Sunday Services begin at 10:30 am, last approximately one hour and are followed by social time.
Monthly Theme: Creation
April 17: – “Building Bridges”
Unitarian Universalists can build bridges among people of different faiths and backgrounds. As a leader in the International Women’s Convocation, the Rev. Carol Huston will tell us about engagement with women in Bolivia and other parts of the developing world. Isabella on piano.
April 24: – (Passover Observed) “A New Creation” The people of Israel built a new life for themselves through the road to freedom. How does adversity lead us to creation? Rev. Jude preaching; choir singing
Any musicians who are interested in performing in a Sunday service, please email Richard Hyman, Music Director: email@example.com – Thank you!
Monthly Theme: Blessings
May 1 – “Choir Sunday: Many Windows, One Light” We each respond in a unique way to the experiences of life, and we each forge a personal path in the search for what is true. In that light, the Choir will perform choral pieces that demonstrate how composers’ individual viewpoints lead them to interpret the same words in diverse ways.
May 8 – “Mothers’ Day”, This national holiday is one full of joy for many, and one that is full of more challenge than Hallmark Cards will ever allow for. This service will honor our mothers while making space for the range of feelings we share. This multigenerational service will be engaging for all ages. Rev. Jude with Isabella on Piano
May 15 – “Bridging Sunday” We celebrate our senior high youth graduating from Sunday School and transitioning from youth into adulthood. Join us for this family friendly service, and hear from our Bridging Youth! This multigenerational service will be engaging for all ages. Rev Jude with Choir singing.
May 22 – “What we can learn from Catholicism” – This sermon topic was selected by Maria P. Nielsen as part of her winning the services auction prize. Rev. Jude with Isabella on Piano.
May 29 – “Necessary Discomfort” If we are to be a people of blessing in our world: we must work to fix broken systems, to eradicate oppression of marginalized people, to eliminate racism. If we are to do these things, we must be willing to sit in our discomfort. Starr Austin, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Preaching; Isabella on piano.
Sunday Worship Services and Children’s Religious Education are held at 10:30 a.m. Free child care is always available. At the rear of the sanctuary, a glass-enclosed Family Room enables parents of infants and toddlers to participate in the service without worrying that their youngsters are disturbing the rest of the congregation. Free professional child care is provided in the Nursery.
Sunday services at UUFH are an expression of the diversity in spiritual, secular and human philosophies. Each provides time to explore faith and ethical traditions, sing and share joys and concerns. Services are engaging and stimulating with a choir and music that is lively and entertaining. You are always welcome!
Services begin at 10:30 am, last about one hour and are followed by social time.
The UUFH has a strong tradition of lay-led Ministry. The Reverend Jude Geiger, Minister, presents approximately two out of every three services. The Sunday Program Committee plans the remaining services, often including outside speakers and UUFH members.
Upcoming sermons are listed in the Calendar. Service themes might include:
- Finding meaning in one’s life
- Learning from the wisdom and teachings of world leaders
- Celebrating interconnectedness
- Addressing ethical and social issues
- GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) recognition
- Honoring UU heritage
- Inspiring faith
- Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter and other holidays
- World events
A mix of seriousness, humor and craft creates a thought-provoking, warm and engaging service that varies week-to-week. There are some recurring elements, such as “Lighting the Chalice” and sharing “Joys and Concerns.”
Children are a special and important part of the UUFH congregational family. On most Sundays, children attend the first 20-25 minutes of service with their families and are invited to interact with a story or a personal experience before joining their Religious Education (Sunday school) classes. Several times each year, “inter-generational services” are celebrated in which the children participate in the entire service together with adults.
The UUFH Music Director, Richard Hyman, leads music that is integral and meaningful to services, often but not always with the participation of the choir. Instrumentalists and vocalists perform in small groups or individually to enhance other services.
There’s no dress code at services. You are as likely to find sweaters and blue jeans as you are a shirt and tie or casual business attire. Please come and be comfortable.
Following the service, there is a social hour with coffee and snacks. This is an opportunity to talk with the minister and to meet members.
A table in the foyer holds literature on UUFH and Unitarian Universalism. Please ask questions and sign the UUFH mailing list.