Monday
Feb122018

Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m Terri Pahucki

Share the Love Sunday

We join Unitarian Universalist congregations nationwide in celebrating courageous love and justice on this day.

Monday
Feb122018

Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dawn Sangrey

Listening Is a Spiritual Practice

Really listening is different from what we usually do, and it can be learned (that is, practiced).  As we listen to each other deeply and share with each other honestly, we find our common experience, our shared humanity. Deep listening blurs the boundary between the sacred and the secular, between the holy and the ordinary. Miracles can happen when we listen deeply to each other.

Monday
Feb122018

Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. Rhonda Fleisher 

Rhonda Fleisher

Reflections on Social Causes

 In these times, many of us feel the calling to engage more in social causes. Is that impulse to help enough? When are we helping without perpetuating cycles of injustice? Is selfless service possible? How can we sustain meaningful service and community engagement without finding ourselves drained and discouraged?  Rhonda Fleischer will share her reflections and experiences on this timely topic, based on a lifetime commitment to human service both domestically and in Africa. Her personal journey has involved traveling across continents, working with runaway and homeless youth, managing large, multi-service organizations, helping refugees from throughout Africa prepare to resettle in the U.S, and empowering young girls right here in Rockland County. Together, we’ll explore how we can cultivate a spiritual and practical approach to service that brings benefit in an imperfect world                   

Wednesday
Dec272017

Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dawn Sangrey

 

The Seven Social Sins

Rev. Sangrey will reflect on sin in Unitarian Universalism and provide some context for Mahatma Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins: wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; religion without sacrifice; politics without principle; and business without ethics. The Board of Worship has selected Gandhi’s sins as their 2017-2018 theme. Each BOW member will develop a service on one of the sins in turn throughout the year. Des Shaw offered Religion Without Sacrifice in October. 

Wednesday
Dec272017

Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. Tom Kelley

 

Growth

Tom Kelley, local men's coach and facilitator of growth in boys and men, will be speaking about the troubling state of manhood in today's world. He will lead us in an exploration of how men can be caring, compassionate, and trusted while fully expressing their masculinity.