As Unitarian Universalists, we use a variety of words and concepts to talk about the holy or ‘the transcending mystery’ or God. See?!? I can’t even write a description of this worship without using three different words for it. Come, let us revel in our … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Douglas Taylor
Join us for a story of power and gratitude, wisdom and food! We invite you to bake and bring in a loaf of bread that is special to you. Maybe it is a recipe from your grandmother or from your an-cestral culture. How many loaves … read more.
Generally speaking, most people like beginnings much better than endings. But every experience (like every life and every good story) has a beginning, a middle, and an end. How do you end things in your life? ‘Ending well’ is too often … read more.
What has happened for you in this sanctuary over the years? Were there special events, friendships formed, or even epiphanies? What has this room witnessed of your life? As we prepare to change our building, let us attend to the fact that our building has … read more.
Brene Brown has done notable work around empathy and vulnerability. Listen to her lessons about how “Belonging” is a product of kindness mixed with strength.
Within a few months, we will turn our building over to the renovation process. We will go across town and worship in another community’s space for a few months. We will be in temporary exile, relying on the hospitality of others.
Our “First Sunday” 45-minute worship will follow the monthly topic of “Belonging.” How do we know when we are really included in a group? It’s about creating “just, loving, and creative spaces” in the world.
With atrocities and injustices piling up around the world and in our nation, it can be difficult (even immoral?) to ‘assume best intentions’ when we bump up against each other. What is the fulcrum upon which we balance justice and mercy?
Liberal Theology generally calls us to treat all people with kindness and respect, even those with whom we disagree. Liberation Theology offers a challenging critique, a call to do more than ‘agree to disagree.’ https://douglastaylor.org/2019/09/16/the-gentle-oppressor/
Most years I focus on ‘community’ when putting together our annual Water Ceremony. But notice how precious water is for life. “Mni Wiconi” Remember to bring some water from a place that is special or spiritual for you to share into our common bowl.