We will celebrate Earth Day in story, song and word! How can we be active in protecting our planet, as we are called to do by our First and Seventh UU Principles?
Rev. Cyndi Simpson
This service is composed entirely of elements by Unitarian Universalist people of color. We will approach white supremacy in our faith through heart-centered and soul-deep worship. Come be uplifted and inspired by the words and vision of our sibling UUs! May we heed their call!
Jesus’ violent death is widely understood as a sacrifice for humanity. Yet there always have been Christians who do not accept this doctrine, who believe in a nonviolent atonement. How can this be understood as healing and affirmative for Unitarian Universalists? Come hear a healing Easter message of Jesus’ purpose!
What’s in a name? Or more specifically, a personal pronoun? How we refer to ourselves and each other is critical to our sense of being welcomed, of being known as we wish to be known. Yes, there is a spiritual practice here!
Our UU Third Principle calls us to mutual acceptance and encouragement of spiritual growth. A trip to India where she experienced a vital religious pluralism taught Cyndi how we can be engaged in one another’s spiritual lives more intentionally.
What does it mean to be a People of Welcome? Is there a spiritual practice at the core of welcoming? It begins with how we share ourselves and how we care for one another within and beyond this Beloved Religious Community.
Today in small groups, supported by story and song, we will consider our own identity as UUs here at Second Unitarian. Expect birds, children and youth, oh my!
Valentine’s Day is coming – time to preach about LOVE! How do we gain the intimate partnerships that we most want to have? Maybe it’s not about who the other person is but about knowing ourselves better. Cyndi will unpack this idea based on her favorite book about intimate partnerships.
One of our Goals is about our congregation having a “clear and shared identity as UUs.” How is that the same or different as any one of our personal religious identities? And why is a shared identity something worth having?
Includes pdf of sermon.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, let’s hear about one way we can begin to right the wrongs to African-American people. Listen to audio of the sermon and view pdf copies of the sermon and of the story preceding the sermon, “Greenwood, Oklahoma” by Rev. Cyndi Simpson.