Rev Susan Moran

Oh Beauty: Flower Communion Service*

Introduction to the Flower Communion Service: The Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion service we celebrate this morning was introduced in 1923 by Dr. Norbert Capek (Chah-peck), founder of the modern Unitarian movement in Czechoslovakia.  On the last Sunday before the summer recess of the Unitarian church in Prague, all the children and adults participated in this … Continued

The Real Freedom

Rev Susan will be preaching on one of her favorite themes: Forgiveness. This will get the party started as the Adult Education Committee is sponsoring a discussion soon after this date, also about forgiveness. Our wonderful piano player, Laura Evans, and the UUSR choir will be in the house!

What is Required?

Please join Rev Susan for a reflection on humility and resistance, using a variety of sources. Our musical guests will be Laura Evans and Amy Rich and Olivia Chorlian, soloists.

The Broken Heart

Please join Rev Susan and Laura Evans on the uplifting theme of heartbreak.

Darkest Before the Dawn

Martin Luther King Sunday is devoted to the theme of Justice.  Writers from Frederick Douglass to Ta Nahesi Coates will give us texts to investigate.  Rev Susan will lead worship with Laura Evans as our musical guest.

Being Home

Please join Rev Susan, Laura Evans and special musical guest, ‘Leven, as we explore the theme of home-with words and music.  Janet Marcous will tell a special children’s story about her dog, Peaches.

Christmas Eve Service

This year, Christmas Eve falls on the first day of Hannukah. While our 5:30pm service will emphasize Christmas, Rev Susan will also touch on the lessons of this ancient tale from the Jewish faith. Former UUSR Music Director Jennifer Ober will be our special musical guest, with John Rockwell and Amy Rich singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. UUSR … Continued


The fourth Sunday of Advent, the theme is love. Rev Susan will be preaching on Jesus of Nazareth. Join the choir and community musicians in a sing-along of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah during the worship service. Pick-up choir rehearsal will be at 9am on the 18th, and anyone is welcome to join our regular choir … Continued


The theme for the third Sunday in Advent is Joy. Rev Susan will be in the pulpit, with Laura Evans as our guest musician.

How to Give a Blessing

In the Christian calendar, now is the time of Advent, or time of waiting for the birth of Jesus. Advent covers the time starting on the 4th Sunday before Christmas, which was Nov 27th. Thus, we will be lighting two Advent Candles on Dec 4th, representing Hope and Peace. Rev Susan will be in the pulpit. John Rockwell … Continued