Our annual meeting following the service inspires our time together today. Bring a flower to offer for our annual flower communion, and consider the meaning of spirit speaking in our lives.
Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris
As the Rev. Mary Harrington wrote, “All of us have been mothered in our time, all of us have mothered.” Today, we’ll dedicate some of our babies and children, remembering the gift of life itself and our commitment to each other.
It’s Earth Day! Many around the country will be marching with signs supporting the facts of science. Bring your signs with you to worship today, and we’ll kick off our new recycling program, too.
One of our strongest traditions comes from Humanist teachings “which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science.” Where did this strain come from? How is it with us now?
We are part of a faith that is based on tolerance (and appreciation) for a large range of theological diversity. Nowhere does that feel more apparent than on Easter Sunday, when we take cues from multiple traditions, all intending to celebrate this mysterious time of transformation. Bring a basket for the children’s egg hunt after each service.
We’ll be joined today by our stewardship leaders, Elizabeth Crawford and Lynn Griffith, to consider the importance we place in ourselves and those who come after us, “all the dreams, all the dares.” Together, we’ll participate in a ritual of giving and receiving. We’ll make our financial pledges and follow our service with a celebratory, shared potluck.
Our tradition carries an important history of 19th century liberal women who broke through the boundaries of gender into ordained ministry. What might we learn from their bold and gentle lives?
What is the “promise and the practice” of Unitarian Universalism? What are we called to do and be in this time and place, here and in our movement? As a symbol, we will recognize our newest members.
MULTI-GENERATIONAL Our choir will join us as we praise Love in all its forms. We will celebrate marginalized communities, especially LGBTQ folks, and express our gratitude for all ages of our community.
Today we’ll celebrate two things: 450 years since the Edict of Torda, the first decree of religious tolerance, and we’ll dedicate the space revisioned and remodeled for our religious use today (our new offices). Join us for the history and the future of our faith. Stay after for special fellowship.