Sunday Morning Services

RVUUF choir members singing in RVUUF's Great Hall

RVUUF Choir performs during Sunday worship. Photo courtesy of Annette Lewis

Services take place each Sunday morning in RVUUF’s Great Hall. Gathering music begins at 10:25 a.m. and the service starts at 10:30 a.m. If you’d like to begin Sunday fellowship early, consider joining a 25-year UU breakfast tradition at a restaurant on Ashland’s Plaza. The group currently meets at Greenleaf, 49 N. Main St. in Ashland, and usually sits upstairs. Arrival is between 8:45 and 9 a.m.

The RVUUF Choir uplifts the congregation with its voices, and new members are welcome. Our Religious Explorations program for children and youth is offered each Sunday during the service, including nursery care for toddlers and infants. Afterwards we offer coffee and tea with social time, allowing you to meet and greet each other as we build Beloved Community together.

April 23: The Practice of Transformation
Lois Pettinger will reflect on individual and community transformation, exploring the behaviors, events and experiences that have helped us grow and morph as individuals and as members of our spiritual community.

April 30: Children’s service
A special children’s service is being held to commemorate Día del Niño (Children’s Day, an annual celebration observed in Mexico on April 30 each year). As this is a fifth Sunday, the offering will go to the Ministerial Discretionary Fund, which exists to offer financial support to those in dire need.

May 7: “A Holy Exchange”
Rev. Nan L. White will share two stories, one from an ancient theist and one from a contemporary atheist revealing how they are more similar than different when it comes to sharing compassion with a stranger. Offering for the Food Bank will be received. After social time, an informational congregational meeting will be held to prepare for the annual meeting on May 21, 2017.

May 14: “A Circle of Care”
Honoring the lives of children on Mother’s Day is an important ritual for any congregation that values the responsibility to nurture and support future generations. Parents will offer their children to be dedicated in a ceremony led by Rev. White. Her homily is titled “A Circle of Care.” This service also includes a Joy and Sorrow ritual.

May 21: UU Annual Flower Communion
Rev. Nan L. White will lead the traditional UU Annual Flower Communion. Please arrive by bringing one flower to exchange on this special Sunday. As you enter, place your flower on the table in the center of the Great Hall. The third Sunday offering will be received and given. RVUUF’s annual congregational meeting for voting members will occur following social time.