November Worship Services
November’s worship theme is “Justice, Equity and Compassion”
November 6 – “Love Wins” We often speak of justice and compassion as though they might be in contradiction with each other. On Tuesday we will be called to make a decision in a campaign where both Justice and Compassion have often seemed in short supply. How do we bring these values out of the sanctuary and into the streets, the dinner table and yes, even into the polls? Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Cheryl Parsons. The 2016 political climate has felt unprecedented for many—even psychiatric professionals are reporting unusual levels of anxiety in their patients, focused on the possible outcomes of Tuesday’s election. Music director David M. Glasgow, the UUCV Choir, and a few special guests share hope and perspective through selections made famous by Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, the Wailin’ Jennys, and more.
November 13 – “Compassion? Equity? Justice? In this Election?” Dick Poland preaching with worship associate Dot Everhart. Service music by music director, David M. Glasgow.
November 20 – “We Offer Thanks” We offer thanks for the gifts we have been given. To what and to whom do those gifts behold us? Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associates from the Mozambique Steering Committee. On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we consider for what, and to whom, we might feel gratitude. The choir sings music of Stephen Schwartz, pianist Pat Spader offers a prelude, and music director David M. Glasgow provides service music.
November 27 – “But It’s Not Fair” We often use the words justice and fairness as thought they were interchangeable. But are they. Are there some things that are just but just aren’t fair? Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Deb Stille. Service music by guest pianist Carole Knisely.