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Memorial Day

from the Touchstones Project , presented by Worship Committee Members

After the Civil War, both Northerners and Southerners flocked to Memorial Day celebrations that urged peace, forgiveness, and honoring the heroism of all soldiers. Memorial Day in its earliest forms met the psychological and social need … read more.

Science and the Divine

Science and religion have often been portrayed as mutually exclusive realms at total odds with each other. But what if science is just another window into the divine? How does science bring us closer to wonder and mystery?

A Musical Celebration

Guest minister Yuri Yamamoto will lead a musical journey on love and community. Bring your whole selves, family, and friends to this intergenerational worship. Expect to be surprised, deepened, and uplifted!

Yuri Yamamoto (they/she) lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a hospital chaplain, musician, expressive … read more.

The Labor of Creation

During our first worship service all together in our new sanctuary, we will contemplate the pain and messiness that comes with creating something new. We are in the process of moving into a new building and creating a new community. What awaits us?

Braiding Sweetgrass

As Unitarian Universalists, the interconnectedness embodied in “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part,” one of our seven principles, is familiar to us all. In this service, we will deepen our appreciation of this principle through an exploration … read more.

On Radical Welcome

Our sign says “A Welcoming Community.” We like to say “We welcome everyone.” But do we really welcome everyone? Who are the people who might not feel welcome in our community, and why? And: do we really want to welcome everyone?

A Communion of Flowers

Flower Communion is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist ritual celebrating beauty, diversity, and community. We encourage you to bring your own flowers, and leave bearing different flowers! (And don’t worry if you forget to bring some flowers—there are always enough.)

NOTE: This will be an IN PERSON … read more.

Finding Utopia

As we approach the long-awaited day when we gather in our new sanctuary, members of the UCF congregation are about to experience a dream-come-true. However, dreams of a carefully planned and glorious future are certainly nothing new. Where, oh where are Shangri-la, Brigadoon, and the … read more.

The Book of Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. We all know it, and as long as it’s other people making mistakes, we often forgive them quite readily. But we often see our own mistakes as unforgivable. But who would we be, without our mistakes?

Theological Reflection – from Touchstones

Theological reflection is a life-long endeavor, an essential process to identify principles, clarify values, take seriously that which we do not believe, explore those ideas that make us uncomfortable and/or challenge us, and ensure that our beliefs are life-enhancing. Please join us for theological reflection.