Services for April 2019

theme: Encountering

Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place at 9:30am and 11:15am on Sundays.

April 7th: “Calling In”

The foundation of Unitarian Universalist practice is the set of promises we make to one another about how we intend to treat each other. In this way, covenant names our intentions to speak and act with honesty, understanding and kindness. Covenant calls us to be our best selves and invites us into our vision of Beloved Community. Covenant is the container that can hold us together.

April 14th: “Encountering Kindness”

In all of our lives there are many small and not-so-small encounters in which strangers, friends, family members and acquaintances offer us kindness. It is good to remember those moments and to give thanks for them.

Rev. Cynthia Snavely is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. She currently lives in Hayes with her daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons.

Special Service!
5pm on Saturday April 20th: a Passover Seder
Oranges and Olives seder plate
This multi-sensory liturgy dates back thousands of years and is celebrated annually by millions of Jews and people of other faiths. The modern seder allows us to bring its meaning alive in terms of contemporary themes, while continuing to share the ancient story of liberation and hope.

Since the seder combines worship with a potluck meal, please sign up at:

April 21st: “The Human Element”

The Ancients recognized four elements that make up the world: earth, water, fire and air. Today, given the extent and power of our species, we must recognize that humanity itself represents a fifth element that has, both intentionally and unwittingly, changed the other four far beyond their natural balance. Knowing this, what shall we do to restore balance to our planet, to our lives?

You can come see The Human Element on Saturday April 13th, with a potluck dinner at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary Building, followed by the movie at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary and discussion.

Special music for Easter and Earth Day will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!

April 28th: “Showing Up”

Whenever we recognize one another for our contributions to the life of our congregation, expressing our thanks for many roles and tasks both big and small that make our Fellowship what it is, we conclude our recognitions by thanking everyone simply for being present. It’s the simplest of gifts, but it’s also the most important: showing up is the greatest gift we can give.

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