We are a religious community of open hearts and open minds, working together to transform ourselves and the world. All services are zoomed online, also in-person on 1st & 3rd Sundays. We invite you to explore this faith; all are worthy and welcome!
Speaker: Rev. Ben Meyers
On this UU-United Nations Office Climate Justice Sunday, we will cultivate our relationship to Mother Earth by exploring how to talk about climate change and other uncomfortable subjects in ways that move from despair and division towards greater awareness and engagement. Online/In-Person Hybrid Service.
The pandemic has made it clear there is no replacement for in-person connection, and the promise of the common good relies on the “network of mutuality.” Relationships are hard to build and attend to when we are running. To cultivate relationship, one must go slow.
Fundamentally, Transcendentalism was and is a Unitarian theological reform movement that revolutionized liberal religion in the new American republic and the world. It legitimized the belief that individual conscience is paramount in religious matters, opening to a greater sense of spiritual wonder and possibility.
Theologian Henry Nouwen wrote: “Listening is paying full attention to others … a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.”
A good place to start any spiritual growth is through deep listening. Our lives are full of voices, calling from within and without. The more alert we are, the more clamorous those voices can seem. What is your heart saying, and how will you respond?
The Days of Awe — Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the period between — mark the start of the Jewish calendar’s new year, and coincide with the beginning of the UU program year. In our Ritual of Atonement, we forgive ourselves and each other.
We explore “the forces that create and uphold life,” renewing us during these trying times. What is your life’s source of awe and purpose? How do you experience and share “transcending mystery and wonder”? Congregational Meeting follows.
Our annual homecoming and renewal ritual takes on special significance this year. As we gather at the well of religious community, what calls to you this year? What will you draw from the well to heal your soul? Please bring a glass of water.
Three years ago, the UUA charged a commission with analyzing the systemic racism and white-supremacy culture that prevent us from fulfilling the promise and ideals of our denomination. How do we embrace the recommendations in the commission’s newly-published report?