Earlier in the month was St. Francis Day. We’ll use this acknowledgment of his love for animals as a time to bless the creatures loved by those in our fellowship. Bring photos of your cat, bunny or snake. Well-behaved dogs can show up and have … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris
“To be human is to belong,” the poet John O’Donahue tells us. On this day, we’ll consider the meaning of that belonging, as we celebrate our newest members. The choir sings today.
As we approach the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we might use this as an opportunity to think about things differently than before. How might we widen our view?
Do you need to believe in God to be able to receive the gift of grace? Grace may offer us the gift of meaning, purpose and belonging.
Maybe UUs could be called, “people of a book,” because we like to read. Bring a good book with you to give away, and take another home. We’ll gather them all on the altar, and celebrate the gifts of learning.
“We are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity,” proclaimed Frances Watkins Harper, and we have seen that this summer in glimpses of our history. How might we enrich our lives from these lessons of existence?
A week before Father’s Day we’ll look at two of the authors of our tradition, William Ellery Channing and Hosea Ballou. Who were they and how have they brought us this far?
Today we’ll give thanks for all the teachers and helpers for our children, youth and adults. We’ll celebrate with the beauty of flowers. Bring a flower to add to the bouquet. You’ll receive another to take home.
On this Mother’s Day, we’ll consider all the different ways of mothering. We’ll also dedicate our youngest ones, and bridge one who is becoming an adult.
Members and friends of this faith community made a large commitment to show up again and again, to stretch themselves as they explored the role of race and ethnicity in their lives. Next, might we make institutional change?