“The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right” — led by the Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, senior co-minister. Dr. King used his time wisely, doing what was right, not when it was convenient, but when it was necessary. The Friends of the Howe House have learned that doing what is right is an urgent demand that only a coalition joined in a network of mutuality can fulfill.
Sermon Category: Rev. Anya
01-01-23 UUCM New Year's Day Jazz Brunch and Worship Service "Out of the Flames" - led by the Revs. Anya and Scott Sammler-Michael. This very special worship event includes live jazz and a fire communion. We will set the past years refuse aflame and prepare emotionally and spiritually for the good that will come.
"Christmas Presence" - led by the Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, senior co-minister. This is the time of the year for story telling. In ancient cultures stories were shared only during the dark and cold months of the year - times when warm hearth fires drew people close to one another in community.
“Joy! Holiday Pageantry and Faithful Preparation”— led by the Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, senior co-minister and Judith Hogan, religious education director. All ages are engaged in worship as we together become the no-rehearsal-holiday-pageant! We will share joy and moments of wonder and awe as our Family Choir sings and an ageless story is told.
“How We Are Changed Together” - led by the Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael. This is the Sunday for our annual Harvest Bread Communion. Bakers have prepared loaves from their own traditions, and members at different stages will testify to their experience of being changed as a result of their engagement with our congregation. We will also hold a Naming Ceremony for transgender, gender non-conforming and gender queer individuals, we will recognize the departure of Administrator Danielle Carlo, our Choir will sing, and our Coming of Age Class will participate in various aspects of our service.
This service gives us the space to reflect on the ways that we have been changed as individuals and as a community by the challenges and attendant wisdom gained over the past three years. Music, joy and a New Member Ceremony add to the gift of this gathering.