Continuing our welcoming theme, we are inspired during this week of the Jewish High Holy Days to reflect on welcoming renewal into our own lives and relationships, moving forward into restoration and new beginnings. We will also welcome the owners of Chicory Market as we hear from them about the renewal and new beginnings of our local year-round farmers' market, and their intention to help build welcoming community by connecting local farmers and buyers.
Curious about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford? Been wondering what this UU thing is? Come discover how folks with many different personal beliefs can thrive together through shared principles and covenant. "We need not think alike to love alike."
Our Open House is a multigenerational service for guests, members, and friends. Several of our congregation, from long-time members to those who have just arrived here in Oxford, will share their stories of this place and what being a UU is all about.
Childcare and Religious Exploration provided. We will have light refreshments following the service.
Faith can be a wonderful thing – if you have it.
But what if you don’t even have a clue what faith is? What then?
Can faith be created? Is God necessary? What’s religion got to do with it?
Are there really any answers?
Six months ago, Allen Leache rejoined our congregation after a three year absence. This Sunday, he renews a Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford tradition of Personal Witness as he discusses why he had to leave and why he had to return.
It is a story of crises and discovery, and ultimately, a matter of faith.
Please join us.
Rev. Gail Tapscott, retired Unitarian Universalist minister and UUCO member calls us to think about labor as a justice issue as well as work as a venue for spiritual practice. Rev. Gail once helped organize a local teacher's union and worked with union activities for over a decade as a board member of the South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice group. Jaz Brisack joins us as a reader. There will be special music. LuAnne Buchanan is Service Leader
We celebrate that each of us is like a rivulet coming to form a might river of UU congregants, readying for another year of learning and growing together.
Throughout this month, we've been focusing on the topic of transformation. Acknowledging the time we live in, the tragic events in Charlottesville, we recognize that our challenge now as a community is to be present and live our values out loud. And be open to learning and becoming a community of transformation. Come share your stories of transformation, hear messages of hope and action, and sing to uplift your soul. Dinorah Sapp and Rev. Gail Stratton, Service Leaders
“What does it mean to be a community of transformation?” Life is about growth, change and and transformation. On this Sunday, through story and song we will be exploring some of how we shape our own lives as individuals and also how collectively we can shape the life of the congregation.
For this service we will be adding a “Blessing of the Backpacks” as the children in our congregation head back to school, whether they attend school or are homeschooled. Children are encouraged to bring their backpacks, bags or folders for the congregation to bless them! Rev. Gail Stratton will be leading the service.
UUCO members who attended General Assembly in New Orleans in June will share their stories, lessons learned, and insights. Come hear new perspectives, songs, experiences, and get ready for Kansas City, Missouri, in 2018!