August 23, 2015: "The Power of Words": Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Words have the ability to shape our reality, to name that which we otherwise could not comprehend (including the holy and sacred), and to frame deep meaning. And in times of change and transition, words can be a guide to focusing us on what is important. As a self-declared writer since the age of five, Rev. Leslie Takahashi has had an on-going and evolving relationship with words which she will explore in this service of worship
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?
August 16, 2015: "The Magic Thread": Dallas Woodburn
"The Magic Thread" is a fable from The Book of Virtues about savoring each season of life for the gifts it brings -- and the challenges, too. There will never come a time when you "have all the answers" or "have it all together." There will always be something you are working through or struggling with. How do we cultivate joy and gratitude even during the difficult times? Worship Associate Dallas Woodburn will lead this service.
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.
August 9, 2015: "Defining Faith": Carol Sue Cain
Unitarian Universalism is a non-doctrinal religion. We have our Principles, but we still struggle to describe ourselves in religious terms. We will explore the term faith and how it can and does describe our liberal religious movement, and why it is important. Join Worship Associate Carol Sue Cain as she explores Faith.
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.