Sunday Services

February 5th

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?”

Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

The introductory materials to month’s theme of “desire” seem decidedly un-Buddhist as they say “get out there this month and get your heart broken,” arguing “heartbreak and heartache are not dangers to be avoided; they are signs that we are living fully and leaning into the holy dis-ease that makes us most human.” Heartbreak might be one way of describing what many people are feeling these days. – ERS


February 12th


Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

Yes, I know that you didn’t expect to see this as a title.  But this is Darwin Day, and I think that if we understand evolution, we have to be concerned about what’s happening to the life on this earth that stands in need of salvation from the problems human activities are causing.  – ERS


February 19th

“Whitney Young”

Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

To celebrate Black History Month, I’ll look at the life of Whitney Young.  Young grew up in Kentucky, and when he went to work for the Urban League in Omaha, he and his wife joined the UU church there.  He went on to join UU congregations in Atlanta and in White Plains when he lived in those cities. – ERS


February 26th

“The Interconnected Web and Midwest Leadership School”

Barb Friedland, DLRE and Tony Sweazy Co-hosts

Midwest Leadership School (MWLS) has been a powerful, positive experience for youth and adults alike.  MWLS isn’t just about individual  experiences but also about the ways that people come together from across our region.  Come hear the stories of folk who’ve been there and be inspired to explore your own leadership path.


March 5th

“Putting the Pieces Together”

Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

That’s a temporary title – we’re still thinking about what to call our canvass theme.  But this is Canvass Kick-off Sunday (sometimes known as the Sermon on the Amount), and I’ll look at the rewards of generosity. – ERS