August 31: "Many Drops, One Stream" - Revs. Leslie Takahashi and David Morris
As we bring our individual lives together, we form the stream of life. Come and join Revs. Leslie Takahashi and David Morris for our annual Water Communion service in which we create this metaphorical truth in real time. Bring water from your summer—which can represent a symbolic part of your journey through the summer or be a souvenir from your actual journeys. A wonderful chance to reconnect with church friends after the summer!
Sunday August 10, 2014: "On Being A Loving Congregation"
Teachers rarely know the long-term impact they have on a single student's life. It can be the same with a congregation.
How does a layperson go from walking through our sanctuary doors on Sundays to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister?!?
Sunday August 24: “Growing and Renewing” - Rev. Leslie Takahashi
In all of our lives, we have times when we rest and times of new growth. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi as she reflects on the particular gifts of those times when we are welcomed into growth once again. In this service, we will welcome and introduce Mr. Barb Greve, Developmental Director of Lifespan Religious Education.
Watch video of sermon (note the first 44 seconds got cut off, and is printed in the comments below the video)
Sunday, August 3, 2014: "Pain, Hurt, and Harm" with Andy Karlson
In our advertising-saturated, pain-averse culture, the temptation to avoid discomfort can be irresistible. But if we experience no pain, how do we grow? How do we learn resilience? Rev. Andy Karlson, our Community Minister, will lead the service.
Sunday August 17: "To Discover the Why" - Rev. David Morris
Sometimes we need to know exactly what we’re hoping to find in a journey or an experience. Sometimes, it’s better not to be so sure. Drawing on his sabbatical experiences, Rev. David Morris explores what can emerge when we don’t know exactly why we’re going some particular way.
"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!