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 – August, 2016

August 7th
The story of *I*
Aside from the narrative of who you are -- your history, your qualities, your relationships to others... what else is there. Who are you? This talk is about escaping from the narrative of who we are, into the reality of who we are. Kendall Scott and our Worship Ministry will present the service.

August 14th
Do All Lives Matter?
It often feels as though we are constantly treating the symptoms of what tears at our communities in our quest for a peaceful society. Playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) recently wrote an essay about the plague of white supremacy and privilege. In it she asks the question, “Do All Lives Matter?” Her answer is both unsettling and challenging. Rev. Mark Walz will preach the sermon. Today we share the plate with Promise House.

August 21st
The Purpose of Worship
This sermon challenges us to ask how much of our worship focuses on our own human needs for fulfillment, emotional well being, answers to prayers and individualized spiritual renewal. Our Worship Ministry and Rev. Larry Brumfield will present the service.

August 28th
Love: First, Last, and Always
The Reverend Rebecca Ann Parker, Professor of Theology and former president of the Starr King Seminary in Berkeley, Ca., in her book, Blessing the World, promises that loving our neighbor implicates us in loving the entire network of life. And that this kind of loving requires the creation of sustaining structures of care and responsibility. Rev. Mark Walz will preach the sermon.

September 11th
In-Gathering Sunday
This is the traditional beginning of our Liturgical Year. We include a Water Communion, the introduction of the year's new members, and today we also mark the 15th anniversary of the Twin Tower Disaster in New York City that is still changing who we are and challenging our World-View. Rev. Mark Walz will preach the Sermon. Today we complete our share the plate with Promise House. Please be exceptionallly generous.

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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