Before we depart from our exploration on humility, today we will consider it from a different angle. In our culture we typically think of it from the perspective of an individual. However, the presence of humility (or lack thereof) can also be found on a large scale, such as within our corporate, educational, and religious settings.
Making our way through the world, certainly feels, at times, like tricky business. There are times when the road is hard and hard to see. We get lost. We get frightened. How can we move forward, finding our way? What lights the path?
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).
Some belief systems that are not actually related to spirituality have many of the elements of a religion. For example, is it fair to accuse a scientist of having “faith” in the results of science or the scientific method? Are there parallels to religion in many contemporary value systems based on organic foods, alternative medicine, opposition to GMOs and so on? How do we recognize if this is the case, and what impact does it have?
As summer begins, many of us may find ourselves in times of transition. In between seasons, school terms, decisions or stages of life. These “in-between” times can offer rich opportunities for growth. Today, Rev. Lynn Harrison explores with us the perennial question, “What's Next?”
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The reflections of Rev. Cheryl Jack, read by Cynthia Garland.
This is a significant day of celebration at UUCD as we convene to hold our ACM following our Sunday morning gathering in which we celebrate beauty and the diversity of life in our annual Flower Communion.
Please bring a flower to share where possible and we will put them all in vases for the service.
Hitch hiking has become less common in recent years, but “spiritual hitch hiking” is on the rise. Peter Lauricella will speak about hitch hiking, “spiritual hitch hiking”, and the kindness of strangers.
Humanism puts aside the supernatural and asks us to live well and provide meaning for our lives as human beings. Let’s take a fresh look at what it means to be human.
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