Upcoming Services



Services in February: "The Gift of Justice & Equity"

Sundays, 10:30-11:45 am PST in-person and via Zoom

Building Bridges of Justice and Equity: Navigating the Path to a More Inclusive Tomorrow

February 4th


As we gather today, let us reflect upon the concept of building bridges of justice and equity. In a world often marked by division and disparity, navigating the path to a more inclusive tomorrow requires intentional efforts to understand the experiences of those who have been marginalized and oppressed.


Order of Service (available the day before service)

Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associates: Eric Fischer

Music: Sally Jones & Robert Howseman

Pianist: Roger Corman

The Basket: Our Own Saturday Breakfast for Our Neighbors

Courageous Compassion: Embracing Justice for the Marginalized

February 11th


Courageous compassion requires us to cultivate a well of empathy, to listen intently to the stories of the marginalized and to let their voices shape our understanding. It beckons us to confront our biases, dismantle systems of oppression and engage in the difficult work of reimagining a society where equity and justice are not just lofty ideas but lived realities.


Order of Service (available the day before service)

Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Clare Whitfield & Linda Lampson

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share The Basket: Young Religious UUs of the Pacific (YRUUP)

Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Human Relations

February 18th


Compassion is a choice. Whether it is expressed as a knowing smile, a gift of money, or providing resources to one or many, compassion is the glue that holds civilizations together. It also defines civilizations and societies. When societies fail, showing compassion can sometimes be a brave act. Many believe we are entering an era that they describe as a dark age when political and social contracts unravel. Compassion is one of the first casualties of such eras, but it is one of the foundational principles we UUs are called to uphold. We dare not fail in this essential purpose.

Rev. Clovice Lewis is a cellist, composer, entrepreneur, computer technologist, and inventor who lives in Northern California. Clovice was ordained as a UU minister in 2022. His ministry emphasizes the dismantling of racial, class, and ethnic barriers, using music to counter oppression. Read more at his website: https://www.clovicelewis.com


Order of Service (available the day before service)

Worship Leader/Guest: Rev. Clovice Lewis

Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug

Music: Gage Purdy & Rev Clovice Lewis

Pianist: Gage Purdy

The Basket is highlighting : Our Own Religious Education

Harmony In Diversity: Building a foundation of Equity in our Liberal Community

February 25th


The beauty of our congregation lies in our diversity. Each of us brings a different melody to our shared existence. Equity is the bridge that connects us, allowing each member to walk alongside the other with a sense of shared humanity. 


Order of Service (available the day before service)

Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Joe Gabaeff

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share The Basket: Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4C's)





Services in January: "Liberating Love"

Sundays, 10:30-11:45 am PST in-person and via Zoom

Annual Milestones Service by the Lay Chaplains

January 7th


In this first service of the new year we will both look back and prepare for the future.  We'll celebrate milestones from 2023 and participate in a ritual to launch the New Year with hope and creativity.


Order of Service (available the day before service)

Service Leader: Lay Chaplains

Worship Associates: Linda Lampson

Music: Alan Bell

Pianist: Roger Corman

The Basket: Our Own Saturday Breakfast for Our Neighbors

Building the Beloved Community:

Embracing the legacy of MLK

January 14th


We gather inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, a visionary whose dream transcends time. In the spirit of unity and love I invite you to open your hearts to the wisdom of his teachings. May this service be a time of reflection, inspiration to building the Beloved Community in our own lives and in the world around us.


Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Jonathan Choe

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share The Basket: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Roots and Branches: Celebrating the Rich History of UUCSR'S Journey

January 21st


We invite you to embark on a journey through time - a journey that traces the roots and witnesses the growth of UUCSR. As we celebrate our rich history let us reflect on the deep roots that anchor us and the branches that reach toward a future filled with hope and possibility. 


Worship Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Cathie Wiese

Music: Gage Purdy

Pianist: Paul Gilger

The Basket is highlighting : Our Own Religious Education

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Love Unveiled: The Ever-Evolving Tapestry of Affection

January 28th


Welcome to the exploration of "Love Unveiled: The Ever-Evolving Tapestry of Affection." As we stand on the precipice of understanding, let us open our hearts to the revelation that love, in all its beauty and complexity, is a dynamic force. It morphs and transforms, revealing new dimensions as we navigate the various stages of our lives. Just as a skilled artist crafts a masterpiece with diverse colors and textures, so does love decorate the canvas of our existence with numerous shades.


Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Richard J. Senghas

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share The Basket: Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)



Services in December: "Mystery"

Sundays, 10:30-11:45 am PST in-person and via Zoom

Festival of Lights: The Various Celebrations of the Season

December 3rd

As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the diversity of traditions that grace this time of year, recognizing the beauty in the tapestry of beliefs that weave us together. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or find solace in the quiet reflection of winter's embrace, our collective spirit radiates a message of love, compassion, and unity. As we embark on this journey through the holiday season, may our hearts be open to the shared humanity that unites us, and may the light of understanding guide us through these days of celebration and reflection. We invite you to join us as we share with you about these holiday beliefs.


Stay for the Cake Auction!


Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associates: Mark Sowers

Music: Gage Purdy & Ron Hennessey

Pianist: Louise Bettner

The Basket: Our Own Saturday Breakfast for Our Neighbors

Embracing the Mystery and Joy: A Spiritual Exploration of the Holiday Season

December 10th


The holiday season unfolds as a rich mosaic of mystery and joy. Let's approach this season with open hearts and minds, celebrating the diversity of beliefs and practices that are woven together in our community. You are invited to embark on a spiritual exploration, delving into the mystery that surrounds this time of year, and to discover the joy that lies within it.

Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Susan Thollaug & Joe Gabaeff

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share The Basket: World Central Kitchen




Stories of Light & Magic

December 17th


Come join us for our annual children's holiday celebration! During these cold and rainy months, there always seems to be a bit of extra magic in the air. Where does this magic come from, and what does it mean? This Sunday, we turn to stories, hearing and telling them together as we explore what makes this time of year so special.


Worship Leader: Era Capone

Worship Associate: Cathie Wiese

Music: Gage Purdy & The Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

The Basket is highlighting : Our Own Religious Education

Winter Solstice

6:30PM Service & 5:30PM Potluck

December 22nd


Since ancient time people all over the world have recognized the important astronomical

occurrence called Winter Solstice. Earliest humans must have watched with fear, the apparent death of the light and the danger that meant. But from that fear, in the darkest hour, came hope. Please join CUUPS as we welcome Yule’s return of light with story, song, ritual and meditation. Join us for this special evening to honor the darkest night and find our way back to hope for our future. Potluck dinner before the service, desserts after.


Service Leaders: Rev Dave Clements & CUUPs

Music: Crystal McDougall-Purdy & Mark Green

Intimate Christmas Celebration: Embracing Joy and Inclusion

December 24th 10:30 AM Service

Join us for a heartwarming and inclusive Christmas Eve Day service led by me, your Interim Minister. The service will be an intimate affair, fostering a sense of connection and warmth as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Whether you've been part of our congregation for years or are joining us for the first time, all are welcome to share in the joy of this special Christmas Eve Day gathering. Come as you are, and let's celebrate the season together with love, understanding, and a commitment to building a more inclusive community. No RE on Christmas Eve.

(Please note: there is also a PM service)


Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Share the Basket: The Minister's Discretionary Fund

Holding the Light: A Christmas Eve Expression of Hope, Unity, and Shared Blessings.

December 24th

Evening Service~ 5pm Potluck ~ 6:30pm Service


On Christmas Eve, we gather to celebrate the birth and tonight to celebrate the common threads that weave us into the fabric of humanity. Christmas is more than a Season, its a invitation to embrace the light within and around us. I invite you to embrace tonight not just the glow of festive decorations but to be open to the light of understanding, compassion and love that transcends boundaries. It is that light that guides us through the darkness, reminding us that even in the most challenging times, we are not alone..


Service Leader: Rev Dave Clements

Worship Associate: Veronica Jordan

Music: Gage Purdy & the Choir

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share the Basket: The Minister's Discretionary Fund

Celebrating the Old, Looking Forward to the New; in The Middle of Things

December 31st


In the frantic rush of modern life, we claw our way from one milestone to the next, often forgetting that it is in the journey that we spend most of our time. It isn’t as if the area of our travels is empty, we know logically that something is there. What is in that silence, that sacred space, that middle of things? What is this space and what could it mean for our lives if we give that space room to breathe and inform other areas of our lives?


Melinda McGucken, MA, MBA, is a fourth-year UU seminarian and Candidate to the UU Ministry. She currently serves as a Youth Ministry Coordinator, teaching the Coming of Age program and OWL.


Service Leader: Rev Melinda McGucken

Worship Associate: Eric Fischer

Music: Sally Jones

Pianist: Roger Corman

Share the Basket: YWCA Confidential Safe House