MUSIC: Sun Sep 24, 2023 – Adam Kent

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Solo piano works about animals, people, and their interconnectedness are featured this Sunday morning, along with an Offertory from the dynamic Forces (Christian and Kim, that is)! Feel free to lend your voices to the Postlude, too, with its vision of “harmony and understanding.” Read on for programming details. Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano Butterfly, …

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GRACE NOTES: Sep 13, 2023 – Rev. Kimberley Debus

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We’ve been talking about belonging this month, so of course the Dunning-Kruger effect means I keep seeing articles and memes about belonging. I ran across a blog post by consultant Julian Stodd, who works with organizations around strategy, collaboration, and social leadership. In his post, Stodd shared some questions that we might take up when …

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MUSIC: Sun Sep 17, 2023 – Adam Kent

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We’re pleased to welcome back violinist Elena Peres for a performance of Kol Nidre, the traditional prayer of Yom Kippur Eve services. Read on for more programming information. Prelude: Adam Kent, piano From Fiddler on the Roof ~ Jerry Bock“Sabbath Prayer”“Sunrise, Sunset” Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer, accompanied by Georgianna Pappas “Draw …

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MUSIC: Sun Sep 10, 2023 – Adam Kent

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Serene, turbulent, purifying – this Sunday’s musical selections celebrate water in all its manifestations and the ways we wallow in it or bridge over it. Read on for programming details and stay tuned for spoken introductions. Gathering Music – Adam Kent, pianofrom Poems of the Sea ~ Ernest Bloch“Waves”“At Sea” Meditation:Deep River ~ Traditional Spiritual, …

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GRACE NOTES: Sep 5, 2023 – Rev. Kimberley Debus

CUUC Worship Retreat in August 2023

One of the things I love about Facebook is the parade of “first day of classes” photos – from the littlest children to the grown adults – the celebration of the first day is something special. Similarly, I love the parade of Ingathering photos from our congregations – showing off the decorated tables and the …

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GRACE NOTES: Aug 25, 2023 – Rev. Kimberley Debus

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It is such an honor to be back amongst you – the 2019-20 sabbatical seems so long ago and like just yesterday. My ministry with you this time is different: instead of holding Rev. Meredith’s ministry while he took a restorative sabbatical, I am working as part of a beautiful ministry and staff team to …

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MUSIC: Sun Jun 18 – Adam Kent

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A wide range of music by composers of African descent representing diverse historical periods and styles is featured in this morning’s Juneteenth celebration. Read on for programming details and stay tuned for spoken introductions. Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano Troubled Waters Margaret Bonds Birmingham BreakdownIt Don’t Mean a Thing Duke Ellington Opening Music:Peacherine Rag Scott …

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