Archive for the 'Wisdom Story' Category

March 3, 2019 - Stretching the Circle

Monday, March 4th, 2019

This month we consider what the theme of sacrifice might mean for us as Unitarian Universalists. In a world where sacrifice has so often meant the destruction of the less powerless for the pleasure or salvation of the powerful, what value can this concept possibly hold for us? Come join the conversation as we consider stretching the circle of "I" to include a much larger "we."

Wisdom Story: Rev. Justin Schroeder

Sermon: Rev. Jen Crow

Piano music: Franco Holder

February 3, 2019 - When Vision Fails

Monday, February 4th, 2019

As we move into our new worship theme of “Vision,” we’ll consider all that our lofty goals and aspirations give to us, and what we can do when we lose our way. What happens when that clear idea of what was right comes into contact with the realities of our lives or the discomfort that moving toward our ideals might bring? How do we find our way again when we are lost?

Wisdom Story: The Most Magnificent Thing, Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink (& Rev. Justin Schroeder as "the kid.")

Reading: Under Ideal Conditions by Al Zolynas 

Sermon: When Vision Fails by Rev. Jen Crow, read by Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink


January 6, 2018 - Remembrance Sunday

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Wisdom Story: Badger's Parting Gifts, Susan Varley- Lauren Wyeth

Reading: My Mother's Belly, Sonya Renee Taylor - Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink

Homily: Rev. Justin Schroeder

Guest Musicians: The OK Factor

December 2, 2018- Finding Sanctuary In Each Other

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

As we witness migrants in crisis on our southern border and within our own community,
As we witness the myriad ways that humans are in need of safety and greater wholeness,
As we remember the times that we have needed sanctuary ourselves—which may be this very moment-
We ask ourselves: What does it mean to give and receive sacred refuge?
How do we practice sanctuary?

Wisdom Story: Lauren Wyeth

Sermon: Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink

Piano: Franco Holder


September 9, 2018 - Here. Now. Start.

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Every time we gather for worship, we begin anew. We set intentions for the week and for our lives. We chart the course we hope to travel, as we become the people we long to be. During the week and during our lives, there is much that distracts, snags us, pulls us off course. Church and worship are a time to course correct.

On this intergenerational Water Communion/Homecoming Sunday, we gather and merge the Waters from sacred places, as we reconnect with the story and power of this life-sustaining and life-giving resource. We  begin a new church year together. We begin again in love.

Message for All Ages by Rev. Jen Crow, Homily by Rev. Justin Schroeder

April 1, 2018 Wisdom Story - Children’s Easter Story by Heather Lynn Hanson, told by Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

March 4, 2018 Wisdom Story by Rev. Jen Crow

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

February 4, 2018 Wisdom Story Told by Lauren Wyeth and Meera Kannan - The Tortoise and the Hare

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

January 7, 2018 Wisdom Story - How Night Came Into Being, told by Lauren Wyeth

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

December 3, 2017 Wisdom Story - Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, recited by Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017