28Sep 2014

September 28, 2014 Worship

World Communion Sunday.  Join University Church on Sunday, October 5, 2014 as we share a meal for World Communion Sunday, a celebration of ecumenical cooperation. Bring a dish to share from your culture, heritage or family and participate in interesting conversation. If you don’t have a dish, still come; our time together won’t be complete […]

14Apr 2014

Good Friday

April 14, 2014 Worship

              Join us on the 7 Last Words from Seminarians at University Church with  Jene Colvin, McCormick Theological Seminary • Tangie Gray-Dickens, McCormick Theological Seminary • Elijah Kindred, University of Chicago Divinity School • Heidi Lindeman, Chicago Theological Seminary • Sarah Lyn Jones, , McCormick Theological Seminary • Seth Patterson, University […]

13Feb 2014

One of my favorite scripture passages is Psalm 139.  I read it every year on my birthday: For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame […]

21Jan 2014

“Doing a New Thing” Happy New Year!  The beginning of 2014 seems like a good time to re-assess, re-commit, and embark on new adventures.  It is a time to align ourselves with the God Isaiah knew, who does new things large and small.  Toward that end, the worship committee will start something new on Sunday, […]

15Nov 2012

Title: BLUE CHRISTMAS worship service Location: Sanctuary Description: A different type of worship service, for those who struggle during the holidays (because of loss, financial difficulties, or any reason). A potluck meal will be served at 4:30 (feel free to bring an item; bringing only yourself is fine too!) Start Time: 16:30 Date: 2012-12-08  

30Aug 2012

  The phrase “Think Different” was popularized by Apple, Inc., in 1997, when they used the slogan as an ad campaign to draw attention to the faster computers they were building. The campaign used the faces of famous philosophers, artists, and innovators who during their time were able to expand the paradigm of their practice. […]

11Mar 2011

This year’s all-church retreat’s theme, Worthy Dreams, will be a time to reflect, to get acquainted with University Church worshipers of all ages, relax, play, and dream. Date: March 18-20, 2011, beginning Friday evening and ending after lunch Sunday. Place: Tower Hill Camp and Retreat Center, Sawyer, Michigan Cost:  $110, adult; $70, child; $25, one day; […]

05Mar 2011
station of the cross

Formalized in the 15th century as a Christian spiritual devotion or practice, the roots and antecedents of the “stations of the cross” go back to the earliest Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem in the 5th century.  Each of the 14 stations focuses on an event — some biblically based and others more legendary — of Jesus’ final days:  from […]

02Mar 2011

Throughout the Bible — such as with Job who wonders why bad things happen to good people, and with Jonah who wonders why good things happen to bad people — the use of ashes and the donning of sackcloth is seen as signs of one’s repentance. The symbolic use of ashes in this sense continues today as […]