UUCD’s minister, lay leaders, and outstanding guest ministers from throughout our UU district lead our Sunday services. With this variety of services, we believe you will enjoy varying perspectives and stimulating sermons.
You can watch several videos of Rev. Chute’s services on our Video Archive page.
Sunday services begin at 10 am
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 340 N. Queen St., Dover, DE
“Advent” – Rev. Chute
December is a festive month of holiday preparation and anticipation in many world traditions. It is a time when as we enter the darker, colder months of winter, we create celebrations. But what is it we are actually celebrating? For what are we preparing? How to we mark these days of transition? Where do we find meaning? Who are our icons?
The Importance of Being Silly – Stephanie Young
We’ve all heard the saying “laughter is the best medicine,” and medical science has shown that laughter has positive medical benefits. But, how can we get there? Stephanie Young will explore the importance of silliness as a bridge to laughter and better health.
“Not Just Another Christmas Carol” – Rev. Chute
The time-honored classic takes on a new twist in this one act original script reading which explores the themes of Dickens’ original.
“In Celebration of the Solstice” – Rev. Chute
As the season turns we are all invited to quietly reflect on the cycles of our lives; where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
Christmas Eve Service, 7:00PM – Rev. Chute
Join us for story telling, caroling, and rejoicing on this magical/mystical evening when all things are possible.
Looking Backward, Moving Forward – Sheryl Winsby
We will work to jointly get closure on 2018 and prepare for a more intentional 2019. We will ask ourselves questions like what do we want to remember, what do we want to forget and how can we best do that? If you would like, please bring something to share–a poem, a joke, a cartoon, a song, etc. and we will share as many as we have time for.
Also, we will contemplate our hopes for 2019. What are our dreams and how can we optimize our chances of making them happen? In addition, we will celebrate a belated National Fruitcake Day with some kosher pineapple nut fruitcake.