Welcome to Community Church Unitarian Universalist
Sunday services and children’s religious education are held at 11:00 a.m.
We believe that we are all family and we all have value.
The purpose of Community Church is to form a community to practice and advance a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a commitment to ethical living.
We invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings to explore our spirituality together. All are welcome.
On June 4, 2017, the congregation of CCUU voted to declare itself a Sanctuary Church and signed the UUA-UUSC Declaration of Conscience.
CCUU Has a New Minister!
On June 4, 2017, CCUU’s Board of Trustees signed a two-year Consulting Minister Covenant with the Rev. Darcy Roake. She will begin serving as CCUU’s minister on August 1, 2017.
The Reverend Darcy Roake is a Unitarian Universalist Minister who supports our Association’s Stewardship work through our UUA Society for Stewardship as well as preaching, teaching and connecting UU Congregants across the United States. Rev. Darcy lives in New Orleans, LA with her husband Adrian and son Sebastian and she is enjoying getting to know our Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the Southern Region. Rev. Darcy has a wide background in social justice and pastoral care in workplaces as varied as Oxfam America, Amnesty International, the United Nations, the Navajo Nation Public Defender’s Office, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rev. Darcy is currently a member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Clergy Advocacy Board. Darcy received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University and graduated with a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.
August Services at CCUU
August 6: 11 am Sunday Service, GNOUU Joint Service / “Going Into the Music” New Orleans area UU congregations will gather at the North Shore location for our annual “Hot Art In a Cool Space” worship service. Rev. Jane Mauldin and Rev. Paul Beedle will lead us in celebration and exploration, with music, poetry and stories.
No service at CCUU on August 6
August 13: 11 am Sunday Service, How Proust Can Change Your Life, How Art Can Change A World. Through the lens of fiction, poetry & modern philosophy, Rev. Darcy explores the ways in which art invites us into greater empathy and a new moral imagination. As religious people, do the faithful stories we tell from the Bible to our UU faith history push us to move beyond ourselves into this uncharted territory of moral imagination?
August 20: 11 am Sunday Service, Beware the Revolution!: Long Live the Revolution!. In these tumultuous times, Reverend Darcy engages Revolution in its many forms from the theological “heresies” of Unitarian Universalism to the violence of the French Revolution to the rotation of the planets. How are we called, as once-revolutionary people of faith, to act and respond in this hurting world?
August 27: 11 am Sunday Service, Rev. Melanie Morel-Ensminger will be at the pulpit.
July Services at CCUU
July 30, Fare Thee Well. We bid “Adieu” to each other with a service that will include a child dedication and the benedictory presence of local UU ministers. On his last service at CCUU your outgoing minister has been gifted with the honor of participating in the dedication of Sebastian (the son of the Reverend Darcy Roake) into our church community. May this service serve as a sign of the many changes ahead as CCUU enters into another transition.
Second Sunday Charitable Collection – August 13
Our Second Sunday plate collection in August will benefit 350 Louisiana, a volunteer climate activist group connecting our region to the international climate change movement led by 350.org. This organization evolved out of 350 NOLA (founded in April of 2013). “Climate change poses unprecedented threats to human civilization, and coastal Louisiana is especially vulnerable.” Rising seas, hotter temperatures, and stronger, more frequent storms don’t bode well for the future of our coasts, communities, or cultures.
Alicia Cooke will update us about their work.
More information at: http://350louisiana.org
Facebook: 350Louisiana – New Orleans
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Last month CCUU collected $562.00 for the Red Flame Hunters.