Upcoming Services & Sharing Circles

All in-person Services and Circles canceled until further notice
As we all take precautions for the Covid-19 virus spread, UCOT will be cancelling upcoming live gatherings until further notice. We will conduct live-streaming services on Zoom until further notice.  If you are not currently getting the weekly email that contains the necessary Zoom link, please visit our “Contact Us” page and we will add you to our mailing list.

 


Sunday, November 29—5th Sunday Special Program: The Anchor of Hope11 a.m. – 12 noon.  Led by Joe Mazza with Special Music by Becky Reardon

What is hope? Wishful thinking or something more concrete?

Where do I find it? Is it something to be acquired?

What are its benefits? Are there any?

How do I apply hope to my everyday life in a practical way?

Tune in on Zoom for this special fifth-Sunday service to get the answers!

For information on how to join our service, complete our contact form if you’re not already on our email list: https://uutaos.org/contact/ 


Sunday, December 6—Service: Beloved Community. 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Rev. Gary Kowalski

Drawing on sources from both the Biblical and Enlightenment traditions, the vision of Beloved Community has inspired change agents like the late John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr. But what is the Beloved Community? Is it actually attainable or an unreachable ideal? Where do we see it taking form in today’s deeply divided world?

See the weekly email for the Zoom link. For information on how to join our service, complete our contact form if you’re not already on our email list: https://uutaos.org/contact/ 


Sunday, December 13—Sharing Circle: Control11 a.m. – 12 noon.  

As infants we slowly learn to control our muscles, to walk, to talk. Rules and schools impose controls over us; we are told to control our tempers, use self-control in eating and drinking. During this sharing circle we will explore such various aspects and questions as:

 

  • When have you felt most in control of your life?
  • What behaviors, attitudes do you find important to control?
  • What societal controls do you most resent?
  • In what areas of your life do you wish you had more control? and more.

For information on how to join our sharing circle, complete our contact form if you’re not already on our email list: https://uutaos.org/contact/


Sunday, December 20—Service: Reasons and Seasons. 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Rev. Munro Sickafoose

A well-known sacred text begins: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Which raises the eternal questions: What is the season? And what is the matter at hand?

 

See the weekly email for the Zoom link. For information on how to join our service, complete our contact form if you’re not already on our email list: https://uutaos.org/contact/ 


Sunday, December 27—Sharing Circle: Resilience, 11 a.m. – 12 noon.  

Resilience can be defined as the ability to endure difficulty and come through it unharmed or even stronger. It includes aspects of courage, calm­ness and a refusal to give up. It is a quality that makes us stronger.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, professor and psychologist, wrote in her book The Resilient Spirit that “… the capacity to be resilient, to respond to difficulty with development, is rooted in many diverse factors, but it consistently depends on one thing: the meaning you, the individual, make of where you are.”

What does resilience mean to you? Share an experience past or present that has tapped your own resilience. What did you do to get through the experience? How has it changed you?

For information on how to join our sharing circle, complete our contact form if you’re not already on our email list: https://uutaos.org/contact/


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