Ministry Themes for the Congregational Year

UUS:E practices theme-based ministry. Every month we explore a different theological or spiritual theme — in worship, religious education for children, and in our small group ministries. We subscribe to Soul Matters, a  theme-based ministry resource hub for UU congregations. For more information on Soul Matters, click here

2021-2022 Ministry Themes

September:  Embracing Possibility
October:  Cultivating Relationship
November:  Holding History
December:  Opening to Joy
January:  Living with Intention
February:  Widening the Circle
March:  Renewing Faith
April: Awakening
May:  Nurturing Beauty
June:  Celebrating Blessings

2020-2021 Ministry Themes

September: Renewal
October: Deep Listening
November: Healing
December: Stillness
January: Imagination
February: Beloved Community
March: Commitment
April: Becoming
May: Story
June: Play

2019-2020 Ministry Themes

June 2020 – Play

May 2020 – Thresholds

April 2020 – Liberation

March 2020 – Wisdom

February 2020 – Resilience

January 2020 – Integrity

December 2019 – Awe

November 2019 – Attention

October 2019 – Belonging

September 2019 – Expectation

August 2019 – None

July 2019 – None

2018-2019 Ministry Themes

June 2019 – Beauty

May 2019 – Curiosity

April 2019 – Wholeness

March 2019 – Journey

February 2019 – Trust

January 2019 – Possibility

December 2018 – Mystery

November 2018 – Memory

October 2018 – Sanctuary

September 2018 – Vision

August 2018 – Freedom

July 2018 – Witness

2017-2018 Ministry Themes

June 2018 – Restlessness

May 2018 – Compassion

April 2018 – Transcendence

March 2018 – Generosity

February 2018 – Brokenness

January 2018 – Justice

December 2017 – Hope

November 2017 – Faith

October 2017 – Atonement

September 2017 – Vision

August 2017 – Identity

July 2017 – Courage

2016-2017 Ministry Themes

June 2017 — Journeys

May 2017 — Devotion

April 2017 — Reconciliation

March 2017 — Surrender

February 2017 — Love

January 2017 — Evil

December 2016 — Joy

November 2016 — Abundance

October 2016 — Suffering

September 2016 — Transformation

August 2016 — Vocation

July 2016 — Truth

2015-2016 Ministry Themes

June 2016 – Wilderness

May 2016 – Enlightenment

April 2016 – Creation

March 2016 – Community

February 2016 – Resilience

January 2016 – Authority

December 2015 – Pease

November 2015 – Gratitude

October 2015 – Forgiveness

September 2015 – Transitions

August 2015 – Freedom

July 2015 – Witness

2014-2015 Ministry Themes

June 2015 – Restlessness

May 2015 – Compassion

April 2015 – Transcendence

March 2015 – Generosity

February 2015 – Brokenness

January 2015 – Justice

December 2014 – Hope

November 2014 – Faith

October 2014 – Atonement

September 2014 – Vision

August 2014 – Identity

July 2014 – Courage

2013-2014 Ministry Themes

June 2014Family

May 2014 Devotion

April 2014 Reconciliation

March 2014 Surrender

February 2014 Love

January 2014Evil

December 2013 – Joy

November 2013 Journeys

October 2013 Abundance

September 2013 Transformation

July & August 2013The 6 Sources