January 31, 2016: Annual Service of the Living Tradition:

This year we will look at our roots and their offshoots. how do our roots hold in this time of undulating change? And where are the offshoots, the new shoots sending up runners in new places. This will be a single service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a congregational forum at 11:00 a.m.

November 8, 2015: "Waiting for the Flood" - Rev. Jason Cook

November 8, 2015: "Waiting for the Flood." - Rev. Jason Cook

Too often we live our lives in fear of what may come. How do we overcome this using the inherent optimism of Unitarian Universalism? How do we move on and effect positive change in the world? Assistant Minister Rev. Jason Cook explores how we find comfort from the mysteries of this vast and glorious universe.This is a "Bring a Friend" Sunday when we invite you to share the religious community you love with someone you thing will love it too!

 

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November 1, 2015: The Choir Invisible: 

A writer on grief once wrote that the love of the ones we lost gives us the path into our life after the loss. In this, our annual "All Souls Service" we will reflect on our relationship with those who have died and their continued vibrancy in our lives. Join Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this important acknowledgement of how those we have lost live on through our lives. All members are invited to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones for the altar during the service. If you have lost someone within the past 12 months you would like to honor in particular, please contact Intern minister Ranwa Hammamy through the office or intern@mduuc.org.

November 15, 2015: "Loving 'Ugly'" - Intern Minister Ranwa Hammamy

November 15, 2015: "Loving 'Ugly'" - Intern Minister Ranwa Hammamy

Whether it is based on visual aesthetics or cultural norms, there are narratives in our society that define some people as "beautiful" or "worthy" and others as "ugly" and "less than." As UUs, what spiritual tools do we have to challenge these narratives? How are we called to love "ugly?"

 

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October 25, 2015: "Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: A Meditation on Forgiveness." - Rev. Leslie Takahashi

October 25, 2015: "Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: A Meditation on Forgiveness." - Rev. Leslie Takahashi

 

Spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of forgiveness – perhaps because in every life some things happen which cause damage that cannot be undone. When this occurs, we face a choice between continued anger and forgiveness. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi as she reflects on this timeless – and timely – topic.

 

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November 22, 2015: "Paths of Freedom" - Balázs Scholar Rev. Laszlo Major

November 22, 2015: "Paths of Freedom" - Intern Minister Ranwa Hammamy

Freedom is everyone’s right and opportunity. What sets our mind and spirit free? Come and join Balázs Scholar Rev. Laszlo Major on a journey of history, because in order to appreciate freedom today, we need to go back in time, to have a look at our religious heritage.

 

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