Bluegrass United Church of Christ
Bluegrass United Church of Christ


Dreams can be a wonderful escape from the sometimes harsh realities of life. They can be a moment of peace in a hectic world, a moment of bliss in an otherwise life of hard work and obligation. Dreams can also be a marker, a place to aspire to, a goal to be lived into. That's the approach we will take during our Epiphany series. Join us and let's work together to find a way to make our dreams come true.

January 5 - Dreaming of a New Way

January 12 - Dreaming of a Connected Community

January 19 - Dreaming of a Right Kindom

January 26 - Dreaming of a Big Ol' Table

February 2 - Still Dreaming

February 9 - Dreaming Big

February 16 - Dreaming of an Upside Down World

February 23 - Living the Dream


DECEMBER 1 - 29, 2019

“Joy to the World,” a beloved Christmas classic, turns 300 this year. Composer Isaac Watt’s interpretation of Psalm 98 invites us to sing a “new song”–and it is a powerful cosmic performance of all creation being renewed and freed. Rather than “joy” being yet another word for “happiness,” we will discover that the

depths of joy can be found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion–all part of the coming of Jesus to this world and a message the world still so desperately needs.

December 1 - Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy

December 8 - Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy

December 15 - Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy

December 22 - Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy

December 24 - The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy

December 29 - Wonders of His Love: Compassionate Joy


September 15 - OCTOBER 6, 2019

Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters that can hold up a mirror to our own relationships with money. In this four week series, we will “look” squarely in the face of our money issues in compassionate ways that can offer more depth of meaning, healing, and wholeness and a whole new “outlook” on what constitutes a wonderful life.

September 15 - Looking Back

September 22 - Looking In

September 29 - Looking Out

October 6 - Looking with Gratitude


July 28 - September 9, 2019

It's said sometimes that life can be hit or miss. Sometimes we score, sometimes we don't. And for some, the misses seem to outnumber the hits. During this series, we will examine some of the most interesting characters and lessons in the Bible and how some of those "misses" became transformative moments in the ancient community, and more importantly, how they might transform us as well.

July 28 - Mis-placed

August 4 - Mis-taken

August 11 - Mis-givings

August 18 - Mis-understanding

August 25 - Mis-fortune

September 1 - Mis-judged

September 9 - Mis-used


June 16 - July 21, 2019

When will we ever be what we are supposed to be? This series explores who we are when we are most honest, why we should be proud of that person, and how we can use our personhood to be a gift to others... all the while {BE}coming.

June 16 - Becoming Grateful

June 23 - Becoming Brave

June 30 - Becoming Proud

July 7 - Becoming Love

July 14 - Becoming Beautiful

July 21 - Becoming Unique


April 28 - June 9, 2019

Sometimes it's a big moment, a tragedy, or a life-changing circumstance that causes us to question our faith. Sometimes it's the common, everyday things that get in our way. This series will take a look at the feelings, the relationships and the forces that can get between us and our faith.

April 28 - When Religion Blocks Our Faith

May 7 - When  Politics Blocks Our Faith

May 12 - When We Block Our Own Faith

May 19 - When Family & Relationships Blocks Our Faith

May 26 - When Feelings and Emotions Block Our Faith

June 2 -   What Now?

June 9 -  Releasing our Faith


March 6 - April 21, 2019

The season of Lent has often been a time when we think about "giving something up”—a holdover from its penitential flavor in the medieval church. But what if we thought less about "giving up" and more about "making room?" In this Lent series, we will find out what it really costs to be so busy. Let us reconnect to an unhurried God.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday

March 10 - The Right Tempo

March 17 - Preparing a Table

March 24 - Tuning In

March 31 - Living Light

April 7 - A Time for Every Matter

April 14 - Give It a Rest

April 19  - Good Friday

April 21 - Easter Sunday


January 6 - February 24, 2019

God created the heavens and the earth... and called it all good! 

We spend too much time being “driven” rather than “drawn in.” We focus on what we “should” do rather than  what we feel excited and compelled to do in our lives, in this world. During this series, we will connect with our inherent creativity and nurture this foundational aspect of being human, giving us renewed energy for  passionate work, delightful play, and creative problem solving to make this world a better place for all.

January 6 - Special Guest Rev. Chad Abbott

January 13 - Dream, part 1

January 20 - Dream, part 2

January 27 - Hover

February 3 - Risk

February 10 - Listen

February 17 - Re-integrate

February 24 - Resting


December 2 - 30, 2018

This year is the 200th anniversary of the debut of "Silent Night, Holy Night."

This hymn has become the best-loved worship moment of many Christians–even those who only come to church once a year. Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of "all is calm, all is bright"–peace and light for the world. This worship series will celebrate the carol's message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives that can guide us all

year long.

December 2 - Sleep in Peace / Peace

December 9 - Glories Stream / Joy

December 16 - Redeeming Grace / Love

December 23 - Let Us Sing / Hope

December 24 - Calm and Bright

December 30 - Is Born


NOVember 4 - 25, 2018

The short seasons seem to be everyone's favorites.

Spring and Fall are the transition seasons are a comfortable reprieve from the hot summers and cold winters. They are also an opportunity to reflect on the longest and shortest days of the year. This series takes a look at how we respond to the highs and lows of those seasons. 

November 4 - Old Seasons

November 11 - Long Days

November 18 - Short Days

November 25 - New Seasons


SEPTember 23 - OCTOBER 28, 2018

Theology is everywhere!

Disney has been imagining and reimagining inspiring stories, both new and classic, for decades.  If you look deep enough, you'll find that there are a lot of life-lessons and theology to be gleaned from most of them.  This series takes a look at some of the things we can learn from Disney's telling of six beloved classic stories.

September 23 - Lion King

September 30 - Beauty and the Beast

October 7 - Robin Hood

October 14 - Tarzan

October 21 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

October 28 - Mulan

OTHER Series

Roll Down, Justice!
Gifts of the Dark Wood
Theology Learned from Broadway