Unitarian Church of Lincoln
Winds of Change

Winds of Change

February 16, 2020

 

Join in an all ages service embracing the air - air that we breathe, that whips around us in storms, that warms us on a sunny day.  We will play with bubbles, make a community craft project or two, share from our hearts, and sing songs that make our spirit soar.  What have the winds of change done in your life recently?  Readings and sermon by Chelsea Krafka, Religious Growth Director, co-led by Julie Enersen and Jack Forbes Wilson.  Impromptu solo by AuraLee Furgason.

Solitude & Solidarity

Solitude & Solidarity

February 9, 2020

The Quaker theologian Parker Palmer writes "Solitude and solidarity don't compete with one another, they complete one another."  How do we maintain habits of introspection while staying engaged in solidarity with a broader community?  

Therefore We Must Be Saved By Hope

Therefore We Must Be Saved By Hope

February 2, 2020

Liberal theology is by definition an optimistic theology.  In the early 20th century, that optimism was challenged by the calamities of the two world wars.  What lessons does this period hold for us? Reading by Worship Associate Mary K Stillwell, sermon by Rev. Sinclair.  

Freedom of the Pulpit; Freedom of the Pew

Freedom of the Pulpit; Freedom of the Pew

January 26, 2020

Since the earliest days of the Unitarian tradition, two values have been generally held in our congregations: the preacher has the 'freedom of the pulpit,' to preach what they wish, and the congregation likewise has 'freedom of the pew' to belong to the community without doctrinal test.  How are both of these freedoms present in 2020, and how do we think about holding them together?

Change

Change

January 19, 2020

"Our covenant, as a welcoming congregation, is to inspire a sense of awe, joy and reverence in people of all ages.  We celebrate through words, music and the arts... We cultivate growth and celebrate the changes growth brings."  Join us in our new Sunday schedule, celebrating the changes growth brings, and looking forward to the coming year.  Reading by Mary K Stillwell, sermon by Rev. Sinclair.  

Nature

Nature

January 12, 2020

Who would we become if we considered ourselves integral to what the poet Pattiann Rogers terms "Nature"?  What if we held ourselves accountable not only for our own missteps but those of the collective whole?  Reading by Worship Associate Sändra Washington and sermon by Worship Associate Christine Davis.  

Deep Time

Deep Time

January 5, 2020

As we grow older, our perspective on time grows longer.  Summers once endless pass in a blur.  Let's try to stretch further our vision of time until it encompasses both the deep past and the deep future.  

Awe - Awesome or Awful?

Awe - Awesome or Awful?

December 29, 2019

What causes us to feel awe?  Nature, a person, a concept?  Most people describe awe as a positive experience, but awesome and awful come from the same Old English word.  Two short sermons presented by Worship Associates Charlie Ahern and Burt Smith.  

Light One Candle

Light One Candle

December 22, 2019

December 22 is the first night of Hannukah, the festival of lights.  The Maccabees were in awe of the miracle at the center of this holiday--what is our conception of awe? Preceded by a reading from Rabbi Aaron Miller.  

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

December 8, 2019

Join us for a short worship service before our congregational meeting, where we will live into the democratic process that is central to our faith's history, theology, and practice.  The homily by Rev. Sinclair follows Worship Associate Amy Miller's reading of "The Rabbis" by Dan Hotchkiss.