In this evening filled with story and song, we touch an ancient mystery: the humble birth of new hope, new love, and new light into the world. Tonight’s services will feature musicians Nonetta Shataksian on piano, Tina Q. Kambil on alto sax, Westminster’s choir singing … read more.
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Please join us for this exclusive, one-of a kind, limited-time rendition of The Gift of the Magi, originally by O. Henry, new screenplay by Sarah Quigg. The pageant will star our own singularly-gifted Westminster young people and will be an opportunity for all ages to … read more.
The Christian holiday of Christmas is full of stories of the unbelievable – full of miracles and mystery. To the skeptical among us, it can seem far fetched. Yet our world is full of the unexpected, the unknown, the unresolved. Let us reflect on how … read more.
“If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be Honest Anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Be Good Anyway. Give your world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give Your Best Anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa. We are … read more.
The spiritual journey is not a once-and-be-done-with-it endeavor. Neither is participating in a congregation. Although there are certain thresholds moments (like “signing the book” to join), the depth and breadth of one’s spiritual journey is not static. What might be possible for you and for … read more.
We most often think of sanctuary as a place – a church, a roof overhead in a downpour, a shelter for wildlife. What if we expand our definition of sanctuary? In today’s all-ages service, Rev. Ellen tells a story from her Transylvanian pilgrimage this summer … read more.
In this month of sanctuary, as a church whose mission statement includes welcoming all in “wide embrace,” what does it mean to offer “Wide Welcome”? How can we be shelter for each other, for the strangers we might meet, and the angels we sometimes entertain, … read more.
A Sanctuary In Our Time
by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Westminster Unitarian Church
October 7, 2018
Our theme, this month, is sanctuary.
A topic that feels particularly apropos amidst the storms we have been witnessing at the highest levels of government these last few weeks.
Sometimes, in light of the events playing … read more.
Life throws curve balls. It’s not a question of “if” so much as “when.” And, these days, the unexpected feels more like the norm than the exception. In the face of rapid change, upheaval, or twists of fate, how do we “recalculate” our goals and … read more.