Greetings to All:
Due to the Covid 19 virus and the recommendations of the UU, we are cancelling services for the next two weeks. As events unfold we will continue to reevaluate when to resume our services.
Even though we will not be meeting for services, we remain a strong and connected community. I want to strongly encourage anyone who needs anything during these strange and unsettling times to reach out to the each other and to the members of the Board.
Stay well, stay connected and wash your hands.
April's theme: Liberation
March's theme: Wisdom
3/1/20 - 'Luminescence'
We will celebrate the uniquely UU holiday of Luminescence. Luminescence is a time for recognition, reflection, refocus and renewal. This is a meditative service with a candle lighting ceremony.
3/8/20 - '12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing'
We will watch a video by the writer Ann Lamott "12 truths I learned from life and writing", and there will be Religious Education classes for the children.
All are welcome to join in the meditative experience of shamanic journeying to the beat of a drum. It's a great way to gain spiritual insight, practice your journey skills, enjoy the company of wonderful spirited people and shake off the cares of your day. Bring your healing intentions too!
WHAT ARE SUUF SERVICES LIKE?
Skylands UU is a lay-led congregation, meaning that members from the Fellowship manage all aspects of our organization, through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards. Lay members also design and lead the majority of Sunday Services, which follow a monthly theme. We also invite outside members of the community to occasionally lead services. During the fall and spring we generally have one Sunday each month that is a "Service Sunday", where we all work on buildings and grounds projects together rather than having a presentation.
Each service follows a similar format including chalice lighting, readings, music, a time for expression of Joys & Concerns, Offeratory, a children's story, closing words, and extinguishing the chalice. The content of the main presentation can be very different week to week so we encourage folks to come back a few times to get a feel for the full range of all we have to offer.
There are also classes for the children during many services, although there are also services designed to be multigenerational and include children.