Speaker: Emily James

Emily is the CVUU Worship Coordinator. Emily is responsible for making sure service elements are coordinated in a timely fashion.

Ingathering: Annual Water Communion Ceremony

You are invited to bring water from a place/experience that was meaningful from the past year, share with the congregation, and pour into the well of the community. Symbolic water will also be provided if you bring no water.

The Revolution of Tenderness

After assuming the papacy in 2013, Pope Francis made an apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), in which he called for a “revolution of tenderness.” This Sunday, we will explore the foundations of such a revolution and ask, “how could our lives be different if we bravely choose to be more tender?”

The Tao of Pooh

We’re doing something different this month: all of the services will touch on that beloved childhood character,  Winnie-the-Pooh. Drawing on the Tao of Pooh, this Sunday we will look at how Winnie-the-Pooh characters and their place the 100 Acre Woods serve as excellent examples to understand the basics of Taoism and provide broader lessons on joyful living.

Winter Solstice

Join us as we celebrate the return of the light with a haiku expressing some aspect of your winter experience. To be written and presented during the service. Ideas include, lack of light, love of snow, crisp cold, excuse to eat warm soup, etc. Haikus are in the form of 5-7-5 First line five syllables, second line seven, third line five