This Sunday – a day when we will be welcoming new members – I will discuss the impact of loneliness in our society, the factors that strengthen loneliness, the importance of the church’s social impact, and why it is important to expand the membership of the church.
Our fifth principle states that we affirm and promote “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. “
Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations is the most
democratically based religious movement in America. Our Unitarian … read more.
Loss and suffering are inescapable aspects of life. An additional layer of suffering is added to the initial reaction to suffering and loss as we seek to hide our suffering. By hiding our suffering and loss from others, … read more.
One of the lessons of decades of
experience as a minister has been the power of shame in the lives of
individuals, families and groups.
Conversely, experience has also taught me the power of blessing in the lives of individuals, families and groups.
will … read more.
This year in Children and Youth Religious Education our theme is “Side with Love,” exploring what it means to ground our Unitarian Universalist identity in love and to put love into action through justice. DRE Erin Reid will … read more.
Soon, I hope, I will be introducing my new book about the Serenity Prayer to the congregation. In the meantime, I wish to talk this Sunday about the basic idea of prayer.
Prayer is a verbal ritual, comparable to other types of … read more.
Since ancient days, people have gathered at the time of the winter solstice to welcome the sun and the return of light. In the darkest season of the year, we too are invited to gather in community to … read more.
The Christmas Eve Service will consist of readings from the Christmas Story, meditative readings, traditional Christmas hymns, and brief reflections on the meaning of the season. The Christmas Eve Service is open to all. Often members bring visiting relatives to this service.
The sermon this Sunday is the third and final sermon in a sermon series about religious naturalism. We have explored the thinking of Loyal Rue, Ursula Goodenough, and this week we will look at the perspective of Don Crosby. (No, this is not Don Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash).
In the Mexican tradition, the dead are honored with beautiful altars, music, dancing, and offerings of their favorite foods. We are grateful for rituals that encourage us to open our hearts and express our … read more.