Worship Information

 

June Worship


June 6 – “Opting In” 
What does it mean to choose a faith community?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Ben Ramirez. 

June 13 – “RE Sunday” Despite everything, how has our community grown and thrived this year?  Rev. Aija Siimpson, along with various families and members of the RE Committee lead this service. 

June 20 – “Letting Go” Time to say good bye. What’s next?  Join us for this very special service as we say good-bye to our beloved Rev. Aija.  There will be many new and old faces helping to lead this service and a few surprises as well. 

June 27- General Assembly


Join us for worship on ZOOM. or “listen in” (without video) by telephone, by calling 646-876-9923 and entering Meeting ID 942 810 6896

May Worship

May 2 – “The Frame is a Mirror” How do we move forward where there is no framework? Can we trust that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for, that we have what we need to affect change? Chris Kapp and Riley Johnson lead the service with worship associate Nikki Fry.

May 9 – “Again & Again & Again” It can seem like the work of transforming the world is never ending. How do we keep going? Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Cathy Dewalt.

May 16 – “You Wouldn’t do that if I was a Dude” …. and other life lessons from a female minister. Rev. Aija Simpson preaches. Our Town Hall will take place immediately following worship on ZOOM.

May 23 – “Building Beauty” We celebrate parents day with our annual Flower Ceremony. Join us at the Cumberland Drive-in for this service. Rev. Aija Simpson is preaching with worship associate Chris Bilger.

May 30 – “Memorial Day for us All” How we remember our loved ones who passed away. Gisela Roethke leads the service with worship associate Julie Ham.

April Worship

April 4 – 
“Easter” What happens when we don’t know what comes next?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Chris Kapp.

April 11 – “Flying the Plane While We Build It”  What if we can’t wait for the perfect time to learn something new? How do we make change in the middle? Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Nikki Fry.

April 18 –  “New Old Ways”  How do we balance old wisdom and new? Are different ways of being doomed to be in conflict? Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Bev Motich.

April 25 – “Widening the Circle of Concern”  How do institutions change?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Ian Harris. 

Join us for worship on ZOOM. or “listen in” (without video) by telephone, by calling 646-876-9923 and entering Meeting ID 942 810 6896

March Worship

March 7 – 
“Religion and Patriarchy, Women and Water”  How did Earth Centered traditions become one of our sources? What does it mean to us now?  Rev. Dr. Kathy Ellis is worship leader with worship associate Dot Everhart.

March 14 – “What are we saving exactly?”  How do the rhythms of nature impact our disconnected lives?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Riley Johnson.

March 21 –  “So it’s spring? Really?”  Our seasons are changing. How do we grapple with a the ways climate change is already changing our world?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaching with worship associate Molly Wilkinson.

March 28 –  Celebrate our connection to our Mother Earth”  How can we feel connected to the life Force and Divine in the more than human world of Nature.  Michele Burton is service leader with worship associate Cheryl Parsons. 

Join us for worship on ZOOM. or “listen in” (without video) by telephone, by calling 646-876-9923 and entering Meeting ID 942 810 6896

February Worship

February 7 – 
 “What Beautiful Thing are We Becoming?”  ‘Becoming’ is a funny word, because it means beautiful as well as the process of arriving at a state of being.  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Gisela Roethke.

February 14 – “We Need Not be Perfect to Witness Justice”  “Judge not lest ye be judged is a reminder that this silk-slippered socialist nudges herself while laughing. Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Bev Motich.

February 21 –  “Honoring the Stories of Black Voices in Poetry, Prose, & Song”  Join us to honor the stories of Black voices as expressed in poetry, prose, and song, presented by worship leader Cheryl Parsons, worship associate Riley Johnson and assisted by members of the UUCV Antiracism Initiative.

February 28 – “How do we live with our competing instincts to protect and to cultivate?”   I want to hold you safe. I also want you to fly. Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Bev Motich.  

Join us for worship on ZOOM. or “listen in” (without video) by telephone, by calling 646-876-9923 and entering Meeting ID 942 810 6896 

January Worship

January 3 – 
“Letting Go/Holding On” Join us as we discern what we need to let go of and what we need to hold tight.  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Riley Johnson.  

January 10 – “The Miracle of a Haircut”  Samson, Delilah and the power of an outfit.  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Molly Wilkinson.

January 17 –  “Just A Closer Walk with Thee”  Does faith power your work?  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Cheryl Parsons.

January 24 – “The Bad News”   Contrary to popular understanding, the Hebrew prophets rarely told of a longed for future. Instead, they warned of the ways our current behavior would damn us. What are our modern prophets telling us now?   Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Molly Wilkinson.  

January 31 – “Who Says We Can’t Go Home”  Like visiting your hometown for a high school reunion, revisiting old beliefs can be….awkward. Or is the right word comforting?  Chris Kapp leads the service with worship associate Ben Ramirez.


December Worship


December 6 – 
“Count the Stars” Experiencing the Awesome Awe-some.  Chris Kapp leads the service with worship associate Bev Motich. 

December 13 – “Can We Believe in Miracles?” What does it take to imagine that there might be miracles in the world?   Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Ben Ramirez.

December 20 –  “The Longest Night” Beauty in the Dark.  Rev. Aija Simpson preaches with worship associate Cathy Dewalt. 

December 24 – “Music and Lights” Join us on ZOOM at 5:30 PM for music and candle lighting.  Rev. Aija Simpson leads the service. 

December 27 –  “The Grand Pause”  Life is so much easier when we’re in possession of all the facts and in control of our own destinies… right?  But what might we discover if we learned to embrace our ignorance—and even our powerlessness—as gifts?  Rev. David speaks a bit more than usual from behind the virtual piano as he leads a music-filled service about mystery, wonder, and (gasp) faith.