This week we will honour our tradition of saying goodbye to the year gone by and welcoming the new year with our annual Fire Communion Service. What do you need to release and let go? What do you want to hold close? What are your hopes and dreams for your life and the world as we begin a new year?
Summer 2020 has been described as a moment of racial reckoning. Black people, along with allies, took to the streets to protest police brutality and anti-Black racism. However, with those months of intense activism behind us, those committed to social justice must ask, "What do we do now?". It is easy to lose energy and purpose in the struggle against white supremacy. As Unitarians, committed to this struggle, it is important that we continue to engage and support anti-racism work through spiritual practice.
Storytelling has the power to connect us during a time when so many are divided. It can help heal our wounds and also inspire others. Self-doubt and perfectionism can prevent us from telling our stories. Anne has learned a thing or so about the importance of sharing our stories - and why it's the real legacy we leave behind.
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" the saying -- and the song -- goes. Is this true? With beautiful and compelling music from guest musician Joe Jencks, we'll explore resilience, and what it means for all of us in these times.
What does it mean to be a faith community during these extraordinary times. Who are we? How do we define ourselves? What's the work we need to do now?
Each year we honour those in our lives who have died, recently or long ago. You are invited to bring a picture or memento of someone you have loved and lost as we reflect on what it means to live and die well.
In the midst of the turmoil of our times, this week I reflect on hope... something that at times seems ever more elusive. Is it something we should have always? Does hope make our lives better? Where do you source your hope? Has it changed over the course of your life? I welcome you in all of your hopefulness, hopelessness, and everything in between as we worship/seek meaning together.
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