This Coming Sunday

January 14, 2018

9:30 AM Traditional Program: “Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” 

 Although best known for his focus on civil rights, Dr. King focused on other social justice issues, including the war in Vietnam and poverty.   The Program will present his wide-ranging views.

10:30 a.m. Coffee in Founders Hall

Our January show, through February 25, will feature Candice Davis’s “Traditions in Oil.” The artist will speak at the 9:30 program on January 21. A reception will follow from 10:30 to 11:00. A long-time Lawrence resident, Candice Davis has been painting for ten years and has shown her work in several one-artist shows, as well as with other artists. She is a social worker by profession and a docent at the Spencer Art Museum.

 11:00 AM Worship Service “The Promise and the Practice  (Martin Luther King Sunday)” – Rev. Jill Jarvis with Worship Associate Chris Brown

This is a turning moment in our faith tradition — a choice to listen deeply to the stories in our movement that have not been heard, and taken to heart, by all Unitarian Universalists.  It’s a lamenting of what our UU tradition and congregations have lost by being — unable or unwilling – to center people of color (or even, at times, to merely include them.) In this worship service offered by congregations across the continent, we celebrate our shared commitment to live into a new chapter in the story of our UU faith.


Please join in a farewell reception for our Director of Faith Development, Bonnie Blosser on Sunday, January 7 at noon, after the Service. We will miss Bonnie for all the love and creativity she has brought to UUCL and its children, youth, and adults.

Faith Development Classes

9:30 AM

  • UU parenting in Library with Jeff Hall
  • Spirit play in RE Wing with Barb Thompson
  • Middle Youth in RE Wing with Melissa Kelley


  • All families gather in the sanctuary.  After the Story for All Ages and Meditation (about 11:15), children under 9 will be sung out of the service

12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Parents of high school youth with Paul Calnon

12:30 PM

  • High school youth in RE wing with Paul Calnon