Honoring the Ancestors

This Sunday our service recognizes the Mexican Holiday “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead,” where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a reunion in the realm of the living. We invite our members and friends to bring pictures, keepsakes or mementos of their departed ones to add to our SUUF altar that we will create especially for this day. Our Ancestors are dead, but they are not gone.


This in-person service was held in the sanctuary at the JCSVV, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, and featured live singing by our musician Susannah Martin and member Cynthia Strom.

“Never Forget Your Ancestors”

“To forget one’s Ancestors is to be a brook,

 Without a source,

 A tree,

 Without a root.”

                     – Chinese Proverb



Based on recommendations from our Covid Safety Response Team, the Board agreed to ease the requirement for wearing masks during our in-person services, beginning with last Sunday’s service. This also applies to making announcements and expressing Joys and Concerns from our community microphone. You may read their complete report here, Thank you to everyone for being aware of the ongoing risks and for doing everything possible to protect yourself and others.

Previously-recorded services from September 2020 through April 2022, as well as more recent services from Fall 2022, continue to be available for viewing on our YouTube channel and may be easily accessed from the posting for that week’s service.