Nurturing minds, hearts, and relationships.
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What Do We Believe?
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At the beginning of each church year, Northwoods congregants gather with water that symbolizes an experience or an insight that they had during the summer months. These waters are commingled and the common water is used throughout the year in Child Dedication Ceremonies.
DAY OF THE DEAD
Each Sunday before All Saints Day Northwoods reflects on our ancestors and our beloved dead through the building of a community altar.
These seasonal events include a pageant presented by the children as well as Christmas Eve candlelight services.
BURNING BOWL SERVICE
On the first Sunday of the New Year, people are invited to note something they wish to let go of and then consign it to a flame.
The men of Northwoods create a service reflecting male spirituality accompanied by the men’s chorus.
Each Easter Northwoods celebrates the beauty and diversity of community through a flower communion originally created by the Czech Unitarian Rev. Norbert Capek.
Each spring the high school youth of Northwoods share their spirituality and vision by creating a unique worship service for the congregation.
What’s Happening Sundays this Summer at Northwoods!!
June 13 is Rev Sarah’s last Sunday in the pulpit for a while. Here’s what we’ve got on tap to fill that void while she’s resting, restoring, rejuvenating, and hanging out in the pool:
JUNE 20: SOLSTICE WITH PETER MAYER. Yes, you read that right. Peter Mayer will be doing a return engagement to celebrate the longest day of the year.
JUNE 28: GENERAL ASSEMBLY. We will keep with our several years’ tradition of streaming (albeit not live) a service from GA.
JULY 4, 11, and 25: REV ERIN WALTER will be our featured summer guest minister. She’s a rock star—literally—who will be bringing both musical talents and spiritual insights to our services.
JULY 18th: REBECCA MCGOVNEY-INGRAM will be discussing the many facets of the seemingly childlike song, This Little Light of Mine: History of its creation/purpose, all the original verses, subsequent use as a civil rights song, how our children sing it and why, and more.
AUGUST 1st: EMMA’S REVOLUTION. Bookending our 7-week tour de force, the musical power and social impact of the group Emma’s Revolution will be bringing music and message to the service.
Put us on your calendar—you don’t want to miss any of it!
Meet our Minister
Rev. Sarah Prickett
Rev. Sarah Prickett is a Unitarian Universalist minister in preliminary fellowship and a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. She grew up in Little Rock, AR, and attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia, where she received a BA in Creative Writing. She went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Georgia College and State University before returning to Little Rock to work for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a copy editor and later assistant editor. It was in Little Rock, that Rev. Sarah discovered Unitarian Universalism, joining the UU Church of Little Rock and serving in many leadership roles during her time as a member.
Her sense of call led her to seminary, where she was a part time student for six years before graduating in 2017. During her time in seminary, she moved to Houston, TX to serve Northwoods as Director of Lifespan Faith Development. Houston will always have a special place in her heart because it is also where she met her wife Sidney. They married in 2014 and moved back to Little Rock soon after to care for Sarah’s father in his final months.
While in Little Rock, she served as Intern Minister for the Church of the Larger Fellowship, taught freshman composition and worked in the Family Services Department of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. Sarah and Sid have two dogs and are glad to be back in what feels like their family’s hometown.
Need to schedule an online appointment with Rev. Sarah? The following appointments are available:
Program/Planning Session – 60 or 30 Minutes
Pastoral Care – 60 or 30 Minutes
Chat/Check-in – 15 Minutes