We’ve all experienced hurt or disappointment because of our own actions or the actions of others. As we celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days, we remember that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and others is the gift of forgiveness and the opportunity to begin again in love.
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in one drop.” ~ Rumi. As we begin the new church year, we celebrate inherent wisdom, strength and courage. Bring water from home or a place special to you to pour into a community bowl, highlighting blessings given and received.
Radical hospitality is described as going beyond politeness – it’s greeting the stranger with “revolutionary generosity.” Can neighbors with widely different religious beliefs work together for their community’s common good? Connie Simon reminds us that we are stronger together and previews her upcoming Interfaith Connection and Action project.
Humans are fragile creatures –alternately weak and strong, brave and frightened, carrying our hopes and dreams, burdens, fears and insecurities as we navigate through life. Sometimes our fragility tears us apart individually and as community. It can also bring us closer. How do we come together in wholeness?
How do Unitarian Universalists observe Easter in a way that acknowledges and honors our Judeo-Christian heritage while still recognizing the rich theological diversity that makes our faith tradition so unique? Please join us as we give new thought to the Easter celebration. Bring a flower-per-person to participate in the flowering of the chalice.
Fear can be constrictive and paralyzing, causing us to miss out on chances for our own personal success and opportunities to further our goal of Beloved Community. How do we overcome our fear and learn to speak truth to power?
The Black experience in Unitarian Universalism has been full of challenges, missed opportunities and triumphs. Connie Simon shares stories of resilience and hope that prove, in the words of African American UU historian Mark Morrison Reed, that “we were always there.”
Our first service after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President. Regardless of our political affiliation, we recognize the need for acceptance and healing. How will we work together in love to promote social justice and equal opportunity for all and bring an end to the intolerance and divisiveness that have rocked our society?
There’s a special joy that comes from being surrounded in the warmth of community with family and friends, especially during the holidays. Join Intern Minister Connie Simon for a cozy Christmas morning service filled with music, stories and a message to remind us all of the true meaning of the season.
When there is so much intolerance, discord and suffering in our community and our world, seeing the blessings in life can be a challenge. Sometimes we’re just too busy and distracted to see them. Yet, there they are – waiting to be discovered and revealed. How will you find your blessings? Ministry Moment