Upcoming & Past Worship Services
All services at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Cause of the Month: The Ark
May 2 Taking a Step Back: Widening the Circle
Widening the circle of our faith is something that most Unitarian Universalists yearn for--yet sometimes it’s easier to stay inside our comfort zones. Interim minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz kicks off the monthly theme of participation by continuing our exploration of the report from the UUA’s Commission on Institutional Change.
May 9 With Love and Gratitude
How can Mother’s Day be a day with minimal schlock and an authentic celebration of mothers and all who nurture us into being? UUFA’s Interim minister, Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz, unpacks the complicated subject of Mother’s Day.
May 16 The Ideal of Radical Democracy
Unitarian Universalist’s Fifth Principle lifts up the democratic process as one of our foundational values. Interim minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz offers a view of democracy and why participation in this radical ideal is a theological issue for Unitarian Universalists. (The Fellowship’s Annual Meeting follows the service!)
May 23 Ramps, Steps, and Thresholds
Interim minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz leads a celebration of transitions--thresholds crossed, achievements unlocked, and new vistas and leadership ahead--as we honor our graduating high school seniors, commission new board members and lay ministers, and introduce the search team.
May 30 Partners in Faith
Romanian Minister the Rev. Adél Nagy is our guest speaker, honoring our Partner Church tradition.
April 25 – Future Thinking
Things are changing rapidly and unpredictably, and whether in the larger culture or in UUFA, the only certain thing seems to be that we won’t return to the way things used to be. In unpredictable and anxious times, how do we go about imagining, let alone planning for, the future? Interim minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz explores some of the cognitive and social processes that can inform us and expand our repertoire as a congregation and as a people.
We will welcome our newest members this Sunday, too!
April 18 – Born of the Earth
An interdependent world is like an immense web, and every action has consequences for the rest of the web. Ironically, in the current era of electronic connectivity, recognizing the connections between the parts of the living earth is increasing difficult. Recognizing the linkages and restoring a sense of balance is the subject of this Earth Day service led by Interim Minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz. A Town Hall meeting to discuss the proposed 2021-22 budget will be held at noon by Zoom.
April 11 – Open Sea Spirituality -Rev. Tet Gallardo
For all of their history, Filipinos have been a people who reached out across the sea. A country of 7,600 islands could only see the sea not as a barrier but as a medium of exchange among its more than 100 indigenous groups.
Descended from Polynesians who traveled farther and longer than the Vikings, Filipinos are among the most skillful seafarers in the world, yet Unitarian Universalist churches in the Philippines are mostly composed of farmers, and their cultural ethos is an affirmation of what it means to have UU values.
UUFA's guest speaker, Rev. Tet Gallardo, has been advocating for the rights of LGBT, women, farmers, indigenous communities, and the environment since she was an activist fighting against the Marcos dictatorship at age 14. She is one of the first openly lesbian ministers in the non-Western world. She is a mystic believing in the divine energy of the vast unknown and currently serves as the president of the UU Church of the Philippines, which includes twenty congregations and two Fellowships.
April 4 – A Tomb Is No Place to Stay
Springtime invites us to ponder archetypal images of emerging out of the darkness and into the light. Humans have told some form of resurrection story for millennia, and on this Easter Sunday, UUFA’s Interim Minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will explore the deep mystery of this sacred celebration. We’ll also celebrate a Flower Communion. Prepare to participate by driving through the Fellowship’s parking lot and dropping off (and receiving) flowers on Saturday April 3, from 2-3. Fellowship kids and staff will be present to give “bags of love” to you, AND we’ll celebrate a crop of new members. Don’t miss it!