October Services

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

Sunday, October 2      Blessing of the Animals     Rev. Kathleen Rudoff and Sierra-Marie Gerfao 

This multigenerational service is about gratitude for all the earth’s creatures that connect with us in the interdependent web of life. Pets that are caged, or very well behaved on a leash, as well as photos of pets, and special stuffed animals, are welcome to attend. A special section of the Fellowship Hall will be set aside for those who do not wish to sit near any pets. Sierra-Marie and Rev. Kathleen will be offering a blessing to each pet. Those who attend online are encouraged send to Rev. Kathleen, by October 1st , the name and type of pet you wish to have blessed during the service. 

Sunday, October 9     Big Love     Rev. Barbara Fast 

Thank you! Thank you! A little over 6 years ago, I bid you a grateful goodbye. I am so happy to be back with you, albeit virtually, to share some reflections about life, faith and community on the occasion of your 200th Anniversary! Thank you for inviting me. Rev. Barbara served UUCD from 2010-2016. She moved to Southern California in 2017 with her husband Jonathan. From 2018-2021 she was the Developmental Minster at the UU Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. She retired in 2022, after 21 years of ordained UU Ministry. She is so glad to be back with you. 

Sunday, October 16     Celebrating 200 Years!     Guest Rev. Lauren Smith, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Unitarian Universalist Association 

We will begin our celebration of our 200th birthday this morning with a special guest and music from our choir. A lovely brunch with fun trivia game will follow. Watch for more details to come. 

Sunday, October 23     Bring Your Broken Hallelujah     Rev. Kathleen Rudoff 

Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah is known the world over and a favorite haunting melody for many of us. There are many hallelujahs and whether perfect or broken, they all have value. We’ll explore the song, the notion of hallelujahs, and sing Cohen’s song together. 

Sunday, October 30     Honoring Our Beloved Dead     Lay Led Service

Sally Mandler, Melody Levy, and Randy Becker will share personal reflections on their traditions and practices for honoring loved ones who have passed away. You are invited to bring a small memento or photo of your beloved for display during the service