"Universalism: A Historic Debate" by Rodney Lemery
Please join us to witness a re-enacted debate between two historic ministers, one Universalist and the other conservative Christian. Come and hear the arguments for and against Universalism that have shaped our rich history to the present day. This is not your mother's debate and is sure to be infused with humor and explanation, so even if nineteenth century English isn't your thing, don't worry. Come learn, worship, and laugh!
GA Delegates "Over the Edge"
Unitarian Universalists, along with other religious communities, are facing times of unprecedented change. Come and hear snapshots of what was said at the General Assembly of Congregations held in Providence, Rhode Island the last week in June.
"Elevator Moments" by Linda Russell
Superman had his phone booth, Batman had his cape. Linda Russell will explore how we transition from every-day consciousness to the sacred space of being with someone facing medical challenges, dying, or dealing with grief.
"Jesus, the Alligator, and Mary Oliver" - Robert Aquinas McNally, Worship Associate
Jesus of Nazareth and Mary Oliver shared a similar, deep, and transforming spiritual experience, when the one was baptized in the Jordan and the other took a drink of water in a Florida swamp. Understanding such experiences and their meaning is something the Universalist side of our heritage has the strength and openness to do—to the greater religious good of the beloved community.
"Breathing Deeply" - sermon by Adam Dyer
What does breath really mean to us? We are often asked to be mindful of our breathing when entering into meditation, silence, gathering, and the like, but how are we actually changed by this mindfulness? Let us explore some of the ways we might bring intention to every one of the thousands of breaths we take every minute of every day.
Sunday, June 22, 2014: "This is What Life Looks Like"
For all that is our life, we SHOULD give our thanks and praise, and yet it is part of our growth to be willing to welcome the fullness of life and the surprise of the unexpected into our midst. Appreciation, acceptance and awareness are paths that can help us savor our days more fully. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris for this exploration. This will be a Share the Plate Sunday to benefit Rainbow Community Center.