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OUR MISSION is to encourage and facilitate consideration of ethics, philosophies, and religions and the development of our individual values and beliefs; to provide opportunities for fellowship and mutual support; to establish and maintain a vigorous Unitarian Universalist presence in our local community; and to expand our membership.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.

LIFE LONG LEARNING: at UUCOB  resumes in Fall

 SEE ALL Prior Programs    


 CAFE Evening June 15th at UUCOB see Weekly Bulletin for details


 Mondays 12:00 Noon.    Bag-Lunch with the Minister       

Join Reverend Kathy for lunch and conversation on Mondays - she'll be there all Mondays     Room 2   

REFLECTIONSThursday Evening Services lead by the  Worship Committee  are suspended for the summer,  


Prior to the 10:30 am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"

       SUNDAY SERVICES                                                

                                          Audio of Past Sermons  

 Upcoming Pulpit Presentations

June 23, 2019

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic:"The Mystery of Existence" 
10:30 Service: —Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “Born to be Free”   This is my wait-and-see-what-bubbles-up sermon – not tied to a worship theme or fettered by any agenda, this is my free-will offering sermon before going on study-leave for the month of July.  Audio of Sermon 
Service Leader:  Rita Scheeler

 June 30, 2019
9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: "My Big Idea"
10:30 Service: Jenny Nazak, “Environmentalism as a Spiritual Practice    Conservation habits can become spiritual experiences, helping us become better, kinder people.
Service Leader: Rita Scheeler

 July 7, 2019
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service: Mike & Gini Downey, “Blue and Red Make Purple”     

 Partisan identification now can drive a bigger wedge between Americans than race, gender, religion or levels of education.  Like a virus, this divide now takes place in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and yes, even in our places of worship.  Gini and Mike will share some personal experience and insights into how to think critically about our politics and how we can agree to disagree civilly by applying our UU values and principles to our interactions and conversations.  Service Leader:Ellen Nielsen

 July 14, 2019
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service: — Dan Gribbin, “Nature and the American Spirit”                        Dan’s presentation will feature a slide show centered on beautiful natural sites in our immediate geographical area.  Prior to the show, he will talk about inspirational American writers who have incorporated the spirit of nature into their works.  Members of the congregation will be encouraged to identify their favorite spots to appreciate the beauty of nature.  
Service Leader:Carolyn West

July 21, 2019
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service:
Rita Schleer, “The Plight of the LGBT Elderly”                          The plight of the LGBTQ elderly as they face new forms of discrimination in retirement.      
SHARE THE PLATE OFFERING – Helping Victims of Human Trafficking
Service Leader:Patty Alsobrook

 July 28, 2019

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service:
— Kurtland and Gaia Davies, “Caregiver Burnout: Being of Service Without Killing Yourself”        
Flight attendants tell you to put your own oxygen mask on before you help someone else.  Why?   Because a dead helper is not a good helper!   We UU’s are famously service-oriented.  All over the world, we have caring ministries and community service projects.  However, as caregivers and community service leaders, we can sometimes reach the point of burn-out.  Gaia and Kurtland know this feeling well:  "This late in our lives, we are surprised to find that we are still learning how to manage expectations, define boundaries, know our limits and recognize our need for self-care.  Come along with us on our journey




 

Audio of Past services

         Green Sanctuary
              Accreditation 2009

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