As we round the corner from the darkest day of the year, we gather to honor the awe that darkness brings. We will also warm up the sanctuary and bring back the light by generously decorating our ‘Mitten Tree’. Please bring mittens and hats for this annual offering to EFAA — the Emergency Family Assistance Program. Our children and youth will join us for part of this service.
Speaker: Eric Williams
All ages service.
“For Loneliness, by John O’Donohue”, Eric Williams
“The Colors of Grief”, Rev. Lydia, Irene Faivre, Brigitta Vieyra, Eric Williams, Pete Wernick:
The epidemic of random mass shootings has shaken this country to its core. On this Sunday, we explore the impact of these events on our sense of safety, real or perceived. What spiritual insights and tools can help us? What call to … read more.
Today we will explore Principle #7, which calls us to respect the interdependent web of existence. Is all life ultimately one life, just as all water is one water? How can we deepen our sense of connection to the web of life all around … read more.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi sabi is a worldview centered on the acceptance of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. As we end our month of exploring the theme of wholeness, we will use the teachings of wabi sabi to reflect on how we might … read more.
While our shopping centers and strings of lights proclaim this as a season of merriment and joy, our inner lives may be telling a different story. Join Rev. Lydia, Intern Minister AJ van Tine, and Service Associate Eric Williams for a contemplative evening service of … read more.
Life is hard, and sometimes we need to seek refuge to heal and renew our spirits. How do we do that? Where do we turn to comfort and renew ourselves?
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From the beginning, people paid attention to the cycles of life, nature, and the earth. To many, this was their religion. Most of these belief systems respect the earth and many concentrate on the feminine aspect of the cycles of life. We’ll take a brief look at what some of those views are and how it relates to us as UUs. Karin Griglak, leading, and Eric Williams, Service Associate.