Spiritual Life.

Nurturing minds, hearts, and relationships.

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Northwoods Traditions

WATER COMMUNION
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.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
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.

NORTHWOODS STAMPEDE
The men of Northwoods create a service reflecting male spirituality accompanied by the men’s chorus.

FLOWER COMMUNION
Each Easter Northwoods celebrates the beauty and diversity of community through a flower communion originally created by the Czech Unitarian Rev. Norbert Capek.

YOUTH SERVICE
Each spring the high school youth of Northwoods share their spirituality and vision by creating a unique worship service for the congregation.

 

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

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