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AUGUST

Sunday Services

A UU THEOLOGY / COSMOLOGY OF THE BEATLES

“It is often said that each Beatles’ album utilizes tonal language that is unique from any of their other albums.  Although some artists intentionally make changes in     efforts to appear more towards a certain demographic, members of The Beatles have been quoted numerous times as saying they often changed musical tones and styles out of sheer boredom – they were simply interested in exploring a different musical language.

Intentional or not, the tones and chords of the Beatles are both beautiful and unorthodox…”

– The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University

Unorthodox, open to change, exploration, difference, beautiful …. Join us for a month of looking at UU cosmology/theology through the language and music of the Beatles!

 

Sunday, August 6  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle and Andi Kramer 

10:30 AM Service:  “Love Me Do – An Ode to John Ort”

“Reverence and respect for human nature is at the core of Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith.  We believe that all the dimensions of our being carry the potential to do good.  We celebrate the gifts of being human:  our intelligence and capacity for observation and reason; our senses and ability to appreciate beauty; our creativity; our feelings and emotions.” – Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker, minister, theologian, and author

Featuring “Love Me Do”, “I Will” and “And I Love Her”

Following the service, the congregation is encouraged to participate in the interment of John Ort’s remains in our Memorial Garden. 

 

Sunday, August 13  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle and Hal Gurian  

10:30 AM Service:  “Yesterday:  Reflections and the Search for Meaning”

The 4th Principle of Unitarian Universalism is “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”  How do we find meaning?  What is the role of reflecting upon the past?  This service will offer ample time for quiet meditation.

Featuring “Yesterday“, “In My Life” and “The Long and Winding Road”

 

Sunday, August 20  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle and Betsy Emdin   

10:30 AM Service:  “You Say You Want a Revolution”

UU’s 5th and 6th principles remind us to aspire to “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”  The sixth principle encourages us to build toward “a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”

Featuring “We Can Work It Out”, “Eleanor Rigby” and “Here Comes the Sun”

 

Sunday, August 27  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle and Mark Dragovich 

10:30 AM Service:  “All You Need is Love”

The 7th Principle of Unitarian Universalism reminds us to have “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”  In this final service we will touch on the many themes of how awesome people can be when we think BIG.

Featuring “I’ll Follow the Sun”, “Across the Universe” and “With a Little Help from My Friends”

For this last service on the Beatles, wear your ‘60s best  –  beads, bell bottoms and tie dye!

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday Services

SEEKING TOGETHER

Our September Sundays will start our program year off by exploring the harmony we have in our diversity as seekers, together.

 

Sunday, September 3  –  Lay-led Service with Karen Mars and Mark Dragovich

10:30 AM Service:  TBA

 

Sunday, September 10  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle

10:30 AM Service:  “We Begin Again in Love”

Join us for a most cherished UUCGT tradition:  Resumption Sunday!  Beloved hymns and inspirational readings to start our new program year off right!  We are a community of seekers.  What are your hopes and dreams for UUCGT?

 

Sunday, September 17  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle

10:30 AM Service:  TBA

 

Sunday, September 24  –  Rabbi Chava Bahle

10:30 AM Service:  “Seekers Together – Three Journeys”

As we close our month of exploring what it means to be seekers together, Rabbi Chava is seeking 3 people to share a taste of their journeys with the community.  What was your journey to us?  Do you identify as a Christian UU?  Are you a Buddhist UU?  Are you part of the LBGTQ+ community?  Please contact Rabbi Chava to tell a bit of your story as a seeker who lives in the UUCGT beloved community.