Rev. Beth Banks

Evensong

This brief worship prepares us for the transition from day to evening, weekend into week. Invite friends to slow down and witness beauty. Small Group Ministry groups can use this as a special evening together. Participate or let the music flow around you. Candlelight, repetitive … read more.

Dia de los Muertos

Music: Mariachi Puente, led by Hiram & Ximena Jackson.  You’re invited to bring photos and small representations of loved ones who have passed, honoring their unique character, for our Dia de los Muertos altar. Children and youth remain for 30 min. to experience the altar.

 

Land of Columbus

Jaki Leiva Conklin, Worship Associate.  Columbus Day continues as a Federal holiday, though Columbus never set foot on this continent.  We mark the day by learning about the People of Color who knew this place as home and are often only given a nod of … read more.

Evensong

This brief worship prepares us for the transition from day to evening, weekend into week. Invite friends to slow down and witness beauty. Small Group Ministry groups can use this as a special evening together. Participate or let the music flow around you. Candlelight, repetitive … read more.

Rosh Hashanah: Opening to Wonder

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Emily Burstein, Worship Associate.  

The first meditation in the new prayer book for the Jewish High Holy Days says, “Just as the hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so the routine of everyday life, can keep … read more.

Mistaken Utopia

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Cliff Ohmart, Worship Associate

When we imagine an experience in the future, we know it won’t be perfect, but we rarely expect the difficulties we’ll encounter. In our UU theology, what helps us live in an imperfect world of unrealized ideals … read more.

In-Gathering Service Water Communion

Rev. Beth Banks, Rev. Morgan McLean; Sparks Choir & Juuliebells.  For this multigenerational worship, bring a small sample of water representing four possible summer experiences: Nature, Home, Family & Friends, Community Justice. We’ll recognize Rev. Morgan McLean’s new title, Minister for Congregational Life.  A cake … read more.

Together Our Gifts Can Bless the World

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Walt Fulde, Board Chair, 2018-19; Barbara Clutter, Board Chair 2019-20. 

Celebrate the many gifts we have shared this year. Every person in the sanctuary will receive a blessing. We honor the service of governance, the magic of singing and ringing, … read more.