Water is a semi-renewable resource that will become increasingly scarce on this planet in the coming years. Examining your relationship and knowledge of water will enable you to deepen both your faith and your understanding.
What is our relationship with forgiveness? Is it, as some suggest, a spiritual practice? Or is it merely pragmatic? During these days of divisive and hurtful political dialogue we might usefully ask ourselves where forgiveness fits into our lives.
This week we will be exploring life stages and transitions with a service on rites of passage and in-between times. We tend to associate the concept of rites of passage with the transition from childhood to adulthood, but this is just one of many transitions in life which have been traditionally marked with ritual. We'll explore he relationship between gradual and dramatic change, and ask what it takes to navigate this in life-giving ways, as well as the role of mentors and communities of support.
As we gather together in community once again after summer's break, we will celebrate the UU tradition of Water Communion. While we will certainly share waters from our recent journeys, we will also explore how other kinds of water can be recognized as sacred. (Please bring a small amount of water from your experience).
In a world where power is so often misused and abused, what is true power? We'll explore where we find and how we share our inner strength, including a celebration of the fathers in our midst.
UUs have a great capacity for Wonder, Awe and Mystery, most often in our responses to the natural world: animal, vegetable and mineral. As animals ourselves, we find amazement in life and love, birth and growth and even death. We also experience it at the microcosm of split atoms; or the macrocosm of stars and galaxies. All these kinds of infinity and intricacy are filled with beauty, intrigue and mysteries to solve. And then there’s the mystical level, too
Join today in a celebration of diversity in our annual flower communion service. We'll celebrate the gifts we are born with and the gifts we become in the world. Bring a flower to add to the bouquet if you can!
What Does a Non-Religious Chaplain Do? What difference does he or she make? Today will be a sequel to December's talk on "How I Became a Non-Religious Chaplain." How do I as a non-religious chaplain encourage spirituality or life-enhancing values among students.
Following from his visit to us in February 2017 (though presence at that service is not required to enjoy this one), Dr. Agnew continues his explanation of Buddhism which encourages you to examine everything. Among its practitioners are many scientists and psychologists. David will explore his personal path, talking about some of the pitfalls and benefits to choosing this path.
A wise minister once said that spirituality is essentially our connection with the most intimate of our lives and the most ultimate of our universe. What might this mean for us in our spiritual journeying? Today we will explore this along with a celebration of the intimate and ultimate of motherhood, in its many and varied shapes and forms.
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