Speaker: Rev. Ben Meyers

Building Beloved Community: Virtual and Real

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.

Living in a Liminal Time

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.

And Study War No More

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.

 

Considering the Divine: Ramadan

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.

Earth Day

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.