Bill Chene

Rhyme and Reason

Choosing reason without rhyme is to risk losing the poetry of life. Choosing rhyme without reason runs the risk of pandering to the irrational and the anti-scientific. We do not have to choose one over the other.

Church is CANCELLED this Sunday! Join us online instead…

Join us online for a livestream service on the CVUU Facebook Group at 10am. ………………………………………………………………….. Mi Kamocha Ba’eilim Hashem or Who is Like You, O God? Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve this year.  Although many of us may not light the Menorah in our homes, and many Jews see it as a somewhat minor holiday … Continued

O Come Emanuel

As we enter the season of Advent, Rev. Eva offers a reflection on the spiritual practice of sitting and waiting for the birth of faith, hope, peace, and love.  You may find there are some connections to the current political climate.  You may find there are connections to your feelings for the approaching holiday if … Continued

Hanging Separately, Hanging Together: A UU Labor Day Reflection

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now” (Martin Luther King, Jr.).  “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately” (Benjamin Franklin).  “We can do this.  We are the adaptable animal….we can organize..and we can act” (James Ismael Ford).  Celebration Associates: Bill … Continued

Poetry Sunday

It’s time once again for this year’s Poetry Sunday.  If you enjoy writing or reading poetry then Poetry Sunday is for you.  Our audience is always polite and accepting.  Here’s how it works.  Bring a poem or two to read to the congregation.  We always get to hear some really wonderful poems from both known … Continued


What is the engine that drives creativity in our lives?  Is it something as mundane as a mistake?  Or is it something more esoteric like a muse, or something mechanical like a sequence of activities that triggers our creativity, or is it something spiritual?  Come join us for Sunday’s message when we’ll try to address … Continued

Memorial Day

Bill will preach about how we deal with the loss of loved ones.  Del Carpenter – Celebration Associate All-Church Clean-up and Potluck to follow: As in past years, bring your work gloves, dust rags, polish, window cleaner, vacuums and gardening gear for cleaning indoors and out.  Dress for work and be prepared to have fun … Continued