Speaker: Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

January 26, 2020 – All of Me

“I am large” Walt Whitman wrote, “I contain multitudes.” We, humans, are multifaceted beings. Yet from the time we are small we receive messages telling us who and how we are supposed to be. What about the rest of us? As we explore the theme of integrity this month, let’s talk about what it might mean to embrace all the parts of who we are.

January 19, 2020 Where Do We Go from Here? — Snow Update: Services will be happening!

That’s the title of a sermon Martin Luther King preached in 1957. And an ever-recurring question for our day. Where do we go from here, in a country so divided along ideological lines, still so conflicted around race? What might we do to move toward a vision that is unified and hopeful? And what might be our part, yours and mine, in helping make those dreams come true?

January 12, 2020 Cleaning House in Home or Heart

 

https://www.westminsteruu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/20200112.mp3

Reading ‘Thanks, Robert Frost’ by David Ray

https://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php%3Fdate=2007%252F01%252F31.html

Sermon

I walked by the window of a bookstore and saw something that made me stop short. There, at the front of the display case was Marie Kondo’s bestselling book: The life-changing magic of tidying up.

And, there, perched … read more.

There is Room at the Table (this service includes a surprise!)

https://www.westminsteruu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Room-at-the-Table-11-24-2019.mp3

Story: In God’s Hands by Larry Kushner and Gary Schmidt

https://books.google.com/books?id=X99bPugixuEC

Homily:

It might have kept going that way indefinitely, the story tells us.  Jacob, the rich man, coming to synagogue, falling asleep, waking up and walking home. And David, the poor man, coming and cleaning … read more.

Where Your Heart Is

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21, Christian Bible. We pay attention to money: our bank accounts, our retirement funds, whether we have enough for a vacation or that smartphone. And we pay attention to our hearts: whether we are sad or happy, frustrated or serene. But what might we learn when we focus not just on one or the other, but on the relationship between the two? How are our “treasure” and our hearts connected? And what might that show us about how to live our lives?