What does it mean to be a people of abundance, in our lives and here at Second Unitarian? Especially – what does it mean when we might have such strong feelings of fear, hopelessness and scarcity right now?
Rev. Cyndi Simpson
In keeping with the practices of faiths and cultures worldwide, we will observe a remembrance of our beloved dead. Please bring pictures and/or mementos of your beloved who have passed – family, friends, animals. We will build an altar, hear a story and re-connect with those who have gone before.
Last May, at the request of Black Lives of UU, we held our first White Supremacy Teach-In. We will reflect and learn more and also hear about our responses to critical questions from last Spring’s Teach-In.
It is possible that over a half-million US residents identify strongly with Unitarian Universalism. Where are they? What is it that keeps us from sharing our faith, inviting people to join us and generally tooting our own religious horn?
In 2004, the Reverend Carlton Pearson, a Bishop in the African-American Pentecostal tradition, was declared a heretic by his peers. His heresy? He renounced his belief in Hell. We will hear what happened after that and why it matters to us!
What does it mean to be a people of courage? That’s not the courage of an individual alone, but the courage of a group! Especially in these challenging times, what is essential to our personal and shared courage?
What if we lived and worshiped in a congregation where profound meaning for each of us is present in all we do? Think of this as living in the House of Yes, the House of What You Want and Need. Very different from Living in the House of No!
Honoring a UU tradition, we will celebrate our homecoming with the sharing of water. We will gather together and pour waters to express our various experiences over the summer. Bring water from a source that matters to you – and don’t worry if you forget! There will be water!
Our monthly worship theme is Aspiration. It’s about breathing, about what we hope to be, about taking in spirit. We’ll look at the idea of aspiration in a variety of ways as we start our year together.
In Jerusalem the week before his death, Jesus preached his Great Commandment, which includes loving our neighbors as ourselves. This was truly a radical statement for its time! But what does it mean now and why should we care, especially those of us who are non-Christians?