July Services

One Service at 10:00 AM at UUCD
and via Zoom email officemanager@uudanbury.org for Zoom link

Sunday, July 3  We the People             Rev. Julie Taylor 

It is time to celebrate Independence Day and General Assembly! On this holiday weekend we recognize the democratic process both within the context of this nation and the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

Rev. Julie Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist community minister specializing in critical incident response, community crisis and pastoral care. Julie is the Senior Director of Contextual Ministry and an affiliate professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School. In addition, Julie serves as a chaplain (Capt) with the New York Air National Guard and on the board of the UU Trauma Response Ministry. An ordained minister since 2001, Julie has served UU congregations in New York City and St. Louis and volunteered with multiple crisis and disaster response organizations. A sought-after speaker and teacher, Julie has contributed chapters to several books on the subject of spiritual care and crisis. Agitating, preaching, and working towards dismantling systems of White Supremacy are key in Julie’s theology and work. 

Sunday, July 10 Confessions of an Idiot Liberal Communist 
Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rudoff 

It may seem as if there are easy answers to the debate over gun control, but there aren’t, no matter what side you find yourself on. This message tries to make some sense of that debate and the love affair with guns. 

Sunday, July 17 Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny 
Rev. Susan Frederick Gray, UUA President 

In this pre-recorded service, we are reminded that covenant—our promises about how to be together and in the larger world—is our religious response to our fundamental interdependence. Our practice of covenant echoes the theology of our Universalist and Unitarian ancestors, even as our promises, today, knit us together within our Unitarian Universalist communities. Those promises also shape our moral lives, calling us to extend care to the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our human family, rather than falling back on distorted notions of individual freedom. 

Sunday, July 24      Broadway Sunday   

A lay led service Coordinated by Suzanne Fritsch-Hall One of the six sources we draw from in living out our Unitarian Universalist principles is the direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder. Many people find that experience through the arts: theater, music, dance, and more. This Sunday is dedicated to the spiritual experiences lived through seeing and singing Broadway! 

Sunday, July 31 Loving Eighty (80)! 

A lay led service by Marcia Brooker 

Marcia will explore some of the joys of being an 80 year old and observations/stats this age group.

Summer Sunday Lineup:
August 7 Rev. Kathleen Rudoff
August 14 Rev. Sierra-Marie Gerfao
August 21 Rev. Kathleen Rudoff
August 28 Guest minister Rev. D.L Helfer

Pathway to Membership Class with Rev. Kathleen
Sunday, August 28th

The class will start 15 minutes after the service ends (approximately 11:15 start time). It will run for 1.5 hours,
and will be held in person at UUCD, with option to join virtually.
In this workshop, you will…
• Learn about Unitarian Universalism
• Discover what UU Danbury can offer you
• Receive information about how to become a member