April 23, 2017: Communal Renewal

As we consider the very real threats to our beloved Earth, it’s easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed. Instead, let us observe Earth Day by renewing both our spirits and our resolve with our annual flower communion. Bring a flower to help fill our sanctuary with beauty and our hearts with hope.

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April 16, 2017: The Rite of Spring

Our Christian kin celebrate Easter, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection from the grave.  Yet there are many ways of understanding – and experiencing – “resurrection.”  Our “Rite of Spring” service is a look at the transformation of death to life, winter to spring, and the “tomb time” in our own lives into our own resurrection.  […]

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The work of social justice is the work of societal transformation, and the Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT) is one way this work has been done in the Charlottesville – Albemarle area for the past decade.  As with all community organizing, the power of an individual is transformed into the power of […]

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The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Celebrating our Rainbow Chalice. Through song, story and reflection, Leia Durland-Jones and Rev. Wik will explore in multigenerational community what it means to live our values as UUs.  If you have ever struggled with articulating what UUs believe, this service will help you think about ways to articulate (y)our […]

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Read the Order of Service. Because of the nature of this service, the sermon for this week contains the sermons for both the 9:15 and 11:15 service. The 11:15 service sermon starts at approximately 22:45. In each of the congregations Rev. Wik served previously there was the tradition of having an annual “question box” Sunday.  Congregants […]

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Read the Order of Service. “For those who believe in God, the current national situation may be bringing some disbelief.  And for those who need language to talk to your neighbors and relatives about God, we may need new perspective.  Come find some hope and tools for going forward.”

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Read the Order of Service. It was during the first few years of my first settled call that I first started working with a spiritual director, and this guy was the real deal — spiritual director, Episcopal priest, and Jungian analyst.  A seeker’s trifecta.  I remember one day when we were talking about the wrestling I […]

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February 26, 2017: Dreaming Creation

Read the Order of Service. There is the stuff of creation- the circles we call in our meditations, the human and animal beings, the trees and rivers, the oceans and streams– that beautiful amalgam. The creation– that some of us call God’s Creation.  And then there are the acts of creation– of babies and symphonies and […]

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