Speaker: Rev. Norman Allen

Morning Gathering – Online Only

On Christmas Morning, Rev. Norm hosts an informal, online-only gathering for reflection and conversation. Framed by a Chalice Lighting, Reading, and Benediction, the service is an opportunity to simply be together in conversation on a wintry Sunday morning. Join us as you are able. Online … read more.

A Candlelit Christmas Eve

On Saturday evening, we welcome you to a quietly joyous Christmas Eve service of “Lessons & Carols.” Together, we’ll lift up the hope found in the tale of an extraordinary child born into poverty on a midwinter night. If you’re joining from home, have a … read more.

A Holiday Pageant!

Join us as we bring the beloved Christmas story to life. A rollicking pageant will transform the community into a cast of thousands as our children and guest stars bring us together in story and song. This festive morning is the perfect prelude to our … read more.

Days of Wonder

This Sunday, as the planet dips toward the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the stories inspired by the season, from an ancient lamp casting shadows in the Temple, to a star streaking across the sky, to the gift of milk and honey offered to a traveling … read more.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

During our annual service in remembrance of the transgender people whose lives were lost to violence and hate in the past year, we lift up the names of the beloved and honor their courage. We also find joy on this Sunday morning as we celebrate … read more.

Crossing the Threshold

Thresholds are powerful spaces, offering us the opportunity to explore and discover. We cross them when we leave home, change careers, become empty-nesters, and have the courage to leave – or to enter – a relationship. Join us this Sunday as we explore the many … read more.

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your furry, finned, and feathered friends to our annual Blessing of the Animals – or bring along a photo or a favorite stuffed animal. All are welcome! This multi-generational service typically centers on the story of St. Francis of Assisi but this year we … read more.

The Mysteries that Lie Beyond

In our second service devoted to the exploration of our mortality, we turn to Universalist forebear Rev. Olympia Brown. Of the dead, she preached, “The everlasting doors have opened to some of our dearest and they have been permitted to behold the mysteries that lie … read more.

Death, Be Not Proud

Four centuries ago, poet John Donne wrote the famous lines: “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.” In a two-part sermon series, we defy our culture’s avoidance of mortality and explore the timeless questions faced by our … read more.