Sanctuary as Prayer and Practice

As we prepare to vote on becoming a Sanctuary Congregation at a Special Meeting following the service, let us consider the prayers we might offer, and the practices we might enliven, in the spirit of being a sanctuary.

Blessed are the …

On this Easter Sunday, we’ll reflect anew on the Beatitudes that Jesus preached in the Gospel of Matthew. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, the mournful, the meek, those who hunger for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted …,” what do these ancient blessings that formed the center of his message mean for us today?

From Roots to Branches – The Youth Group

On this Earth Day weekend, the Youth of this congregation decided to combine the monthly congregational theme, Roots, with the challenge of appreciating the many Branches of our interdependent world. Our UU faith gives us a rooted sense of identity as we negotiate our lives; but our faith also encourages us to know about and value opinions and lives very different from our own. This Sunday, we live into a central tension: how do we strengthen our sense of purpose while not living in an echo chamber of our own ideas? How do we move from our roots to life’s branches?

Let it be a Dance

As our Evergreen Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) lead us in our annual Maypole Celebration, and as the Morris Dancers join us for a dance or two, let us consider our lives and community as dances of faith, resilience, and love.