September 24 - “Lay Your Burden Down” – Rev. Margie Allen

We’re in the middle of the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah ended last Friday and this Friday evening Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins. We lay our burden down and take a look. What can be mended, what left behind?

October 1 - “Who We Are” – Dave Tarbell, Service Leader

This service will explore the limitations in the scientific image of human nature, and the religious dimensions which we can find there.

October 8 - “Hope Is Never Silent” (Harvey Milk) - Chris Kelly, Service Leader

On the occasion of National “Coming Out” Day (Oct. 11), htis service takes a look at the personal, political and spiritual implications of the process of coming out for members of the LGBTQ community and how this universal struggle matters for all people interested in living an authentic life.

October 15 “Diwali” – Rev. Margie Allen

Diwali is known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, a holiday that celebrates the victory of hope over despair. It falls during the dark of the moon on Thursday this week. Before Hanukah, before Yule, before Christmas, before Kwanzaa—our Hindu neighbors light the darkness.

October 22 "The Rockets’ Red Glare” — UN Sunday – Rev. Margie Allen

A service on the 2017 theme for the UU United Nations Office Spring Seminar (April 5-7): Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet. Our collection goes to support our Association’s work at the UN.

October 29 "Calling Their Names” – Rev. Margie AllenCeltic Wheel

In the Celtic wheel of the pagan year, Samhain (pronounced Sow [the pig] -win) is the cross quarter holiday that falls at the end of October between the Fall Equinox (Mabon) and the Winter Solstice (Yule). This morning we reconnect with our ancestors at the time of year when “the veil between the living and the dead is thin.”