The service of Tenebrae commemorates Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. We will read accounts of ancient and present-day “crucifixions” as we darken the sanctuary by extinguishing candles. A simple bread and soup supper follows the service. As with the Maundy … read more.
The Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell
Tonight we share bread, wine, and juice, as we remember Jesus of Nazareth’s final meal with his closest friends. All are welcome at this simple, Unitarian Universalist-style service.
What does it mean to call a church a Sanctuary? We’ll explore this question in a general way, and then consider what it might mean to become a Sanctuary-Supporting Congregation near the U.S. southern border.
Looking back on her almost five years as the church’s Develomental Minister, Rev. Sue will share her reflections on the work we’ve done together since 2013, and some thoughts for possible initiatives in the future. This sermon will form part of her Annual Report to … read more.
Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell and three church members journeyed to San Diego last fall, to participate in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s vibrant “Mosaic Makers Conference.” Today we share some of what we experienced there, and examine the possibilities for mosaic-making in Las Cruces. A workshop continuing the theme follows in the Great Room after the service.
Services at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. In her thought-provoking book of the same title, Debby Irving describes her journey from “well-meaning-but-clueless white person” to racial justice educator. Today Rev. Sue shares some of Irving’s key epiphanies, as well as stories from her own journey. … read more.
6:30 PM candlelight service. Our Christmas Eve service includes carols, candlelight, and a story for all ages. We’ll also share the reading of the Nativity story from the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
One service at 10:30 AM. Fourth Sunday in Advent. Who in our world are the “Angels” – the messengers of hope, peace, joy, and love? Could they be our neighbors, our friends and relatives – or the stranger across town? Please “come as you are” to this Christmas Eve Morning service, as we explore these questions through story and song. See also “Carols and Candlelight” at 6:30 PM
This will be a quiet service at 5 PM, focusing on the contemplative dimensions of Advent, Hanukkah, and Solstice. Vespers are meant to give you a break from hectic preparations, some time to pause and reflect on the deeper meanings of the holidays.
Services at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. Third Sunday in Advent. This Sunday falls in the middle of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, an 8-day commemoration of the Maccabean overthrow of colonial rule. A Talmudic story tells how a jug of oil expected to last only one night, burned instead for eight. How do we keep the flame alive in these challenging times? How do we sustain strength and courage when events around us threaten to deplete us?