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What to Expect

What to Expect

Each service contains instrumental and vocal music, a 15- to 20-minute message, an opportunity to express joys and sorrows, an offering, a story relating to the message, and a period of meditation or prayer. The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes, followed by a period where people may respond to the message of the day.  


Each service begins with the lighting of our flaming chalice, a distinctive symbol of UU.

The design originated during WWII as a symbol on documents given to refugees who fled without their identification papers.


NOTE: Participation via Zoom is provided, in-person attendance is a richer experience.  Please follow your own counsel on this.
(links available on the Home page).  

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Upcoming Services

September theme:   Reconciliation


September 3rd, 10:30 

Workers Unite, a Labor Day Service  

Rev. Snavely in person


There is a long history of employers seeking to deliberately divide workers, but it is in uniting that better conditions and fairer wages are won.


September 10th, 10:30

Reaching Across Our Differences

 Rev. Sanvely in person


Our country seems more and more divided, Republican/Democrat; white/people of color; religious/secular; native/immigrant; climate change activist/climate change denier.  We consider what we can do to bridge the differences.


September 17th, 10:30

We Each Have Two Lives.

Doug Worthington


Our speaker will share how facing our own mortality helps us to live a richer life, and will also list four ways that people try to deny their own mortality.



September  24th, 10:30  

Be Just and Kind Yom Kippur 

Rev. Snavely in person


 The people of Israel and their God have an ongoing relationship with one another.  That relationship is continually tested and renewed. Each year on the High Holy Days there is recommitment.  “And what does the Eternal ask of you but to be just and kind and live in quiet fellowship with your God?” Micah 6:8

October  Theme:  Friendship

October   1st, 10:30

The Ripple Effect of Words and Deeds

Jeremy Slosser

A stone dropped into water causes ripples to spread over the surface.  A word or deed that we drop along the way, may also cause ripples that spread in expanding circles.  Where do those ripples go?  What effects will they have? Will those effects match our intentions? Are we prepared for surprises?

October   8th

   Friend?  Acquaintance? Colleague?

Rev. Cynthia Snavely in person

What do we mean when we say someone is a friend?  What do we expect from them?  What are we committing ourselves to in the relationship?

October   15th, 10:30

 Repenting a Genocide (Indigenous People’s Day) 

Rev. Snavely, recorded

More and more communities have changed their mid-October holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.  That is a small gesture.  What would it truly take for our nation to repent the genocide perpetrated against the native peoples of our land?

October   22


Rev. Howard Roberts

October 29  They Are With Us Still 

Cynthia Snavely, Recorded

The pagans among us say that at Samhain the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is thin.  We take time this morning to commune with our dead.  We honor our ancestors and ask their blessings.

Upcoming Sevices
Service Inspirations

Service Inspirations

Our worship services focus on a wide variety of religious, philosophical, personal, and social issues. Although each service is different, we gather weekly to consider, individually and collectively, that which we hold of highest worth. For some, it’s the community; for others, it’s the natural world; and for still for others, it’s a sense of some sort of something  beyond our imagination.


Our inspiration comes from a variety of sources: the wisdom of world religions, teachings from humanist and earth-centered traditions, words and deeds of prophetic people, and the direct experience of individuals.  

Our principal service is on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., normally at the Tri-County Unitarian Universalists  center. During the pandemic, our services are via Zoom. Please see the Home page for details and links.

Where we’re located and how to get there.

Upcoming Sevices

Music & Choir

Tri-UU Choir Videos

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Music & Choir

Music for our Sunday services is provided by the Tri-UU choir which is on hiatus for the summer, a professional music director is being sought for the fall. For the next few months we will be using recorded music including some selections recorded by the choir. 


We sing traditional hymns, gospel, folk tunes and more, in multi-part harmony. The Choir rehearsals will be set by our new director. Everyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to join! 


Here is a growing collection of Tri-UU choir videos: 

Most are performed by our former music director, Donna Kagan, and Tri-UU Choir members with music arrangements and editing by Frank Kelly.   Enjoy!

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And to hear any of nearly 100 Tri-UU hymn favorites, all with on-screen lyrics . . .
click here!

Past Services
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Past Services

Text of select recent sermons can be found here. Just click the desired link.

"Be Just and Kind", Sept. 24, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Reaching Across Our Differences", Sept. 10, Rev. Snavely

"Workers Unite", September 3, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"The Devine Inside All", August 27, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Fairs, Carnivals and Picnics", August 20, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Ghost in the Machine" August 26th, Rev. Joe Donatone


"A Robot Speaks on Joy" August 26th, Rev. Joe Donatone

"Learning from a forebearer, Joseph Priestley, July 30, Rev. Snavely

"Learning from a forebearer, Dr. Rush", July 9, Rev. Snavely

"Remaking Our Stories, Remaking Ourselves", June 11, Rev. Snavely

"Knowing the World Through Others' Stories", June 4, Rev. Snavely

"So That Democracy May Survive", May 28, Rev. Snavely

"Remembering Harvey Milk", May 21, Rev. Snavely

"Who is Beautiful?", May 7, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Making the Impossible Possible", Apr. 23, Rev. Snavely

"Dying and Rising Gods", Apr. 9, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Bread for the Journey", Apr. 2, Rev. Cynthia Snavely













Videos of select past sermons are on our Facebook pageClick here.

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