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!
Pastor Maggie Yenoki
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.
Unitarian Universalist minister Forrest Church wrote in a sermon in 1998, “Acceptance trumps tolerance.” Let’s stretch that even further and swap the condescending tone of tolerance for the deeper meaning and relationship that comes with true respect.
Join us as we gather at 6 PM for carols and fellowship. Our service will start at 6:30 with a special message, holiday hymns, and a candlelight ritual. After the service everyone will enjoy holiday desserts* and singing together around the piano. *Please bring some cookies or a holiday dessert to share Christmas morning we will … Continued
Most of us will readily admit we avoid the topic of death as often as possible. It’s scary to talk about! We also know that the best time to share our thoughts on the end of life is not as death is coming near. Joining the conversation that surrounds our culture’s death phobia can take … Continued