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.
To see what a what a UUCD Sunday service might include, you can watch a YouTube video of Rev. Chute’s reflection on Walt Whitman – ‘Walt & Me.’ You can find it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3sk-imOK1c&feature=youtu.be
Sunday services begin at 10 am
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 340 N. Queen St., Dover, DE
The Origins of Religion – Rev. Greg Chute
Karen Armstrong in her remarkable book “A History of God in exploring the origins of religion” writes: “These myths were not intended to be taken literally, but were metaphorical attempts to describe a reality that was too complex and elusive to express in any other way. These dramatic and evocative stories of gods and goddesses helped people to articulate their sense of the powerful but unseen forces that surrounded them.” Taken in that context there is still great potential in the comfort of religion.
Babylon – Gary Jackoway
In 600 BCE, Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians and thousands of Jews were taken to Babylon as slaves. How they reacted to exile, and how each of us reacts to feeling like strangers in a strange land, will be discussed in this service. Gary Jackoway is a member of the Newark UU Fellowship.
We Gather Together – Rev. Greg Chute
Thanksgiving is a joyful time of family, friends, and feasting. It is also an invitation to reflect on community and gratitude. We will break bread together in a ritual communion of being together and stay after coffee to share some special refreshments prepared by our children & RE team members.
TBA – Kerry McElwee