Join us in exploring the three faces – or facets – of Labor Day: Labor Day Democratic History and Unitarian Universalism Democracy – Labor and MultiCulturalism – Labor Passion and Play (Recreation).
Have you noticed that the UU principles sound like values that make democracy possible? How do we practice democracy as a spiritual practice? In this time of political upheaval, what’s the role and responsibility of organized religion, congregations and citizens to serve our larger community? How can we help?
The title of the service is borrowed from a workshop I attended at Summer Institute in July. With racial tension high in our society, I use this service to reflect on my own whiteness and what it looks like for me to confront racial injustice. Why would I even want to do so as a […]
The first habit of the heart for democracy recognizes that we’re all in this – struggle, creation, dance – together. When are you or have you been all in? What helps us get there?
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How do we keep faith with life during changing times? One way is poetry. Jane Hirshfield writes, “Poems hold things you can’t quite remember; you take them in, they become you, you say them to others, and they become in that moment the listener’s own heart and mind, knowledge and life.” Bring a poem that […]
A video sermon “In All Thy Getting, Get Understanding” presented at General Assembly 2016 helps us to see how congregations can work together to understand unity and collaboration Join us as we share the readings and listening to this inspiring video sermon.
The Water Communion, also sometimes called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service in the 1980s. Many UU congregations now hold a Water Communion once a year. Members bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. During the appointed time in […]
Celebrate who we are to each other. As we observe Independence Day and freedom from oppression, we explore freedom’s wider call of interdependence with readings and songs from scientists and sages! Bring a reading, story, or song, and something delicious to share for brunch.
A poetry-inspired service exploring who we are (as individuals, as a spiritual community, as a religious movement) to the Mystery and to each other? And how Life is moving, speaking, holding presence through us now. Bring your favorite poem or quote by Rumi (or Hafiz).