Rev. Bill Neely

Nourishment for the Soul – Ingathering

Nourishment for the Soul All ages are welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Ingathering service where we collect non-perishable food for the community pantries of Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry). Bring some groceries to share and an open heart as we consider what has nourished our bodies and souls in our lives. Worship Leader: Rev. … Continued

The Courage to Change the Things I Can

The Courage to Change the Things I Can Popular in 12-Step programs and elsewhere, Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer petitions for serenity, courage, and wisdom to be present when we make important choices. Beginning with their use in addiction recovery and expanding far beyond those circles, this service will consider how we can cultivate those spiritual … Continued

In Loving Memory

We gather to celebrate the themes of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates those who’ve died. Additionally, our Evergreen Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans will lead us in a Notes to the Dead ritual, in which we’ll mark our ongoing love and affection … Continued

Personalities and the Spirit

A loud rousing worship song, or a quiet peaceful musical mediation? Lots of captivating visuals, or blank spaces that don’t distract? Greet one another with spirit, or sit quietly in peace? Our personality types help explain our wishes and desires in these and many other areas of congregational life. More importantly, they can help us … Continued

The Cost of Comfort

Endorsing Sanctuary for people living in this country who are in danger of inhumane deportation practices can sometimes make us uncomfortable. It positions us against entities of great power; power that is sometimes used unjustly, and it’s easy in this setting for comfort to become a very attractive goal. But seeking comfort comes with a … Continued