March Services

One Service at 10:00 AM at UUCD
and available also via Zoom email for Zoom link

Events listed after the service are in-person events.

Sunday, March 5    A Story of Unity: Purim 

Revs. Kathleen Rudoff & Sierra-Marie Gerfao with Sally Mandler   

This is a service for all ages and we encourage children, grandchildren, youth, young adults, and all ages and stages to join us for a service of celebration! 

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies! All Girl Scouts in our congregation have been invited to wear their Girl Scout vests and take orders for Girl Scout cookies before and/or after service on Sunday, March 5th. With only a small handful participating, swe encourage you to order something from each participant. Thanks for supporting our Girl Scouts. 

Sunday, March 12         Women’s Day         Marcia Brooker 

This service will celebrate WOMEN, March being International Women’s Month. We all know some names of very famous women whether politicians or movie stars. But, what about some of the wonderful accomplishments of “every day” women who have never made the headlines or been in the spotlight? Let’s consider some of these women in this service. 

The Future of Our Congregation’s Children and Youth Ministries:
An All-Congregation Meeting 
after the service March 12 11:30am-1:30pm

If you have not already done so, please be sure to click here and submit your RSVP for the all-congregation meeting on March 12th 11:30am-1:30pm. We will be exploring the future of our ministries for children and youth during this important meeting. The Religious Education Ministry Team (REMT) will provide a taco salad bar as a light lunch. If at all possible, please plan to attend the whole meeting. It will have three parts, each with a distinct purpose. 

Sunday, March 19          To Pray Or Not To Pray         
Rev. Paul Dodenhoff 

People often ask, “Do Unitarian Universalists pray? If so, to whom do they pray? If not, why not?” How would you answer these questions if someone asked you? In this sermon, Rev. Paul would like to offer some reflections on the often complicated subject of prayer and how is relates to our lives and spiritual practice as Unitarian Universalists.

Rev. Paul Dodenhoff was raised in The Salvation Army during the 1950’s and ‘60s, but became interested in other religious paths very early in his teens. His own journey led him to study and work within a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions. Eventually that journey led him to make his spiritual home within Unitarian Universalism. He received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Drew University where he also wrote his honors thesis, “Perfected Earth, Worthy Men,” his study of the Brook Farm transcendentalist community led by Unitarian minister George Ripley. He also pursued a Master’s program at Drew in American Religious History specializing in the study of New Religious Movements in America. After some years in business ownership with his wife, Lisa, he received his ordination as an interspiritual / interfaith minister from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City in June of 2012. His special interests are in the areas of spirituality, social justice, and the intersection of science and faith. He follows a spiritual path based on the teachings of the Buddha and Jesus of Nazareth. In June 2022 after ten years he retired from his position as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades in Englewood, New Jersey. Paul lives with his wife Lisa and their 19 year old cat, Chunka, in New Jersey. He is a self-confessed Tolkien geek and prides himself on his yearly practice of reading Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” each year in autumn since 1969 when he was first introduced to Tolkien’s work. (He has very strong opinions about the film versions.) 

Sunday, March 26     I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down In My Heart 

Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rudoff 

We kick off our annual pledge campaign today with joy! Singing, dancing, and expressing joy is what this sermon on the amount is all about.