suggestions for candle lightings during the service, please click on the Facebook link at the top of the page.

  • Sunday Forum July 5 10:00 am

    July forums will be facilitated via Zoom by Amanda and Tim Ensminger. Please do not come to Church in person due to the risk of contracting COVID 19.

    The meeting ID is 870 7701 3719.

    The password is 574362.

    Here is a direct link: Direct Link to Zoom meeting  

    General description: We will spend most of the month leading discussions on sermons, and close with a discussion about the church service as a whole. We'll go through how to come up with topics, develop them, and how to make them meaningful for the congregation, based on a workshop program from Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton. Discussions should be beneficial for all, not just those who want to give sermons. During the month, we will discuss what kinds of sermons people want to hear or deliver, as well as what the congregation likes about the sermons they've heard in the past, or would like to see more of, in future sermons. Our goal is for everyone to come away feeling like they can conceive of, create, and deliver meaningful services.

    July 5th
    Title "What makes a good sermon?"

    Description: We will address the questions: What makes a sermon, a sermon? How does a sermon differ from other kinds of speeches or writings? What makes a sermon meaningful, and memorable? What kinds of topics would we like to see in our UU church?

    Sunday, July 05, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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  • Sunday Forum July 12, 10:00 am

    July forums will be facilitated via Zoom by Amanda and Tim Ensminger. Please do not come to Church in person due to the risk of contracting COVID 19.

    The meeting ID is 870 7701 3719.

    The password is 574362.

    Here is a direct link: Direct Link to Zoom meeting  

    General description: We will spend most of the month leading discussions on sermons, and close with a discussion about the church service as a whole. We'll go through how to come up with topics, develop them, and how to make them meaningful for the congregation, based on a workshop program from Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton. Discussions should be beneficial for all, not just those who want to give sermons. During the month, we will discuss what kinds of sermons people want to hear or deliver, as well as what the congregation likes about the sermons they've heard in the past, or would like to see more of, in future sermons. Our goal is for everyone to come away feeling like they can conceive of, create, and deliver meaningful services.

    July 12
    Title "Developing a sermon"

    Description: In this forum, we will discuss how to get from a nugget of an idea, to a meaningful message. We will cover tasks like, figuring out what the goal or purpose of a particular sermon is going to be, deciding how much to reveal about yourself or others in a sermon, and fleshing out a topic.

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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  • Sunday Forum July 19, 10:00 am

    July forums will be facilitated via Zoom by Amanda and Tim Ensminger. Please do not come to Church in person due to the risk of contracting COVID 19.

    The meeting ID is 870 7701 3719.

    The password is 574362.

    Here is a direct link: Direct Link to Zoom meeting  

    General description: We will spend most of the month leading discussions on sermons, and close with a discussion about the church service as a whole. We'll go through how to come up with topics, develop them, and how to make them meaningful for the congregation, based on a workshop program from Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton. Discussions should be beneficial for all, not just those who want to give sermons. During the month, we will discuss what kinds of sermons people want to hear or deliver, as well as what the congregation likes about the sermons they've heard in the past, or would like to see more of, in future sermons. Our goal is for everyone to come away feeling like they can conceive of, create, and deliver meaningful services.

    July 19
    Title "Constructing and delivering a sermon"

    Description: In this session, we will discuss the logistics of writing and delivering the sermon. Will you read it? Will you go from memory? A bit of both? What are some good ways to start a sermon, or end the sermon? What kinds of personal touches can you include to enhance the connection with a diverse congregation, and increase engagement? Together, we know all the answers!

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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  • Sunday Forum July 26, 10:00 am

    July forums will be facilitated via Zoom by Amanda and Tim Ensminger. Please do not come to Church in person due to the risk of contracting COVID 19.

    The meeting ID is 870 7701 3719.

    The password is 574362.

    Here is a direct link: Direct Link to Zoom meeting  

    General description: We will spend most of the month leading discussions on sermons, and close with a discussion about the church service as a whole. We'll go through how to come up with topics, develop them, and how to make them meaningful for the congregation, based on a workshop program from Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton. Discussions should be beneficial for all, not just those who want to give sermons. During the month, we will discuss what kinds of sermons people want to hear or deliver, as well as what the congregation likes about the sermons they've heard in the past, or would like to see more of, in future sermons. Our goal is for everyone to come away feeling like they can conceive of, create, and deliver meaningful services.

    July 26
    Title "What makes a good church service?"

    Description: We will take what we've discovered about putting together a sermon, and apply it to the rest of the service. What are the other parts of the service that relate to the sermon? How do we go about choosing opening words, readings, hymns, and closing words? What are some strategies for designing the service?

    Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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