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.
Category Archives: Previous Services
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).
Exploring the eco-feminist theology of poet, naturalist, mystic (UU) Mary Oliver. (An antidote to the volatility of this week’s presidential convention.) Bring your favorite Mary Oliver poem or quote to share
What was GA like for those from Oberlin UU Fellowship who attended? Hear shared experiences from those who went to General Assembly in Columbus. We are already looking forward to New Orleans General Assembly in 2017
How do we mother ourselves, our children, our community, our world? How do you respond to the truculent teen-ager within you (or in your face) who says, “I don’t want to; I won’t do it; you can’t make me!” How do you hold space so something totally new may grow?
Our Unitarian forefather Ralph Waldo Emerson provided an important legacy to us – the idea that the true work of our lives is the heart’s spiritual awakening. Emerson has been called America’s first public intellectual, and he placed great emphasis on each individual’s capacity and obligation for decision-making and truth seeking. Emerson also profoundly influenced the creation of a new […]
This line was omitted from our beloved UU hymn, “Come, Come, Whoever You Are.” Is it all right and even important to break vows? When must we keep our word? When must we break it?