Speaker: Reverend Marlene Walker

A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual

A celebration of the Darkness and the Light  with Songs and Stories

Come join our OBUUC choir on this Solstice night for this service of song, lights and story created by Julie Forest Middleton and Stasa Morgan- Appel.


Awe, Fearing Not, and Blessing

Many of the stories of this season are about awe, and fearing not, and of  finding blessings when we least expect them. What do these stories have to teach us about ourselves in this season.

Deck the Halls

On this Second Sunday in Advent we find ourselves deep within this season of Awe. A season where we bring the outside inside, to warm our hearts. We hang mistletoe, bring in evergreen trees and green boughs, and light candles and other lights. Following this … read more.

Paying Attention

Our Soul Matters Theme this month is Attention. What does it mean to pay attention? How can we practice attention in our lives? And just what do we want to pay attention to?


Diwali is a five-day-long festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. We’ll learn about Diwali through stories, color, food and activities in this fun multigenerational service.