Worship Videos

  • “No One Gets Out of Here Alive” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, October 8, 2023.

    We are all “death positive.” Each of us is born with an expiration date – yet none of us knows when it is. So we are left to wonder, “what is the meaning of life?” Perhaps developing our mortality awareness (memento mori) is the answer.

  • “Seeing and Believing” – Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh

    Sunday Worship, October 1, 2023

    For centuries, religion offered inspiration and funding for “great art.” In our more cynical and secular era, how does art function for those who seek the spirit of love and justice? Beauty can shape our spirit. As autumn deepens, and nature paints the trees in russet hues, take some time to revel in the beauty we share.

    Join Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh to explore the relationship between beauty and faith; art and awe; humanity and the creative spirit. We will also hear music from our wonderful choir.

  • “An Antidote to Anxiety” – Rev. Bill Gupton

    Sunday Worship, September 10, 2023

    We live in very stressful times. For each of us, anxiety – both apparent, and subtle – can be a dangerous and debilitating part of daily existence. No one is immune. This morning, let us find a refuge – literally, a sanctuary – with one another, in loving and supportive community. With music (including from our beloved Choir), words and silence, we will seek an antidote to anxiety.

  • “Poetry Sunday” – Poets in Residence

    Sunday Worship, September 3, 2023

    Kathy Wade and Steph Tacy lead this worship service.

    Creativity lives in each of us. It reveals who we are as individuals. As a community, it shines a light on all we were, are and can be. This Sunday, we celebrate that light as we gather in community for Poetry Sunday.

  • “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?