The Things They Carry
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We are all deeply interconnected with all life, yet we rarely live as if we are. Join us for celebration and challenge in word, music, and story.
In the stories of Hanukkah and Christmas, hope shows up in unlikely places: in a desecrated temple, in a crowded little stable. In what unlikely places has hope surprised us?
Join us for this joyous multi-generational pageant, sharing “that glorious song of old:” the story of Christmas. Peace on earth, and goodwill to all!
Who are you? It’s a question with many answers: biological, psychological, spiritual, relational… Identity is a complicated thing. Join us to explore who we are and whose we are. And join us to know that you are enough.
Hope, wrote Vaclav Havel, is “a state of mind, not of the world…. It is a dimension of the soul, and it’s not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation…. It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart.”
When someone we care about is struggling, it’s often hard to know how to be with them. We get tempted to problem-solve, to take on their emotions, or to distance ourselves. But those things often don’t help. Teachings from Buddhist traditions offer us a profound way to be present to suffering.
In this season of presidential primaries and partisan politics, we pause to reflect on the enduring values we hold true. The first: worthiness of all.
We conclude our journey of Thirty Days of Love with a celebration of “courageous love” within our community and beyond.
Even in the hardest times, we can find glimmers of hope, moments of joy. With word and music and meditation, we celebrate the spirit of resilience and healing.
With voices from Unitarian Universalism’s past and present, we lift up stories of struggle, courage, redemption, and hope: stories that challenge us to create community “where all souls are welcome as blessings, and the human family lives whole and reconciled.”
As the world speeds up, it can get harder to slow down. How do we remind ourselves to breathe, to notice, to take it all in, to process our experiences? Even as we work to save the world, how do we stop and savor it?
This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend we reflect on King’s vision of Beloved Community: in 1966 and in 2016. We’ll hear from veterans of the Civil Rights movement and activists in Black Lives Matter about the spirituality of social change.
Grounded in a reflection from Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker, this all-ages service will explore, in story, word, and music, how we can live every day with more love and more justice.
An all-ages service celebrating the happiness-inducing power of gratitude.