December 15, 2013: “Casserole Brigade” - Rev. David Takahashi Morris
“Casserole Brigade”—Religious communities have long served as networks of care in challenging times. E-mail notes or grocery gift cards can be a "clean and efficient” way to help out in the midst of our sometimes crowded lives, but personal contact may be even more important. Rev. David Takahashi Morris will discuss how MDUUC is working to meet our community's needs.
November 24, 2013: “Shining Brightly, Staying Balanced” - Intern Minister Melissa Thomson
The winter season is filled with holidays that celebrate light just as the days grow short. How do you keep your balance during this time of year? Our Intern Melissa Thomson will speak about finding harmony and light on the journey.
December 8, 2013: Surrender: What do we do when we are faced with circumstances we cannot control? - Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris and Community Minister Andrew Karlson
The darkened days of this season of the year have traditionally invited people into contemplation of the unknowable. What do we do when we are faced with circumstances we cannot control? How do we as rational people withstand that which we cannot understand and that which is beyond our control? What is the larger source of hope which sustains us? Community minister Andy Karlson and Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris will explore these timeless themes.
November 17, 2013: Boundaries and Borders - Rev Leslie Takahashi Morris
From our personal lives to our collective lives as nations, we are always negotiating boundaries and borders and navigating the lines between the fluid and the rigid. Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris will explore what makes this so and why where I begin and you end is so fraught. We will have special guests from CCISCO and a share-the-plate to benefit this important interfaith collaboration.
December 1, 2013:“Kissing the Earth With Our Feet” - Revs. Leslie and David Takahashi Morris and Intern Minister Melissa Thomson
Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh says we should walk as if we are kissing the earth with our feet. Join us for this appreciative celebration of community and thanksgiving. Revs. Leslie and David Takahashi Morris and Intern Minister Melissa Thomson will help us reflect on how to counter our culture which rewards cynicism and sarcasm and the ability to find fault in all.
November 10, 2013: Follow to Lead: Finding Balance is Self- Care" - Community Minister Rev. Andrew Karlson
Join MDUUC's Community Minister, Rev. Andrew Karlson, for an exploration of how proper self-care can help us connect more deeply with others. We will seek to learn, in the words of the ancient saying, how to place the oxygen mask over our own faces before assisting those around us.