Friday
Jun022017

May 7, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dawn Sangrey

 

White Supremacy Teach-In

Our congregation will join with hundreds of other UU congregations in an exploration of white supremacy and how it affects our nation, the Unitarian Universalist Association, our congregation, and each one of us. Bring an open heart and a willingness to learn to this service.

Tuesday
Apr182017

Apr. 16, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dawn Sangrey

 

A Time of Miracles



Rebirth in the natural world can nourish us in this season of Passover and Easter as the old stories about Moses and Jesus instruct us still.. Miracles were an intellectual problem for Thomas Jefferson, who rewrote the gospels to leave them out, but even the most rational and skeptical among us has been visited by more miracles than we can count. The gift of your life, for example.

 

Tuesday
Apr182017

Apr. 9, 10:30 a.m. Verne McArthur

 

The Great Turning:


Meeting change with an open heart. 

We are in the midst of profound changes and challenges—environmental and societal.  How do we respond? Do we retreat into fear and distrust and denial? Or can we find ways to move through and beyond our fears and respond with courage, creativity, and compassion?        

Tuesday
Apr182017

Apr. 2, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dawn Sangrey

 

The Thing With Feathers”



How to find hope in a dark time, and what to tell the children about the state of the world.  Two poems with different perspectives set up the problem: what promises can we offer the next generation that are both truthful and hopeful? Emily Dickenson’s is “The Thing with Feathers.”

Monday
Mar272017

Mar. 26, 10:30 am Evan Pritchard

 

Gonna Trouble the Water:
Escaping Slavery Then and Now Through Native American Wisdom

In this timely sermon, Mi'kmaq descendant longtime UUCR friend Evan Pritchard will connect Black Lives Matter with the standoff at Standing Rock and the current rise of corporate power in America through the sharing of a seemingly simple song, "Wade in the Water." As this award-winning historian unveils the song's many layers of hidden meaning, we will begin to see its references to Moses, Jesus, indigenous healing practices and survival strategies, condolence songs, a belief in miracles, and the universal struggle for freedom and sovereignty shared by all sentient beings.