Elaine Castles and Marjorie Iburg – “Seeing White” – Over the past several months, twelve members of our congregation have participated in a series of “Seeing White” learning circles facilitated by Jody Feldman of First Unitarian Church in Portland. The purpose of this group was to … read more.
This month’s theme is “Reconciliation & Regeneration”
Regeneration can occur because we are worn down or because a relationship has broken in some fundamental and tragic way: a marriage, a friendship, a small working group, a covenant, etc. In these situations, the process of regeneration often requires reconciliation. The steps of reconciliation may vary, but they include seeking the truth of what happened, both how and why; hearing the feelings of another’s experience; taking responsibility for one’s actions; making time and space for healing; atoning by expressing remorse and making amends; seeking and extending forgiveness; (re)building trust, and more. Promises made, broken, and renewed. Though imperfect, we have the capacity to begin again in love.
In-Person Worship – What to Expect
MCUUF offers worship services at 10:00 on Sunday mornings in several different formats. On the first Sunday of the month, the service is online only; you can receive a copy of the Zoom link by emailing our office at [email protected] On the third Sunday of the month, the service is in person only at the Rockford Grange. And on the second and fourth Sundays, the service if offered both in person at the Grange and on Zoom. On these “hybrid” Sundays, screens allow those attending in person and those on Zoom to see and interact with one another. We ask that in-person attendees be up to date on their COViD vaccinations and stay home if they are feeling ill. Our meeting space is well ventilated, we offer plenty of space between seats, and we have hand sanitizer available. Mask are optional, but we do strongly recommend masking to protect the most vulnerable among us. We’re still working on developing nursery and childcare options during in-person services. We hope to have those up and running soon. Until then your children are most welcome in worship. We have an adjoining ‘wiggle room’ where you can see and hear the service. For more information contact the office at [email protected] or leave us a message at 541.241.6771. And we look forward to having you join us on Sunday morning.