Services

Radical Gratitude

Two services at 9am and 11am – Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras and Debra Zagaeski, DRE    “Gratitude, that’s nice.” We often think of gratitude as pleasant or quaint, like writing a thank you note to your great aunt. But what if practicing gratitude were a doorway to something more, something fresh – an opening … Continued

You Are Enough

  You Are Enough Rev. Ellen Quaadgras Westminster Unitarian Church November 12, 2017 First Reading “The Blessings of Imperfection”, G. Peter Fleck In his book The Medusa and the Snail, the biologist Lewis Thomas observes that we humans “are built to make mistakes, coded for error,” that is, for being imperfect. “We learn, as we … Continued

What Would Jesus Buy?

What would Jesus Buy? By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras Westminster Unitarian Church November 9, 2017 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wxjl2ERhnI   Sermon: I love Reverend Billy. Okay, so I don’t know him personnally, but I love him. I love the way he turns the flash and charisma and overstatedness of televangelism upside down and backwards. Rev Billy is the … Continued

All Saints and All Souls

One service at 9:00am for all ages – While we often gain strength and courage from those who have gone before, facing the loss of loved ones often requires some courage too. As we approach All Saints and All Souls day in November, we will take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate those we love … Continued

Led by Doug Wilson

Two service at 9am and 11am – Details for this service will be found in upcoming e-blasts. Stay tuned! Childcare for ages 6 months – 4 years old at 9:00AM, Religious Education Classes for Children and Youth at 9:00AM, the Choir sings at 11:00AM

An Invitation to Brave Space

An Invitation to Brave Space by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras Westminster Unitarian Church October 15, 2017   Reading  Courage  by Sri Chinmoy http://www.poetseers.org/poem-of-the-day-archive/poems-about-courage/index.html   Reading  Empower me  by Ted Loder http://www.how-matters.org/2011/08/26/ted-loder-poem/     Sermon (Listen to the sermon here.) There are some issues that, simply when mentioned, raise tension.  There are some words that have the … Continued

Courage of the Heart

Courage of the Heart Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras October 8, 2017 Chimes              Welcome & Announcements:          Good morning, my name is Ellen Quaadgras, I am the minister here at Westminster  and I’d like to welcome all of you to our service today where our theme this month, is courage.   Our cards this … Continued

On Courage

Two Services at 9:00AM and 11:00AM in the Sanctuary – The Theme for the month of October is Courage.  On this first Sunday of October Debra Zagaeski, our new Director of Religious Education is our worship leader.  When the great challenges of life call and courage is required what words do you whisper into the darkeness?  Debra … Continued

Starting Over Every Day

Starting Over Every Day By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras Westminster Unitarian Church September 24, 2017   Reading: by Sara Moores Campbell There is incredible power in forgiveness. But forgiveness is not rational. One can seldom find a reason to forgive or be forgiven. Forgiveness is often undeserved. It may require a dimension of justice (penance, in … Continued

Covenant: A Path to Wholeness

  Covenant: a Path to Wholeness By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras Westminster Unitarian Church Sept 17, 2017   Connection Group Testimonial: 9am service – Judy Adourian: In September of 2013 I was the Chairperson of Westminster’s Caring Circle, and I was writing Religious Education curriculum. I had a son in Coming of Age and a son … Continued