The Art of Becoming

We will have our ‘First Sunday’ worship here on the second Sunday of April. Our monthly theme is ‘becoming’ and we will share stories, songs, and reflections together on the art of becoming our best selves together. Join us after the service for our traditional … read more.

Know Thyself

I’ve always maintained that the various Personality Inventories (MBTI and Enneagram in particular) can be helpful for self-reflection but can also be limiting when interpreted as a static reality. Let us lean into Socrates’ age-old injunction: “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.”

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Oct 4         “Of Ears and Errors”          Amanda Jones and Reverend Douglas Taylor
Have you ever played the ‘telephone’ game in which a message gets passed along the line and jumbled up until it is unrecognizable? Or do you spend extra energy on listening to help you understand and have clarity? 

Oct 11         “May The Forest Be With You”   Reverend Janet Shortall *
We must look to the rhythms of the natural world to guide and inform our living, especially in these times.   

*Bio:  Janet Shortall, an ordained UU minister and member of First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, works as an Associate Dean of Students at Cornell University where she leads the university crisis management team.

Oct 18                  ” My Faith Is Not Fascist-Friendly”          Reverend Douglas Taylor
What is fascism? What’s Antifa? What is happening to our democratic republic? Let us consider these questions through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist values

Oct 25                   “Do You Hear?”          Reverend Douglas Taylor
With this month’s theme of “Deep Listening,” I wonder about our perception of reality and how our brains are very good at filling in gaps with what we expect the world to be. I’ll share the story of magenta as an example.