SERVICES at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary

October’s Worship focuses on the theme of “Renewal”

For the Soul Matters “renewal” materials, click below:

October 7-28: Side with Love Collection 

For the month of October we are inviting you to put some love out into the Ithaca community. During Sunday services we will be gathering new socks for our neighbors who are using the Rescue Mission right here in Ithaca. Please bring cotton or wool blend socks to Sunday services and we will deliver them at the end of the month to people who need some new, clean socks. All sizes welcome!

October 7: “Culture of Love” – Dr. Luvelle Brown

Courageous leadership is needed to disrupt oppressive systems that have perpetuated marginazliation. To make needed changes, leaders must build support and coalition that survive the inevitable challenges associated with transformation. Dr. Brown will share experiences and anecdotes to describe a culture development process that results in loving organizations and communities.

Special Music by Decho Ensemble, Saxophones

October 14: “Filling in the Cracks—A Service on Renewal” – Rev. Margaret Weis

How do we find healing for the places within us that so sorely need it? What does it mean to heal, and what does it mean to find a new sense of purpose in that process? Together we will reflect on our broken places, how we heal, and how to continue on when healing is difficult.

Special Music by Travis Knapp, Singer/Songwriter

October 21: “Renewing Our Heritage: Reflections of a Unitarian Pilgrim in Transylvania” – Rev. Margaret Weis

This summer, Rev.  Weis traveled to Transylvania on a Unitarian pilgrimage 450 years in the making. She will share reflections on her time there — worshipping, witnessing, and making new connections.

Special Music by Stephanie Ortolano, Organ

October 28: “On Renewal and Remembrance” – Rev. Margaret Weis

Together we will explore the ways we find renewal in our lives by reflecting on the lives of those who have passed. We will explore some of the holidays and celebrations from around the world that acknowledge and celebrate the lives of those who have come before us. 

Special Music by The First Unitarian Choir