Our Sunday Services begin at 10:00am.

Journey to Compassion

Our children will live in the world we leave them. They will live with the problems we have not solved or handled. We cannot tell them how to live in that future. But they are learning from us right now. What values, what lessons are they learning as we create a religious community with them?

In our beloved community we are called to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We hold that each is a unique individual, precious in his or her own right, entitled to be received by loving arms and to be guided with sympathy and respect. These affirmations apply to our children as well. We take it as a duty incumbent on us all to provide that love, care, and support so that our children may grow to be confident in themselves, and joined to a larger humanity that loves all life. Let us begin a deepening of that journey.

Service Schedule – May, 2016

May 1st
Beltane Celebration
Darvin Stephens and our Worship Ministry will present the service "Beltane Celebration" and Flower Communion. As part of the service we will be performing a sacred ceremony unique to Unitarian Universalism. The Flower Communion was originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek from Czechoslovakia. It affirms our commitment to our Sixth Principle: "We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all."

Everyone is invited to bring a flower (or several) to church to place on the altar before the service. During the service, taking the place of our usual dramatic moment, everyone will be encouraged to come up to the altar and receive another flower of their own in exchange.

May 8th
Mothers Day
It is essential to honor this day with reflections of Motherhood, Sisterhood, Daughterhood and the very nature of nurture. Mother is a concept that points us in many directions. Today Rev. Mark Walz & Friends will share the way to a few.

May 15th
You Say It's Your Birthday!
This week we get to celebrate the 55th birthday of the Unitarian Universalist presence in South Dallas. From Fellowship to Church, from generation to generation, this journey has been a source of community for us. We trust that the best is still before us. Rev. Mark Walz will preach the sermon.

May 22nd
Wise & Foolish Builders
The Legacies we choose to leave the next generation is predicated on the foundation in which we build them. Our relationships, our church, our belief systems, our community must be built on firm foundations. Rev. Larry Brumfield will preach the sermon.

May 29th
The Ecstasy of the Earth
Socrates said that the greatest way to live with honor is to be what we pretend to be. Memorial Day is a time of needed reflection and an opportunity to engage in vibrant imaginings. As we remember how we arrived at this moment, let us trust in an Earth that welcomes us back to it, while directing our path to a an even deeper love for it. Rev. Mark Walz will preach the Sermon.

Logistics of Sunday Worship: 

At about 9:30am, we begin gathering to share conversation and morning snacks (coffee, tea, juice, muffins, etc.) in the Faith building foyer. A bell is rung just before 10:00am to call everyone into the sanctuary for worship. 

We have members of all ages at UUCOC - singles, couples, and families. We encourage everyone to sit wherever they are most comfortable. For the kids, special areas have been set up to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of ages and learning styles. The front left section of seating has been designated for the teens, youth, children and parents, along with other adult mentors. Teenagers and youth, like many adults, often enjoy worship more when they can sit near their friends or peer group.

You can listen to a selection of recorded sermons by clicking here.

UUCOC proudly offers the Williams Sound Personal PATM
listening system for the convenience of those needing
hearing assistance.

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Worship Ministry member Renee Brill in the pulpit

For children who are happier listening from a more relaxed position, there is a carpet on the floor in front of the pulpit, with materials to provide a multiple-sensory experience (for example, crayons and coloring pages related to the service topic). 

We understand that very young children may have trouble containing their exuberance and movement for an hour, and their parents can enjoy the service more if they're not worrying about their children. A fully equipped nursery is available in the Hope Building and regular staffing is available on most Sundays. When available, the nursery will be open for check-in between 9:45am and 10:00am, and will be staffed until the worship service concludes. 

Feel free to call to check that the nursery is staffed on any particular Sunday. If staff is not available, parents are still welcome to use the nursery, and listen to the service via the wall speaker.

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