Worship Videos

  • “Ingathering Sunday and Water Ceremony” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, August 27, 2023

    In our annual intergenerational Ingathering service, we bring the waters that we have collected over the summer, combine them in a ritual known as the Water Ceremony, and mark the beginning of another cycle of the seasons together in community. Please bring a small amount of water from somewhere you have traveled (or from your home, if you like) to join with that collected by others in this special and moving ceremony for all ages. Today also features the first performance of the new church year by our wonderful Choir.

  • “Why I’m a Universalist” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, August 20, 2023.

    This morning, our Senior Minister continues his introductory / explanatory sermon series by examining why Universalism is a faith tradition that particularly resonates with him—and many others—within the broader religion known as “Unitarian Universalism.” Did you know our congregation was founded as the First Universalist Society of Cincinnati in 1827?

  • “Facing the Abyss” – Bruce Bowdon

    Sunday Worship, August 13, 2023

    There are times in our lives that we must face the abyss: a decision where we consider the previously unimaginable or are faced with having to let go of a system of beliefs and/or comfort we thought we could rely upon. To face an abrupt change can be demoralizing and seem to call for more fortitude than we know we possess. Nothing in our past offers any guidance of how to make this decision.

  • “This Wondrous Universe” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, August 6, 2023

    With each passing year, we human beings are learning more about this wondrous Universe in which we live. And the more we learn, the more we are amazed at its mysteries. In this worship service we lean into the awe and reverence that an open-minded, open-hearted look at our Universe cannot help but inspire.

  • “Hold Fast to This Light: Our Flaming Chalice” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, July 30, 2023

    What is this thing we call a “chalice” that we light with flame each Sunday morning on our altar? What are these logos and stylized images that represent Unitarian Universalism? Why a “flaming chalice,” and what does it mean? Let’s learn a little more about our UU faith today. 

  • “The Word of the Day is…OBSERVE!” – Laci Lee Adams

    Sunday Worship, July 16, 2023.

    The summer is the perfect time to hone our skills of observation. During Sunday’s All Ages Worship service, we will explore how we can fully embrace our senses, self and world through observation. Led by Laci Lee Adams, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, worship will include media clips from Sesame Street and interactive opportunities to use all of our senses to OBSERVE!