Some Keep the Sabbath – A Collaborative Service Led by Rick Taylor

In her poem “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,” Emily Dickinson tells us that spirituality extends beyond the confines of church: that some have private spiritual practices, in her case “With a Bobolink for a Chorister / And an Orchard, for a Dome.” Responding to the Rev. Alex Jensen’s call for radical vulnerability, three members of our Beloved Community will speak about their own spiritual practices. Together, we will represent the great diversity in our understanding and practice of spirituality and our collective celebration and nurturing of that diversity. Click here to join the livestream of this worship service

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Radical Vulnerability – Rev. Alex Jensen with Lisa Reitzes

Being vulnerable is scary. Dr. Brené Brown reminds us that it’s “the heart, the center of meaningful human experiences”. Why is vulnerability so good––and yet so challenging––for us and those around us? Our worship services are currently offered in person in our sanctuary and online via our YouTube Channel. Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 23.

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June Community Circle Replaces 4th Sunday Worship

Due to our Annual meeting falling on the first Sunday of June our community circle was moved from the first Sunday to the 4th Sunday for June.  Look for an RSVP to this community circle in the Westside Week eNewsletter. The community circle will take place from 10:00-12:00 on Sunday,  June 25th.  Doors open at 9:3o for coffee and conversation.

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What We Value in Our Beloved Community: A Multigenerational RE Celebration Service – Rev. Carter Smith, DRE Jade Wilde with Chris Darnell as Worship Assoc.

Join us in this annual celebration of our children and youth and their rite of passage transitions into kindergarten, middle school, high school, and young adulthood. Our creative liturgy will engage all ages in considering what we value in our Westside community, and in expressing our gratitude for the gifts we share. Click here to join the livestream of this worship service on Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 am. 

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Remembrance: A Poetry Service – Lisa Reitzes

In the return of the much-beloved Poetry Service, Lisa Reitzes as Worship Associate will be joined by several Westside members serving as poetry readers and performers on the theme of “Remembrance.” Click here to join the livestream of this worship service on Sunday, May28 at 10:30 am.

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Love at the Center – Rev. Sarah Schurr with Carter Smith

As a larger faith community, we are reviewing the part of our UUA bylaws that tell the world who we are and what is important to us.  Rev. Sarah Schurr is our contact on the UUA staff, and will share how these statements have changed in the past and what possible changes are being suggested today.  What do you think is the most important value you want us to hold up?  Some say it should be “love”. Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, May 14.

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Circle for the Planet – Carter Smith with Rick Taylor and WSUU Environmental Justice Team

In these complex and difficult times, how can we cultivate spiritual grounding to help us build right relationship with our more-than-human world? And, what opportunities are opened to us when we approach this work from a lens of Environmental Justice? Join Rev. Carter and the Environmental Justice Change Team for this Earth Day service. Click here to join the livestream of this service at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 23.

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Revival! Rev. Carter Smith with Lisa Reitzes

Join together for a celebration of the coming springtime, the persistence of life that we honor this time each year. Our minister, Carter Smith will share about the traditions around this world that honor the hope and renewal of this season. We will hold our annual flower communion this Sunday, a century-old UU tradition where all are invited to delight in the sharing of flowers. Please bring a flower with you to add to our shared vases. Please note: this will be a multi-generational service appropriate for all ages. Nursery care will be available for ages 0-5. Click here to

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