August 2, 2015: "Are You Ready for Equity?": Adam Dyer
In an age when we seem to be engaged in some of the most transformative struggles with race, class and culture, what will we do when the struggle is through? How are we prepared to embrace a world where equity ("just and fair inclusion for all") is the standard and not the exception? Can preparing for that world help us get there sooner?
July 12, 2015: "Inspiration in Unexpected Places": Mr. Barb Greve
Sometimes we go looking for inspiration in our usual places. But more often, we find and/or discover inspiration in the most unexpected places. Our challenge is remaining open to the message whenever and wherever it reaches us. Join Mr. Barb Greve as he shares some of the unexpected places at which he's received inspiration.
July 26, 2015: "Eternity is Now": Rodney Lemery
Please join us as we explore various world perspectives on the after-life. We will see how these belief systems focus on the eternity to come and how our UU faith movement differs by emphasizing not on the "after-life" but rather on the "current-life." Worship Associate Rodney Lemery will lead this service.
July 5, 2015: "Building a New Way": Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Each year the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association comes together to consider what is essential to us as a faith tradition. Come and get a flavor of what was hot and what was experienced. Rev. Leslie Takahashi will coordinate this service.
July 19, 2015: "Being Open": Linda Russell
A discussion in several chapters. Spiritual teacher David Richo proposes an audit of our beliefs as a way to align our values with our actions. One suggestion is to look at the beliefs that direct "us to reality rather than wishful thinking or candy coated views." In this discussion, we will look at what we gain when we learn to move through uncertainty, vulnerability, the unknown.
June 28, 2015: "Simply to Know Its Name," Robert Aquinas Mcnally
This service named for Robert's just-published and award-winning collection of poems, delves into the way poetry creates awe and lends meaning to living in this gloriously mysterious cosmos. Robert will both read a selection of poems from the book and highlight the links between poetry and spirituality's long, deep roots in ritual, music and mysticism.