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“Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”

Revs. Elaine & Axel Gehrmann, Ray Krise & Robin Jensen
Join us for stories of the season, carols and candlelight. All ages are welcome! And please bring a plate of cookies to share. If you would like to join our service via Zoom, please click … read more.

“Winter Dreaming” — Music Service

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann, Music Director Camille Hatton
For our annual winter holiday Music Sunday, Camille Hatton, Lucy Faridany and our UUCMP Community Choir will share an inspiring assortment of “dreamy” music, reminding us that in the winter darkness, new dreams can be born. If you would … read more.

“Little Drummer”

Revs. Axel & Elaine Gehrmann and DRE Elizabeth Granado

Join us for a multi-generational holiday pageant celebrating the spirit of the season, the blessings of love, and the gifts we each have to offer. If you would like to join our service via Zoom, please click … read more.

“The Wonder of a Child”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann & Corey Brunson, Worship Associate
The winter holiday season, leading us into the longest nights of the year, will likely evoke a diversity of feelings and associations for each of us. A multitude of secular stories and religious observances, social conventions and family traditions strike … read more.

“Small Change – the Nickels and Dimes of Transformation”

Ray Krise and Bjorn Nilson
In the Western world we tend to see change as the broad strokes of history: the medieval dark ages, the Enlightenment, the Reformation, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Information. That’s great for the history books but it’s not how we … read more.

“Our Changing Celebrations”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and W.A. Ann Jacobson

Holidays, traditions and rituals are a central part of being human. The many ways we mark time and seasons and important events are notable for their consistency, and yet they are also changing, and sometimes very rapidly. How … read more.

“If Change Were Inevitable”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W.A. Kathleen Craig
Some say humankind can be divided into two distinct groups: Those of us who resist change, and those who embrace or even relish change. In my experience, most people fall into the first group. (I do.) We tend to … read more.

“The Seasons They Go Round and Round”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and W.A. Lauren Keenan

Our seasons change based on the position of our Earth in relation to our Sun. We mark these changes in our gardens, in the light and darkness of our mornings and evenings, and in our created human rhythms of … read more.

“Of Serenity and Courage”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W.A. Ann Jacobson
In his well-known prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr asks for the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, the courage to change what can be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference. When we have the capacity to make meaningful … read more.

“It’s Hard to Say I’m Sorry ”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and W.A. Corey Brunson
Sometimes, even with our best intentions, we mess up, we say the wrong thing, we do something hurtful, we don’t follow through, or otherwise act in less-than-ideal ways. At times like these, a sincere apology can be helpful, but … read more.