Caron Carnahan

Jettison the Old, Believe in the New: Fire Communion

Join us for a traditional UU Fire Communion service.  We’ll welcome the New Year by building a symbolic fire, to which we will commit our cares and worries on small pieces of paper.  As they burn, our concerns are released, while our hopes rise like phoenixes from the ashes.  We’ll finish with a period of chanting … Continued

Sacred Spaces:  An Architecture For Liberal Religion

LISTEN: What makes a space sacred? We’ll explore the evolution of church architecture from the ornate to the rational, with emphases on the period from the design of Meadville UUC to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL.  

Mantras

Summer service in Parish House.

Beloved Community for All: Welcoming and Including Our Transgender Congregants

LISTEN: The Spring 2019 issue of UU World included an article which was meant to provide information about transgender issues within the UUA.  Instead, its insensitive format provoked hurt, dismay and anger in the UU trans community.  This service will explore the language and approaches we can use in interacting with our trans congregants.  

Moving into Twilight

As we come together in community following summer and ease into the season of autumn, we become aware of the subtle shift in the earth’s natural light and its energy. Our minds, too, subtly shift gears:  the transition into the stillness of the winter months begins.  

Earth Teach Me Stillness

Mother Earth can help bring us energy and calm.  In observance of Earth Day, we will have a shortened service in the Sanctuary, followed by a few mindfulness practices on the Square.

We No Longer Have the Right to Remain Silent

The UUA selected the Rev. Paul Rasor’s, “Reclaiming Prophetic Witness:  Liberal Religion in the Public Square” to be its Common Read for 2014-15.  Timely when written, and perhaps even more so now, the author addresses head-on our UU tendency to avoid using religious references in our social justice work. This service will share Rasor’s premise that engaging in social … Continued