October Sermons

The Worship Theme for October is “Come to Us”

October 7: “Wider Grows the Vision” Our minister’s emeriti Rev. Duane Fickeisen and Judy Welles return to reflect on the dream that has become a robust presence for Unitarian Universalism here in the Cumberland Valley. They will celebrate what abides and what unfolds in their own lives as well as in the life of the congregation.  Rev. Aija Simpson is worship associate.

Duane Fickeisen and Judy Welles served UUCV as co-ministers from 1997 to 2011. They reside in Portland, Oregon, where they enjoy an active retirement and seek to “live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,” as Thoreau wrote.

October 14: “Blessed is the Bread We Eat.  Blessed is the Love We Share” Breaking bread with others is a ritual that reaches back to the dawning of humankind. To share what we have with others is a holy act, it is the mark of true welcome. Join us today for this multi-generational service as we break bread with one another in a spirit of deep hospitality.  Cindy Terlazzo preaches with worship associate Gisela Roethke.

October 21: “What is our New Colossus” In these frightening times it can seem as though the words inscribed on the statue of liberty are empty. What would it look like if our country took them seriously? What would it look like if our faith community took them seriously?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Cheryl Parsons.

October 28: “When the Dead Come Back” …or when they never left. As we approach All Souls Day, we ask: what do we do with our dead?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Deb Stille.

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