Rev. Leslie Kee

Special Saturday Earth-Centered Service: Mabon at Crimson Dawn

On Saturday, September 15th at 4:00 pm, everyone is invited to a special earth-centered Mabon service marking the Autumnal Equinox and the beginning of the harvest season, and celebrating local folklore and Earth-centered spirituality. The service will be held at Crimson Dawn Park on Casper Mountain, and led by Athne Machdane.

The service will begin at the Crimson Dawn parking lot with a processional to the Woodland Theater. Come just for the service, or fully explore Crimson Dawn by enjoying any or all of the other activities planned, including hiking the trails or touring the museum from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, potluck dinner at 5:00 pm, and an optional tour through the Park shrines at 6:30 pm. Please remember to bring water and jackets, and blankets are recommended to cover the log benches at the Theater. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved and leashed pets. If you would like to carpool up the mountain, please email info@uucasper.org, or call Laura at 307-259-4469.

Introduction to September Worship Theme “Spiritual Maturity”

Rev. Leslie Kee will introduce the September worship theme “Spiritual Maturity.” This is a “Share the Plate” Sunday benefiting the UU Casper Minister’s Discretionary Fund, which provides funds for lodging, groceries, and other emergency needs for Casper community members. A youth RE program and childcare are available during the service, and refreshments and conversation follow. Everyone is welcome!

Introduction to August worship theme: Responding in Love

Rev. Leslie Kee will introduce our August worship theme, “Responding in Love.” A youth Religious Exploration program and childcare are available during the service, and refreshments and conversation follow.

Continuum of Affirmation

During this service we celebrated our welcoming congregation and participation in the 2018 Casper Pride festival.  We invoked the seven rays of our being as we raised spiritual energy and affirmed the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  We prepared a new parade banner honoring our many faith traditions and offering statements of love, compassion and affirmation which was then carried in the pride parade later in the day. Click on the service title for links to the order of service and slides/handouts.

Annual New Member Service, followed by Annual Congregational Meeting

During this service, UU Casper will celebrate and honor new members! The service will be followed by the Annual Congregational Meeting. Anticipated business includes proposed bylaws amendments, adoption of operating budget, and election for the Board of Trustees.

Through June 2018, as part of UU Casper’s Care N Share program, we will be collecting monetary and dog or cat food donations for the Casper Humane Society.

Balance and Harmony

Rev. Leslie Kee will introduce the May worship theme “Balance and Harmony.” This will be a “Share the Plate” Sunday, with undesignated cash in the collection baskets being donated by UU Casper to the Casper Humane Society. Humane Society staff members, along with a few furry shelter residents, will be attending UU Casper this morning, and conducting a lesson for our Religious Exploration children and youth. And, we will host a Care N’ Share Potluck immediately following the service! We encourage everyone to bring a dish to share, along with donations for the Humane Society. 

Paradox, It Is and It Isn’t

Since our collective capability for more rational and innovative problem-solving and building right-relationships has been improving, perhaps the paradoxical notion of both/and is some of that uncommon sense that is making all the difference. Click on the service title for a link to the full text of Rev. Kee’s sermon.