January's theme: Integrity
1/5/20 - 'A New Year'
January's theme is "Integrity" and we will explore this through a sermon from the Rev. Amanda Witherspoon of the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda MD. She explores the idea of cultivating the energy of a new year to produce real, substantial growth.
1/12/20 - Service Sunday
Rather than a regular service, we will gather to put all of the holiday decorations away and get cleaned up to start the new year off right.
1/19/20 - 'Integrity'
We will continue our focus on the topic of Integrity from the Soul Matters curriculum. There will be regular Religious Education classes for the children.
February's theme: ResilienceWe will continue our focus on the topic of Integrity from the Soul Matters curriculum. Regular Religious Education classes for children
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.