Buddhist Barry Gillespie teaches, “The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.” We’ll explore the ways we can best be wide-eyed & open-hearted to our lessons that keep ‘Coming Around Again’.
Pastor Maggie Yenoki
Celebrating the start of Summer with Father’s Day goes together like Unitarians and Universalists! Come add “YOU” to our UU as we kick off our Summer Season together with the Onionaires’ final service until Fall.
Today we celebrate our community by welcoming new members and honoring those who’ve been with us awhile. Bring who you are and celebrate how we create (and recreate) our SUUS community together…Let it be a Dance!
Our theme of ‘Acceptance’ is offered in an open spirit of welcome. We go deeper and hear an invitation to “Come As You Are.” That invitation gets us in the door, but let’s take it up a bit higher as we add on the outcome of growth. Come As You Are, and expect to grow!
The love we share with our Mothers is as wide as the stars. We idolize our Moms and we also take them for granted. We blame them and exalt them, sometimes in the same sentence. Remember that it all boils down to the purest emotion: Love, No Matter What. Flower Communion ritual this day.
Easter Sunday has always centered on a celebration of restored life. The bunnies that bring us eggs signify abundance and fertility to bless our days. The restoration of life that we celebrate on this day is rich with meaning as we journey to serve one another and restore our lives together.
Many recent events in our shared lives have caught us by surprise! The new ways we are being called forward to answer the call for justice ask us to hold hope and reshape it to be a tool for creating a better way. Reshaping Hope together will transform our vision for the future.
Staying centered in times of chaos and change is both a difficult challenge and an honorable goal. Let’s look at how, in times such as these, a focus on our community mission and purpose keeps us in balance.
Some say that life is a balance between holding on and letting go. Our lives are ever-weaving between the experiences that we welcome with open arms, and the events that force us toward change that we despise. Finding our balance will help us stand strong!
Although the word ‘respect’ is only present in our 7th UU principle, the intention of our monthly theme is woven into the deepest parts of our relationship with ourselves, one another, and the world. Let’s open each principle and see respect at its core.