How often do you have a real conversation with someone you strongly disagree with? When you do, are you trying to convince the person of your point of view, trying to listen, or something else? In this service I will reflect on my recent experiences with deep dialogue around the topic of Black Lives Matter. […]
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Service led by our Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team (Edie Fuchsman, Mary Melaragno, Frank Swinehart) with Rev. Mary. We’ll explore coming out – to ourselves, to our families and to the wider world, and how community makes a difference.
“To thine own self be true.” That is about the soundest advice you could get. But, what does it really mean? How do you know who you really are, let alone how to be true to yourself? The more we live on the surface of our identity, the less we are in touch with our […]
We have no choice but to be haunted. Long after a loved one or friend dies, we still have undelivered messages for that person. This service, drawing on pre-Christian traditions of the Celts, addresses that unmet need.
3rd Habit of the Heart for Vibrant Democracy. How may we hold tension creatively – in our relationships, congregation, community – so we open to new understandings of ourselves and our world, enhancing our lives and allowing us to enhance other people’s lives?
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?
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 […]