The Power of Listening
We kick off October’s theme one week early as we explore the power of listening. “This is your chance to listen carefully. Your whole life might depend on what you hear.” – Joyce Sutphen. We’ve all heard it’s good to listen. … read more.
Speaker: Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
The Power of Listening
This Sunday we officially kick off the 2020-2021 congregational year with our traditional Water Communion – a chance to formally acknowledge, even bless, this new year. This year is particularly poignant as we anticipate fresh challenges for families, teachers, students, and all whose lives are … read more.
Cleaning House in Home or Heart
By Rev Ellen Quaadgras
In past years we didn’t always have a service on Labor Day Sunday, but lately we’ve been using this as an opportunity to offer a “best of” – a service that the Worship … read more.
Spiritual Practice – Body/Mind/Spirit
In a world changing all around us, how do we stay the course, keep our center, keep our heads? Faith leaders have long pointed to spiritual practice as a way to foster compassion, deepen our relationship with ourselves, and support … read more.
A Compassionate Father’s Day
Reading excerpt from The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
“When we are born,
we have curses and gifts from our parents and ancestors
[that] come from way back, and generation after generation,
we work on them, with them.
They are curses because there … read more.
Appreciation Sunday: The Journeys of Our Lives
How do we equip ourselves for the journeys of our lives? Especially in times so full of change? Join us for this end-of-the-congregational-year, all-ages service in which we explore these questions. This service will include a celebration of our … read more.
Parker Palmer writes that “the human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace the questions: Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings … and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And … read more.
Norbert Capek, founder of Unitarian Universalism in Czechoslovakia, created the Flower Communion Service in 1923. It was designed to be a service of union and diversity, representing of beauty of each person’s unique gifts, as well as the richness of our gathered community. If you … read more.
Opening Words: Adapted from “Letters To A Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke
Time for All Ages: The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering (from the book by Sharon Mehdi)
First Reading: Excerpt from A Mother’s Day for Peace by Rev. Stefan Jonasson
Second Reading: Wage Peace by Judyth Hill
In … read more.
We were already living in an era of transformation. The pace of change just went from fast to very fast. How do we handle it? How can we make the most of it? How might we live as the free spirits we naturally are, even … read more.