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“Blessing of the Animals”

Joining us in our interdependent web of existence are animals who bring love, humor, and wisdom to our lives. Whether these creatures are big and small, wild and domestic, loved up close or appreciated from afar, they are a special part of the world we … read more.

“Baby, We Need a Barn-Raising”

Pandemic isolation has had a deep impact on mental health and community dynamics. How can we show up with authenticity—virtually and in-person—as we continue to exercise caution due to COVID-19. Rev. Erin Walter will reflect on spiritual resources for mental health and our calling to … read more.

“Ebbs and Flows”

Each year, Unitarian Universalists around the country mark the start of a new year with the ritual of Water Communion, where we remember that even though water can be a source of destruction, it can also be a source of healing and renewal. In song … read more.

“Labor and Rest”

On this Labor Day weekend, Rev. Jaimie will reflect on Labor Movements, finding meaning in our work, and the importance of rest. We will also have a moment of blessing for our two new staff members, who begin their work with us this week!

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“I Am Willing”

Holly Near’s song “I Am Willing” featured in this week’s service, is a beloved anthem about how we hold on to hope and keep going despite our obstacles. It is an anthem of resilience, a promise to persist. How do we build up resilience in … read more.

“Love in the Time of Misinformation”

In the last 18 months, many of us have radically changed our daily lives to help combat an unprecedented pandemic. This already difficult time has been made more troubling by a wave of misinformation — online, on TV, and in the minds and mouths of … read more.

“Where the Theology Meets the Road”

We think we know what we believe and hold to be true, but then comes a crisis of illness or death, and all bets are off! Michael Eselun, a well-known speaker and chaplain at the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, will explore in his talk, … read more.

“Onward and Upward”

For generations, our Universalist and Unitarian ancestors-in-faith sought to grow the Beloved Community by fostering “the continuity of human development in all worlds, or, the progress of humanity onward and upward forever.” And yet, we know that progress is never linear, that there are … read more.

“We Keep Searching”

As Unitarian Universalists, ours is a lifelong search for truth and meaning. We wander and we wonder, and yet sometimes we can feel spiritually stuck. So, how do we get ourselves unstuck? How do we stumble into deeper knowing and greater connection? And how do … read more.