Archive for March 2019

March 24, 2019 - Called to Beloved Community

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Unitarian Universalists are being called in this moment to live more powerfully and boldly into a vision of Beloved Community. What does this look like and how do we answer “Yes” to this calling in our lives and in our congregations?

Call to Worship: Rev. Jen Crow

Sermon: Guest Minister & UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

March 17, 2019 - Wisdom of Trees

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

What if sacrifice is more than a matter of giving something up? What if sacrifice moves us closer to what is essential, to what is holy and whole? What if in the act of sacrifice we move into the great exchange, where giving becomes receiving and offering transforms into blessing? What if the dynamics of sacrifice mean staying close to what is relevant — the “real” of reality? What if we quit paging through holy books and asked the trees to school us in the sacred work of community and sacrifice?

Worship Associate: Leila Ambrus

Sermon: Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

Music: Free Music Archive

March 10, 2019 - American Sacrifice

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Sacrifice is an evocative word. We have immediate images when we hear the word. What role has sacrifice played in creating value? What does sacrifice in our culture teach us about agency and destruction? How do we challenge the the doctrine of American sacrifice as people of faith?

Worship Associate: Taylor Putz

Sermon: Rev. Karen Hutt

Piano music: Franco Holder

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