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The Content of OUR Character

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” This Sunday we continue to meditate upon the words of … read more.

This Is America

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, we unpack the complicated relationship between memory and hope, and speak specifically to how moving into the future we dream of requires a responsible engagement with the diversity of American pasts. 

Susan Ritchie (she, her, hers) is inviting … read more.

A Million Flowers Blazing

In a week and a year that have shown us some of the ugliest manifestations of toxic narcissism possible, we collectively reimagine the beauty of human nature when forged by deep humility.  We explore the paradox articulated by Mary Oliver, that it is once we … read more.

Playing Candyland During the Apocalypse: Imagining 2021

In this worship we focus on the power of the imagination – not just to distract or inspire—but to begin the building of a new way, step by step.   

Susan Ritchie (she, her, hers) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NUUC VIRTUAL WORSHIP … read more.

To Resolve, or Not to Resolve?

Perhaps you’ve heard this joke: “What is a New Year’s resolution? Something that goes in one year and out the other.”   At the cusp of 2021, we will take a semi-serious look at the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. Alongside a ‘yearful’ of jokes, … read more.

Christmas Eve Service

Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve service with candlelight (have a candle ready to light at home if you can), music, stories and lessons.

Susan Ritchie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NUUC Christmas Eve Service
Time: December 24, 2020 7:00 … read more.

The Necessity of Winter: Solstice Celebration

In a season that stresses good cheer, Solstice calls us to a more thoughtful balance, presenting the complex interdependent beauty of light and darkness, summer and winter. This holiday also helps teach us the wisdom of understanding time as ever returning seasons.

Susan Ritchie is inviting … read more.

Facetiming with Eels: On the Suspension of Meaning

Rev. Susan recently reviewed the growing body of literature created in the time of covid, and came to an unexpected conclusion: sometimes it is spiritually appropriate to resist the rush to try to create meaning out of present circumstances. 

Susan Ritchie is inviting you to a … read more.

Wait, Just for Now

This Sunday we introduce stillness as our theme of the month.  What if the Christian season of advent is less about the anticipation of a miraculous baby, but about the gift of understanding that comes from traveling in the silence and the darkness with intention … read more.

The Bread of Angels: What Is Sustaining to Us Now?

We explore how the recipe for gratitude involves both effort and an openness to the graces beyond our control.  In the tradition of our post-Thanksgiving service, there will be an opportunity to participate by sharing the blessings—whether small or large—that are sustaining to us right … read more.