One year before his death Dr King preached at Riverside Church in New York about the triple headed monster of racism, militarism and poverty. After that sermon, for the rest of his tragically short life, King had enemies and antagonists on all sides. Today the … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Kent Matthies
The New Year is a time when we can embrace new possibilities. Many times in order to have time, energy or focus, we have to “say no” first. What do you need to stop, leave or say “No” to in order to embrace your … read more.
Dance on down with the band and the entire community! This is a day of saying goodbye to the Old Year with a Dixie Land Jazz Band you won’t forget. This is also the day to embrace the possibilities for the New Year. Is … read more.
Winter Solstice marks turning from dark towards light. The wheel of fire will roll through the parking lot tonight – not hitting any cars! St. Lucia Day celebrates the emergence of light and hope amidst the fear of dark and despair. The shining of this … read more.
The shortest days and the longest nights. We are on our way to the season of light — but be careful not to hurry. Disappointments, melancholy and heartbreaks are integral to life’s fabric, and we can learn to embrace them. There can be a mystery … read more.
“Building Beloved Community” is part of the mission of USG. Most of us know from personal experiences in our lives that this is easier said than done. On this Community Day, we will explore building beloved community in this intergenerational service.
The human capacity for memory is a miraculous gift, which can create great meaning and purpose in our lives. Of course, memory can also bring recurring visits to pain and trauma. Engaging memory as a spiritual practice can create healing, hope and empowerment.
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.
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.