Speaker: Charles Du Mond

By what authority?

Authority is the central question of human endeavor. When Jesus drove the buyers and sellers out from the temple, the chief priests and elders asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority?” This month’s Touchstones journal suggests that “the authority for building beloved community comes from the members of a community who want to live into that new empowering vision, but a leader is needed who shares their vision.” To be effective, that leader must focus first on the “know-why” that informs the vision, then motivate others to make that vision real.

Common Courage

Join us in welcoming Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). For nearly 80 years, UUSC has been advancing UU values by working with justice makers the world over, confronting unjust power structures and challenging oppressive policies. … read more.

Planting Sequoias

Rev. Lauren Smith, who served UUSM as an Assistant Minister and Adult Religious Educator from 2007 to 2012, returns to our pulpit. Rev. Smith is now the Director of Stewardship and Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). About this service, Rev. Smith says, “Peace … read more.

It’s a Very Hard Job

Recalling a brief encounter with a humble, imperfect, and extraordinary person, Worship Leader Bill Heavlin explores Covenant, our congregational theme for September, by interweaving Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the Hindu concept of dharma, and the wisdom of the Blackfoot people.

 

 

Highlights from Sunday Service.  “It’s A … read more.

Test the Power of We

Guest Minister Rev. Jay Atkinson joins us having just returned from gathering with thousands of UUs in Spokane, WA, where the theme for this year’s UUA General Assembly was “The Power of We.” On this Sunday just before our national observance of Independence Day, the … read more.