Narrative drives wisdom. From parables, to The Jungle, to the stories that get passed down over the dinner table, wisdom begins with story. What are the stories that we hold dear? Reading by Worship Associate Jamie Radcliffe from Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
Join in an all ages service embracing the air - air that we breathe, that whips around us in storms, that warms us on a sunny day. We will play with bubbles, make a community craft project or two, share from our hearts, and sing songs that make our spirit soar. What have the winds of change done in your life recently? Readings and sermon by Chelsea Krafka, Religious Growth Director, co-led by Julie Enersen and Jack Forbes Wilson. Impromptu solo by AuraLee Furgason.
Liberal theology is by definition an optimistic theology. In the early 20th century, that optimism was challenged by the calamities of the two world wars. What lessons does this period hold for us? Reading by Worship Associate Mary K Stillwell, sermon by Rev. Sinclair.
Since the earliest days of the Unitarian tradition, two values have been generally held in our congregations: the preacher has the 'freedom of the pulpit,' to preach what they wish, and the congregation likewise has 'freedom of the pew' to belong to the community without doctrinal test. How are both of these freedoms present in 2020, and how do we think about holding them together?
"Our covenant, as a welcoming congregation, is to inspire a sense of awe, joy and reverence in people of all ages. We celebrate through words, music and the arts... We cultivate growth and celebrate the changes growth brings." Join us in our new Sunday schedule, celebrating the changes growth brings, and looking forward to the coming year. Reading by Mary K Stillwell, sermon by Rev. Sinclair.
Who would we become if we considered ourselves integral to what the poet Pattiann Rogers terms "Nature"? What if we held ourselves accountable not only for our own missteps but those of the collective whole? Reading by Worship Associate Sändra Washington and sermon by Worship Associate Christine Davis.
What causes us to feel awe? Nature, a person, a concept? Most people describe awe as a positive experience, but awesome and awful come from the same Old English word. Two short sermons presented by Worship Associates Charlie Ahern and Burt Smith.