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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We’ve been saying the same words of welcome to and with one another for several years now.  “Whoever you are, whomever you love, however you express your identity … you have a place here.  We all have a place here.  We all are welcome here.” At the end of this morning’s service we’re going to […]

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February 12, 2017: A Service About Service

Read the Order of Service. The members of our senior high youth group (YRUU) will be offering today’s worship, encouraging us all to explore the idea of “service” as a part of our UU identity.  Drawing on their own experiences with service – in both large and small ways – our young people will offer the […]

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Read the Order of Service. These three questions were inscribed by the artist Paul Gauguin on a painting in 1897, and they form the basis of one of our hymns.  (Where do we come from?  What are we?  Where are we going?)  They also suggest an intellectual approach to forming identity — our identity (individual or […]

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Read the Order of Service. After coming home from General Assembly this past summer, our Director of Faith Development, Leia Durland-Jones, told me that I should watch the Sunday morning service and, particularly, to listen to the sermon that had been given by the Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd.  Not that much after, our Director of Administration […]

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January 22, 2017: The Prophetic Role

“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.”  This description of a then still upcoming television program was published in a Scottish newspaper last week.  It continues, “Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is […]

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January 15, 2017: The Price of Prophecy

Read the Order of Service. On being Called Out, Called In and Showing Up.  Religious Educator, and our own Director of Administration and Finance, Christina Rivera will preach this Sunday about the ways in which Unitarian Universalism (and showing up for allyship) mean responding in new ways to being called out and called in.  Special guest […]

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January 8, 2017: The Prophetic Life

What does it mean to live a prophetic life?  What does it take to live a prophetic life?  What sorts of practices support living a prophetic life?  Rev. Alexandra McGee will help us to explore questions like these.  [Note:  This will be a Story Sunday.]

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