May 13, 2018

We Sing Our Thanks and Praise
Rev. Cayer, worship leader; Gerda Presson, worship associate
Music: Eno River Singers choirs

Gratitude is a practice that can help us live with meaning, hope, and joy, despite the reality that at times life is painful and unjust.


May 6, 2018

Coming of Age Service
John Bush, Julia Tyler and Coming of Age Youth, worship leaders
Music: Kate Lewis, Coming of Age youth

Our Coming of Age youth have been busy all year and this morning they lead the service and share their credos.   The truth, love and support flowing through this service always make it one of the most inspiring of the year. 

April 29, 2018

Expressive Acts: Outward Manifestations of Inward Power
Rev. Jacqueline Brett, worship leader. Virginia Williams, worship associate

Writer Margaret Wheatley says, "An expressive act is not to achieve a goal outside myself / but to express a conviction / a leading, a truth that is within me.” What convictions are we expressing, what truths lie within each of us? How might we know?

April 22, 2018

Church of What We Know

In our continued celebration of Blue Boat Home Weekend, singer songwriter Peter Mayer delivers today's sermon. He writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

April 15, 2018

More Than the Sum of Our Parts
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader. Marc Maxmiester, worship associate

Ant and bee colonies operate without hierarchy, on the basis of shared information, with individuals acting within clearly defined roles.  Out of this elegant simplicity, complex societies emerge that enable the group to do what no single individual is able to achieve.   People have the power to do this too.  Where might the holy be in all this?

Special Music by the Beloved Community Chorus

April 8, 2018

Emergence of the New South
Mateo Arnold, Joan Tilghman and Rev. Cayer, service leaders.

The musician, Astor Piazzolla, felt the pull of Argentina always pulling him south, toward home.  What's the pull in our South today?   What's newly emerging here that's pulling us home?  

Music: ERUUF wind quintet, Wuudwhims

April 1, 2018

Easter: A Surging of Power
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader

This morning we celebrate the power of new life, even after the darkest times, with readings, stories and music.  Our sources are the Christian tradition, and the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was killed 50 years ago this April 4.  What surging power enables us to move forward with love?  We end the service with the Hallelujah Chorus for All.

Bring a flower this morning to add to our common bouquets.  Later in the service we’ll each choose a different flower; this is an affirmation that in community we each have unique gifts to give and receive from one another.

March 25, 2018

Spring Music Service

Guest artist and scholar Dr Raymond Wise conducts our combined choirs as we explore gospel music’s long history in sustaining Black lives. Rev. Nan L. White, UU guest minister who holds degrees in music as well as ministry, will lead the worship service with Dr. Kevin Badanes.

March 18, 2018

Left to Our Own Devices 
 Rev. Cayer, Worship  leader 

This morning we’ll look at the ways we use social media personally and socially for better or worse, and consider how we might tip the balance toward the common good.   Jim McCrae, Worship Associate.  Avante will perform special music.


March 11, 2018

Stewards of Love: What Will We Bring to the Table? 
Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz, Guest Preacher.

River Folk provide the morning's special music.

Our UU tradition tells us that life and love are abundant, and most of the time we recognize that we have been abundantly blessed. Through storytelling and exploring images ancient and modern, the Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem will examine what calls us to be stewards of our living tradition. 

March 4, 2018

Stewards of Self  
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.

 This morning's guest musicians are Beats in the Bones, a local women's a capella group. With drums. 

What is self care? Is it a spa date that leaves us looking really good and totally focused on our self? How might self care help us go beyond the limits of our small self so we can serve others well? 


February 25, 2018

Stewards of Justice
Rev. Deborah Cayer, worship leader.

Paul Baerman, guest musician.

A wise steward is one who not only takes care of someone else's treasure - they care for it so well that the treasure increases. What if we approached our Justice work as stewards? What is in our care? What's the best way to make it increase?