New  Hope
 Sunday Services: 10:30 AM A Unitarian Universalist Congregation A Welcoming Congregation 

Meditation Group meets every Sunday before services at 9:30 AM. All are welcome.


SUNDAY, January 6, 10:30 AM – “A New Year”

What does the New Year mean to you? Is it a time for parties and fun? Or a time for resolutions and renewal? Or a time for forgiving and forgetting? Or a time for love and gratitude? On this Sunday at New Hope, we will try to put the past behind us and move forward into 2019. Join us and share your thoughts about starting another year.


SUNDAY, January 13, 10:30 AM - “Kwanzaa”

Created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor of African studies at California State University, Kwanzaa is a celebration of African culture, which occurs from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa is about embracing ethical principles, so the goodness of the world can be shared and enjoyed by people of all ethnicities. We will learn about each of the seven values, which define this holiday, and how they apply to everyone.


SUNDAY, January 20, 10:30 AM – “World Religion Day”

Each year at this time, the Baha’i Faith holds a celebration to honor the teachings of unity found in all religions. Established in 1950, the holiday creates a way to encourage interfaith knowledge and understanding. We will explore what it means to be Baha’i and how it intersects with our Unitarian Universalism.


SUNDAY, January 27, 10:30 AM – "Appreciating Nature in Winter"

Here in Michigan we have now been living in winter for almost two months. Though we all spend more time indoors during the cold weather, winter does have its moments of natural beauty and awe-inspiring experiences. We often speak of our gratitude for Mother Nature during the spring, summer and fall. Let’s also be grateful for winter this year!