A Revolution Demands Dancing Presented

  • February 12, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Christopher Wulff
  • Emma Goldman gave us that memorable quote, “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution,” and it has been a thorn in my side for many years, a prickly reminder when I get too earnest or demanding. We struggle sometimes as Unitarian Universalists with finding joy in the midst of the hard work, in the midst of the revolution. This Sunday we’ll explore how our history has sometimes condemned revelry, and how to reclaim its place in the world we seek to build.

Forest and the Femme: Empowering Women through Nature

  • February 5, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Jaime Adams
  • Jaime Adams will be discussing her experiences with Forest and the Femme and the inspirations that keep her moving forward with this important initiative. We know that access to nature has powerful, positive impacts on mental health, physical health, and wellness. Studies have shown that those that have faced the most adversity in life have the most to benefit from the effects of time spent in nature.

    Forest and the Femme embraces this knowledge and works to support marginalized women to access these green spaces. By doing so we are promoting healing and a sense of empowerment, ability and confidence that will translate into all areas of the women’s lives.

Anything Becomes Possible

  • January 29, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rosemary Morrison
  • Salman Rushdie said, “When you throw everything up in the air, anything becomes possible.” Sometimes it takes a shake-up in our lives to discover the things we once thought were impossible are in fact possible. Have you ever found this true in your own life? Let’s explore stories and ideas together about how to create possibilities out of the impossible.

Reflections on Possibility

  • January 22, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Anne Morrison and Leah Hokanson
  • Thomas Merton said, “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Join Anne and Leah as they share their stories and thoughts on the theme of Possibility.

Dare to Dream a Better World

  • January 15, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Fay Weller
  • What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination (Sylvia Plathe). How can we imagine beyond what is or what has been? Fay will discuss the desire for change and the ease of status quo. She will explore both sides of ‘what is possible’ and take us through the joys and challenges of turning possibilities into reality.

Currency Transformed

  • January 8, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Reverend Meg Roberts
  • As Unitarians, we are comfortable talking about politics, religion, and sex—so how can we become more comfortable talking about a very important driver in our lives and culture: money? I think of money as ‘stored energy.’ How do we decide where to invest that energy to reflect what we care about so it actually changes lives? Reflecting on these things is exactly what a spiritual community can help us with.

The Joy of Quiet

  • January 1, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Debbie Goodman and Leah Hokanson
  • Join Debbie Goodman and Leah Hokanson in their annual New Year’s Day Mirth and Music service of readings and music to cheer you into the year ahead.

Gifts of Heart

  • December 25, 2016
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Leah Hokanson
  • There are countless tiny ways we give to one another — moment to moment: through gestures of kindness; through loving presence; through our openness, and our willingness to listen and respond. Join us Christmas morning for a service of poetry, music, and meditation that explores and celebrates giving and receiving from the heart.

Jewish Christmas in Shanghai, 1939

  • December 18, 2016
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Debbie Goodman
  • While rummaging through storage boxes this fall, Debbie found a bible given to her father by British missionaries in China in 1939. And so the story begins….

Gratitude: Giving Thanks “for the Mystery of it All.”

  • December 11, 2016
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Margaret Murphy
  • Poet and Teacher Mark Nepo writes: “Sometimes just giving thanks for the mystery of it all brings everything and everyone closer… So take a chance and openly give thanks, even if you’re not sure what for, and feel the plenitude of all that is living brush up against your heart.”

    Join Margaret, in story and visualization, in celebrating the practice of gratitude.