12.22.13,Kwanzaa, Queen Nur, Rev. Kent Matthies, and Abayomi Awodesu

We will have a joyous time lighting candles, telling stories, and moving to the beats of African drumming.  Queen Nur and Abayomi Awodesu, two superb storytellers will bring us on journeys not to be missed!  We will celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

On the Passionate Ride, Elaine Silver

Elaine Silver is a seasoned musician, songwriter, touring and recording artist.  She is also a “Certified Passion Test” Facilitator and was personally trained in 2008 by Chris and Janet Attwood, the co-authors of the NY Times bestselling book, The Passion Test. Her music-inspired program will give our members an inside look at this powerful and often life-changing […]

Christmas Eve Family Service, Rev. Kent Matthies, Jody Whelden, Joan Javier-Duval, Mark Daugherty and USG Choir

“No Room at All” by Bernice Webb The innkeeper’s children, Aaron and Sarah, are curious about the guests that have arrived at their family’s inn. Do they have enough light in the stable? Will the baby get cold? The unexpected arrival of these guests challenge Aaron, Sarah, and their family to show true hospitality and […]

A Ceremony of Carols performed by the USG Choir, directed by Mark Daugherty with Kimberly Rowe, harpist

Come hear a holiday musical classic – Benjamin Britten’s charming “A Ceremony of Carols.” Written in the darkest year of World War II, somehow Britten managed to find joy and beauty during that time and he produced a classic Christmas choral work of unparalleled sophistication and craft. It’s wonderful music that engages the mind as […]

Peace, Love and Joy with Elaine Silver

The theme for this very special, intergenerational worship service is “Peace, Love and Joy.” Our magnificent guest musician, Elaine Silver, will create two 20-minute periods of music, poetry, spoken word and audience participation for all ages. Elaine has a singing voice you’ll never forget: it is stunningly clear, rich and supple. She sings a cappella […]