Past Services

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Child care will be available at all services (including the joint service on 8/6)

This service will help people to understand and experience how our bodies give us feedback through position and sensation to guide us in making choices and decisions in areas of our life both big and small. With guest,
Dr. Deborah Diamond.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

coffee starting at 9:45AM outside in front of the church Service starts at 10AM outside in front of the church

Coffee, juice and breakfast snacks will be served by the Committee on Ministry starting at 9:45AM in front of the Church. Worship will be held outside (weather permitting) and will be led by Our Junior Youth, under the direction of Paul Spanagel, our Youth Director. This Church Picnic will take place immediately following the service. Bring a side dish to share. Meats and veggie burgers will be provided.

SUMMER SERVICES ORGANIZED
BY THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE
BEGIN SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
10 AM Each Service

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM

Join us for this special service as we celebrate Rev. Tom Rosiello's 15 years of service to our church as he prepares for retirement at the end of June. The service will recognize what Tom has given to our community, highlight how we have all grown over the last 15 years under Tom's leadership, and thank him for all he's done for us. A number of special guests and professional musicians will join the adult choir, Mike Pfitzer, and Sanghee Kim. Come send Tom off with an FPC Farewell!

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

NOTE TODAY WE START THE SUMMER SCHEDULE WITH ONLY ONE SERVICE AT 10AM
INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE

Today we will celebrate our beautiful Flower Communion Ritual. Please be sure to bring a cut flower or two with you to church. We will bring them all together in one bouquet symbolizing the unity in our diversity. In doing so, we will recognize the many blessings, gifts and talents we each bring to this community. In gratitude for all we receive from others in our church community we will leave with the flower that another person brought. The worship will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello and there will be great music from our choirs and instrumentalists. This is a very meaningful service that really communicates what is at the heart of our faith tradition. If you have a friend or neighbor who you think might be interested in Unitarian Universalism, this would be a great service to invite them to attend.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Today's services will focus on how we have built our church over the last 15 years. It is a service that will both look to the past and set the stage for the future. Tom will share some of things that were central to his ministry with us.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

VESPERS SERVICE 7 PM COMMUNITY ROOM

May is such an extraordinary and joyful month of flowering trees and greening grass and sunny days. In this vesper service we will focus on this time of the year and the blessings it brings. This beautiful candlelight service will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello with several church members contributing music under Mike Pfitzer's direction. You are welcome to bring a short poem or reading that focuses on this wonderful time of the year. Vespers is a 45 minute service of readings, reflection, music, and sharing. Tom introduced this service to us many years ago and this will be his last vesper service. Come and enjoy the peace of the evening as we reflect on this beautiful time of the year.

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

9AM Service in the Community Room 11AM Service in the Sanctuary
There are 2 different services this Sunday

Sunday March 14, 2017
Mothers Day
9AM in the Community Room
"Ask the Minister"
Our minister will be retiring soon and maybe there is something that you have been just dying to ask him.
Well, here is your chance! We will have a simple Mothers' Day Service and then, instead of a sermon,
Tom will respond to your questions.

11 AM in the Sanctuary
Youth Service/Coming of Age
This service will be planned and presented by our senior youth and will include the sharing of credos by the youth who are completing the Coming of Age program. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful group of youth.
Please come and celebrate and worship with them.

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

TEACH-IN SUNDAY

Few, if any, in our liberal faith would label themselves "white supremacists," yet the evidence is clear that in many ways we still maintain a white supremacist culture. We talk "Black Lives Matter" and reject the idea that white supremacy should play any part in our churches and institutions, but our actions and the biases we bring to decision-making sometimes reflect something else. We are still walking "the stony road" to full racial equality. The obstacles to a truly equal and non-racist church and society are much less blatant, but still very much present. This morning we, along with over 600 UU congregations across the country, will address the hidden influences of the white supremacy legacy and what we can do, even right here at FPC, to move beyond it. At the conclusion of the formal worship there will be an opportunity to share your thoughts with others in small facilitated groups. The Rev. Tom Rosiello will be preaching and members of our Racial Justice Task Force will participate in the morning's program. Worship will include words of African Americans and inspiring music from the African American tradition.

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

There will just be one service today at 11 AM due to the Ferry Beach Retreat

The Rev. Tom Rosiello leading worship and preaching.
Some suggest that humor itself is a spiritual practice and a good laugh is certainly good for both the body and the soul. During Rev. Tom’s 15 years as minister there have been many times of serious worship and exploration of important issues. There have been times of accomplishment, celebration, and of course some sad times. But there have also been lots of humorous times in and out of church. This morning we will journey on the lighter human side of ministry. Come and have a good laugh and enjoy the spiritual uplift of a little humor.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Rev. Tom Rosiello leading worship and preaching.
We all experience the struggle to be our authentic selves, but those folks for whom this struggle involves a transition from one gender to another face daunting challenges. Within their stories of transformation are many other stories of how their change has affected others. In the present political climate, voices of prejudice and misunderstanding are attempting to block and even take away hard-won rights for transgender folks . Affirming the equal worth and dignity of every person is fundamental to our faith and it is wonderful that we have both transgender youth and adults in our congregation, some of whom have felt comfortable enough to share their journey with us.
This winter in Mexico (perhaps not the place where you would expect this to happen) Rev. Rosiello had the opportunity to spend time and be inspired by several people who understand this journey firsthand. For more information about his experience please read his article in this issue of The Chronicle and please join us for a worship service where we learn from those stories and affirm our support for transgender folks and their families.

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