Our annual Flower Communion features a ritual celebrating beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. This year’s ritual will offer unique ways for us to bring our “flowers” to one another and celebrate the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part, our Seventh Principle!
Speaker: Rev. Ben Meyers
Our annual Pride service explores issues relating to gender and transgender equity, celebrates diversity, and honors the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Projections say we may not be able to come together safely in large gatherings (to sing together, etc.) until a year from now…in May or even September of 2021. How do we build Beloved Community in this time of physical distancing? Our June Congregational Meeting will take place as an extension of this brief service.
Liminality is a transitional time between the past (and what must be left behind), and the future (with its promise of transformation). It is a time of letting go and moving forward … but of what and towards what, we are not certain. So we stand at a threshold, uncertain but hopeful.
In today’s Memorial Day observance, we look at the prevailing, permanent presence of war, remember lives lost, and hold a COVID-19 Grief and Gratitude Ritual. Please have a candle available nearby, and some small stones or rocks to commemorate those who have died.
What could a post-COVID world look like? How might we create a more just future aligned with our values? Neela Patel delivers a homily.
This celebration of Mother’s Day will include special music from our choir.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” is not simply a lifestyle suggestion; it is a spiritual precept in most of the world’s religions. Let’s re-member together! We will also welcome new members and friends into our religious community.
Our exploration of God / The Divine theme concludes with a consideration of Ramadan, which begins April 23. Longtime UUSM member Katherine Preston-Watson, a Sufi UU, shares her thoughts about this time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship for the world’s Muslims. Karyn and Shaun Collins offer special music, along with Joel Chapman and Paul Zawilski.
What is the relationship between Earth Day and God / The Divine? We honor and celebrate our seventh principle — the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. UUSM’s children are featured, and guests Clovice Lewis and Carol Cole-Lewis offer special music.