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First UU Wausau’s online services are published every Sunday at 10:30AM.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Litany of Humility,” and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio   |   Today’s order of service   |  Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Beloved Community Ain’t Easy,” and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service  |  Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Lean a Little Further,” and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio    |  Today’s order of service    |   Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Not One Way or the Other,” and special music from Margaret Jerz and guest vocalist Wendy Galbraith.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service | Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

This morning, join us online for guest minister, the Reverend Kimberley Debus’, sermon, “Be Subject to One Another,” and special music selections from Margaret Jerz.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service  | Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Give.  Sympathize.  Surrender.”,  a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service  Program Notes

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

 

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Patient-Endurance”  and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service   |  Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

This morning, join us online for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Deep Darkness into the Morning,” a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service | Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

This morning, join us online for the first Sunday after Epiphany, which features “An Inner Unveiling” from the Reverend Brian Mason, a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and Special music from Margaret Jerz, Music Director.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service   |  Notes from the Music Department


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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Join us for “Sages, Saints, and Scoundrels,” a service brought to us by guest minister, the Reverend Kimberley Debus. In Kimberley’s words, “It’s easy to put our Unitarian and Universalist forebears on pedestals, but how noble were they really? How do we simultaneously celebrate their wisdom, good works, and faults… and our own? And how do we hold the legends in tension with the realities of their – and our – stories?”  Special music from Margaret Jerz, Music Director.

Full service bulletin

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

This morning, join us online for today’s service, which features the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Out of the Mouths of Babes and Infants” and special music from Margaret Jerz and Wendy Galbraith.

Full service audio  |  Today’s order of service  |  Program Notes

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Wednesday, December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve

Tonight, please join UU Wausau for a beautiful and meaningful Christmas Eve service, featuring a Christmas homily, “A Great Light,” from the Rev. Brian Mason, and readings and music from staff and special guests.

Full service audio  |  Full service bulletin

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

This morning, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, our service features the UU Wausau 101st Annual Christmas Pageant, with children from the church school, and words and music from the staff and congregants!  Special guest musicians include Ingrid Bennett, Maddie Busig, and Louis Pradt.

Full service video | Full service bulletin | Notes from the Music Department

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

This morning, the Rev. Brian Mason preaches “Just as the Garden Grows,” celebrating the third Sunday in our Advent worship series.  Julie Trombley has a story for all ages, and special music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Full service audio | Full service bulletin | Notes from the Music Department

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December 6, 2020

We continue Advent this Sunday with the Rev. Brian Mason’s sermon “A Spirit that Cherishes.” Julie Trombley offers a Story for All Ages. Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich provide the music.

Full service audio  |  Full service bulletin Notes from the Music Department

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November 29, 2020

This Sunday morning, the Rev. Brian Mason preaches “Action in Waiting,” beginning our Advent worship series.

Full service audio | Full service bulletin | Notes from the Music Department


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Join us for the Reverend Brian Mason’s Thanksgiving Day homily,  a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Today’s Order of Service.

Link to today’s service.

Notes from the Music Department. 


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Join us for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon “On Healing,”  a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and special music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Today’s Order of Service | Link to today’s service | Notes from the Music Department. 


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Join us for guest minister, the Reverend Kimberley Debus’, service, “Unexpected.”   Today’s Worship Associate is Julie Trombley, and music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Today’s Order of Service.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Join us for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “Do Not Be Afraid: A Theology of Life’s 2nd Half,” a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Join us for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “The Mystical Gifts of Political Vagrancy” and music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Join us for the Reverend Brian Mason’s sermon, “What We Lost When We Lost Original Sin,”  a story for all ages from Julie Trombley, and music from Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Today’s Order of Service.


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Join us for Brian’s sermon, “Not Hell, but Hope: 250 Years of Universalism in America,” a story for all ages from Julie, and music from Margaret and Dänika.

 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Join Director of Religious Education, Julie Trombley, for “Celebrating Autumn,” a contemplative service that uses readings, meditation, and music to honor and celebrate the changing season.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Join us for Brian’s sermon, “Crack the Door Open,” a story for all ages from Julie, and music from Margaret and Dänika.

Order of Service | Link to today’s service


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Join us today for Brian’s sermon, “
Sanctifying Imagination,” a story for all ages from Julie, and music from Margaret and Dänika.

Today’s Order of Service | Link to today’s service.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

This morning, the Reverend Brian Mason kicks off our annual ingathering service in celebration of the new church year.

Today’s Order of Service | Link to today’s service


Sunday, September 6, 2020

“Chewing and Walking at the Same Time”: In the last of our summer lay-led services, two members of the First UU Wausau Social Justice Committee reflect on the current racial justice strife. From their positions of White privilege, Kay Meyer and Jerry Phelan encourage us to study and chew into our internal issues surrounding racial justice. However, don’t wait to get walking, i.e., taking action to move Marathon County toward a more welcoming community with greater racial equality.

Today’s Order of Service | Link to today’s online service



Sunday, August 30, 2020

In this period of heightened recognition of the advantages of being white in America and interest in learning ways to address racism, we are grateful Kayley McColley has agreed to provide reflections of her experiences as a Black person in Wausau. Kayley is a 20 year old who was raised in Wausau, graduated from Wausau West High School, and currently is working here in the health care field. Kayley is a committed community activist and sought after voice.

Today’s worship associate is Randy Jefferson; music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, on piano, and Dänika Kozlovich, vocals.

Link to today’s Order of Service.

Link to today’s Online Service.


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Join Richard Olson as he leads this service, entitled “Ordinary Loss.”   In his words: “Throughout our lives we all face many losses. Some are minor but seem major at the time. Other times, these losses are traumatic and lead to acute grief. We need to grieve, and we do so in many ways; it is a healthy process. What is unhealthy though, is when we allow our grief to be heavier than the actual loss.”

Please note:  If discussion of suicide is a sensitive topic, please skip from 27:22 – 31:06.

Today’s Order of Service.

Link to today’s Online Service.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

In today’s service, Julie Trombley, the Director of Religious Education at First UU Wausau, speaks to us in her message, “Finding Delight.”  Music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, on piano, and Dänika Kozlovich, vocals.

Today’s Order of Service.

Link to today’s Online Service.


 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

In today’s service, the Reverend Brian Mason speaks to us in his sermon, “Heart on the Run.” Music provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, on piano, and Dänika Kozlovich, vocals.

Order of Service

Link to service podcast

 



Sunday, August 2, 2020

In today’s service, the Reverend Kimberly Debus spoke to us of loneliness, connection, and caring for each other: “In this time of physical distancing and virtual church, we miss some of what makes our Sunday mornings special. How do we reach out to one another and show our care for each other in this new way of being together?”
 
Music provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, on piano, and Dänika Kozlovich, vocals.
 

Today’s Order of Service



Sunday, July 26, 2020

This summer’s fourth installment in our lay-led series features Randy Jefferson, presenting “My First UU: Peter, Dick, and Glenda.”  Music provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, on piano and organ, and Dänika Kozlovich, vocals.

Today’s Order of Service.

Link to service podcast.



Sunday, July 19, 2020

In our third lay-led service of the summer, we are pleased to welcome back UWSP Lecturer in Religious Studies Dr. Ryan O’Leary, who is speaking to us this morning about work he has had done on the connection between religion, secularism, and tolerance, in “The Religious Dimensions of Secularism.”

Today’s worship associate is Randy Jefferson. Music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Click here to open the Order of Service. 

Link to service podcast.

 

 


 

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Second in our summer’s lay-led services, today’s service, “Woody Guthrie Speaks to Us Still,”  is led by Greg Venne, member of First UU Wausau.  Greg is accompanied today by Margaret Jerz, Ray Kraemer, and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to the Lyrics

Link to Service Podcast

 



Sunday, July 5, 2020

This summer’s first lay-led service, “Essential but Unwanted,”  is led by Richard Olson, member of First UU Wausau.

Order of Service

Link to service podcast

 


 

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Beyond the Water’s Edge
Sunday Worship at General Assembly

Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs together in worship. Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. She serves as Minister at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Vermont. She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter. Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet.

The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities. Donate now.

The service will stream live here.

*Note the different time, as the stream comes from a different time zone.

On Sunday morning, the service will only be available while it’s streaming. Later in the day, a recording will be released and we’ll share that on our Facebook page when it’s available.



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Today’s service, “On Fatherhood,” is led by Brian Mason, Minister of this church.  The worship associate is Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education; and the music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to service podcast



Sunday, June 14, 2020

Today’s service, “A Conversation about Meaning through the Language of Poetry,” is led by Brian Mason, Minister of this church; Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education; Margaret Jerz, Music Director; and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz & Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to service podcast

Notes from the Music Department



Sunday, June 7, 2020

Today’s service is led by Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education.  The worship associate is Brian Mason, minister of this church.  Music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and guest vocalist Wendy Galbraith.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast



Sunday, May 31, 2020

Today’s Flower Communion service is led by the Rev. Brian Mason. Julie Trombley is the Worship Associate. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast

Notes from the Music Department


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Today’s Bridging service, in celebration of graduating high school senior Ruby Fischer, is led by Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education. The worship associate is the Reverend Brian Mason, Minister. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, May 10, 2020

The preacher is the Reverend Brian Mason, Minister. The worship associate is Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, May 3, 2020

The preacher is the Reverend Brian Mason, Minister. The worship associate is Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast

Notes from the Music Department


Sunday, April 26, 2020

The preacher is the Reverend Brian Mason, Minister. The worship leader is Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, April 19, 2020

The preacher is Julie Trombley, Director of Religious Education. The worship leader is the Reverend Brian Mason, Minister. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz, Music Director, and Dänika Kozlovich, Congregational Administrator.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

This service is led by the Reverend Brian Mason. The worship associate is Julie Trombley. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, April 5, 2020

This service is led by the Reverend Brian Mason. The worship associate is Julie Trombley. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, March 29, 2020

This service is led by the Reverend Brian Mason. The worship associate is Julie Trombley. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


Sunday, March 22, 2020

This service is led by the Reverend Brian Mason. The worship associate is Julie Trombley. The music is provided by Margaret Jerz and Dänika Kozlovich.

Order of Service

Link to Service Podcast


This I Believe – February 10, 2019

This service is led by Joni Hahn (on behalf of Sally Schmidt), Holly Briquelet Miller, Tim Peterson, and Julie Trombley.

Link to Service Podcast


Truth-telling as Healing: Will We Answer Dr. King’s Call? – January 20, 2019

This service is led by Reggie Jackson and Dr. Fran Kaplan of Nurturing Diversity Partners.

Link to Service Podcast