“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.
Speaker: Rev. Kent Matthies
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.
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.