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.
Speaker: Rev. Faith Hope-Love
Rev. Faith Hope-Love is the minister of the UU Congregation of Somewhere. Learn more about Faith.
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.”
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.
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!
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?
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Between the dawn and the dusk of our lives, how do we trust our deepest experience? How do we live with faith? How can we be, truly, “at home in the universe?”
In this season of All Souls Day and Dia de Los Muertos, we remember those we have lost: in our own lives, and in our congregation. Join us to reflect on death, grief, healing, and renewal.
Fear and anxiety are on the rise, both in our culture and in our personal lives. And it makes sense: the world is a scary place. But the fear divides us, and isolates us. How can we face the fear, and in facing it, live with more connection and hope?
In this age of climate injustice, systemic racism and exploitation, most of us struggle with a disconnect between what we value and how we live. How do we work within the realities of our lives to create something new? Join us to explore.