Sophia Lyon Fahs (1876-1978), an extraordinary UU religious educator, worked capture the sense of wonder and creativity in our everyday lives. Our service this morning is about the journeys of the spirit – both the work of building the world we dream about – and the motions of our hearts.
Rev. Cyndi Simpson
This church has a major goal of intentionally becoming more welcoming. What might that mean? What would it look like? The change needed could include a spiritual practice of becoming more radically hospitable.
Fireworks, food, good fortune and/or prosperity are aspects of Chinese New Year. But there is an older story behind this holiday, a story of MONSTERS and noise! What can this story teach us about community? Everyone is asked to wear RED – your lives may depend on it…
Celebrate Martin Luther King by continuing his work of liberation. Our UU faith has committed to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Dedicated to a world of racial justice, we cannot afford to misunderstand or have doubts about any movement with which we must be solidly allied.
On this New Year’s Day, we will consider the usefulness – or not – of making resolutions for the New Year. Perhaps it’s not about making resolutions, but about being resolute. What does that mean and how can we do it?
On Christmas Day, our doors will be open to all who are seeking community and solace on this holy day. We will hear the traditional Italian story of La Befana and consider how it is that we may come to enlightenment in our lives and in this religious community.
On Christmas Eve we gather to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus of Nazareth in a traditional (yet also thoroughly Unitarian Universalist) service of Lessons and Carols. 6:30 p.m.
Today we celebrate Yule – the Winter Solstice. We will affirm the fruitful power of the darkest time of year and cast into the fire that which no longer serves us well. We will seek the Sun and celebrate the return of the Light into our lives.
On this Sunday, we will celebrate our new members as well as those who have dedicated themselves to service and leadership for our congregation. Please join us in affirming all of these wonderful people who have committed to our faith and brought their light to shine in so many ways!
Thanks and gratitude.