Speaker: Rev. Christian Schmidt

Not Just Fire Insurance

There’s an old line that religion isn’t just fire insurance — that is, it’s more than just a way to avoid eternal flames in hell. A deep, healthy spiritual foundation can help us be ready for things we could never have seen coming, good and bad. Our community aims to teach skills, foster resilience, and create relationships that strengthen us all.

For What We Will

The famous labor slogan calling for a fair workday should still ring in our ears today: Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, eight hours for what we will. We will explore what we are called to do in those precious moments: relax, spend time with our loved ones, change the world, all of the above?

Affirming the worth and dignity of every person? Really? Everyone?

Join us for Community Ministry Sunday, led by UUCB’s four Affiliated Community Ministers, the Revs. Cat Cox, Theresa Hardy, Sue Magidson, and Jane Ramsey, with Lynne Cahoon, Ariel Smith-Iyer, and Rev. Christian Schmidt

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

In this contemplative service of lessons and carols, our gifted choir will help us weave together sacred narration, modern poetry, prayer, traditional carols, special music, and candlelight for a refreshing take on what the Christmas story means for us today. All are invited to stay and enjoy the candlelight after the service has ended.

Expecting

In this season of lights, of darkness, of mystery and joy, there is also the theme of waiting. Whether you’re a child waiting for presents, a soon-to-be parent awaiting a birth or adoption, we share the experience of expectation.