Come celebrate with upbeat ballads and music that makes you want to sing or dance (whether you speak Spanish or not)! As is often the case, science is catching up with ancient spiritual wisdom which says people experience increased resiliency and wisdom when they stay … read more.
Rev. Kent Matthies
An important Sunday at USG was when Rev. André Trocmé preached here. In 1942 Rev. Trocmé bravely led his French town, Le Chambon, to become a safe sanctuary for Jewish refugees seeking housing, food and passage to new countries. Today our neighbor church, The First … read more.
In times of challenge and serenity it is possible to experience yourself as a safe, peaceful sanctuary. Thich Nhat Hanh says, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” Whether you describe yourself … read more.
Too often we can live our days with a blurred vision or even closed eyes. Too often we fail to recognize opportunities to become our fullest, truest selves. In a world crammed with “options,” the challenge can be figuring out how and where to put … read more.
The Jewish New Year is a time for finding meaning and getting right with God and conscience. Hashem is a name for God, which simply means “the name.” Whatever your theology you can listen for and live out the “voice” of Hashem. Theists, agnostics and … read more.
For our Ingathering Water Ceremony we begin the church year anew by celebrating our commitment to our UU Principles. Come help us celebrate new, beautiful sanctuary banners, which help us affirm and promote “the inherent dignity and worth of every person”, and “justice, equity and … read more.
The poet Hafiz wrote, “Like the morning breeze, if you bring to the morning good deeds, the rose of our desire will open and bloom.” Summer can be a time to feel the morning breeze. Often this can lead to a more active, enriching engagement … read more.
The World Cup of Soccer is being played in Russia. This most important global sporting event contains many elements of the best and the worst of our current global, human society. True stories of rags to riches, players speaking dozens of languages with a common … read more.
On Father’s Day, people often experience a wide range of emotions, including gratitude, regret, joy and pain. One aspect of the complex relationships people have with fatherhood involves the different ways in which people express love. In his book Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman identifies … read more.
We may enjoy our Facebook “friends.” However, we long for more than social media connections. One of the best reasons to come to church is to make spiritual friends. With flickers of hope for making a spiritual connection, we encounter others; over time we kindle long burning … read more.