Renewing Faith: Simply Pray. In this first service on the Soul Matters theme of “Renewing Faith”, we’ll explore prayer as a spiritual practice, even for Unitarian Universalists.
Speaker: Larry LaVerdure
Bob Dylan offered in one of his songs the thought: There is no success like failure and failure is no success at all. We will parse that statement out to see what he meant. Dawna Markova wrote a poem titled “I will not die an … read more.
Many of the modern traditions observed at Christmas were first celebrated by Germanic people in Northern Europe such as : Giving of gifts, feasting, leaving food out for house elves, decorating houses with evergreens such as holly and balsam trees and burning candles. But there … read more.
This kind of danger is not immediately obvious. We’ve been conditioned to think that there is only one true story and that getting it straight is the hard part. But what if there are many perspectives on any event, and we just teased out the … read more.
As the pandemic wears on and the Delta Variant upends what we thought we knew, many are feeling frayed and dismayed. The pandemic has brought into stark relief a fundamental polarization between individual freedom and the common good. Today we explore justice, equity and compassion … read more.
Who are we becoming? Just as the stone was rolled away at the Resurrection, we are also invited into “something more.” What insight does Jesus’ resurrection give us for new and different ways of being, both individually and as a community?
On this Valentine’s Day, we look at love between people and within community. Commitment to the Beloved Community invites us into a deeper love for all of creation. Not easy, but well worth it.
On this Martin Luther King Day Weekend, we’ll explore Dr. King’s 1966 Ware Lecture to the UU General Assembly. How much of what Dr. King was asking of us then is still relevant now? Where do we need to take his message in this century?
As the days darken and the pandemic further limits our activities, how can a practice of stillness support us? In this service, we’ll explore the ways stillness can support us, even, or especially, if we feel isolated by circumstances.