Archives: Services

For Good

What does it mean to be good?  To do good?  What does it mean to choose something “for good” or on behalf of “the greater good?”  This service will playfully and philosophically explore goodness itself – as an aspect of our individual and communal identities.

Being Spiritual AND Religious

“Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by yourself. What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you in on your stuff, or disagree with you.  The service will explore what it might mean to be both … read more

How It Feels to Be Free

As we put in the work to bring about the Beloved Community, we take pause to explore what Freedom, Justice, and Liberty really mean in our daily lives and the lives of those around us. How do we create the world we long for and cultivate the love that’s living in our hearts? What does … read more

The United States of Reparations

All Souls Church Unitarian On this day, the United States commemorates the Declaration of Independence.  However it is time for this country to create a new declaration – one that involves emotional, spiritual and financial reparations to descendants of slavery, America’s Original Sin. The time is now – and accomplishing this will truly make July … read more

UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship

Last year, over 10,000 Unitarian Universalists from around the nation joined together online for the UUA’s annual General Assembly Sunday service.  This year we’ll feature the ministry team from First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, whose model of shared leadership has helped them to bring spiritual care and moral courage to their city in the wake … read more

Meadville Lombard in the Pulpit

This weekend Rev. Nancy will be preaching for us and for her alma mater Meadville Lombard! She will deliver a sermon on “Going to the Well of Living Waters,” based on the Gospel of John 4:1-26.  A special musical guest is Mark Miller, faculty at Drew Theological School, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. This will … read more

For Those Who Were Here In This Place

This week, we’ll present the results of powerful research we’ve recently into the history of these sacred grounds on which we gather.  What is the story of those who tread this ground before?  How can we claim the fullness of this place’s  legacy with courage and commitment?  How do we honor legacy while holding ourselves … read more

Divine Play

In sacred Hindu scriptures, did you know that all things are created through the playtime of the gods?  Not the intention or the planning or the due diligence – but the sheer ebullient playtime of the holy. What lessons can we take from this story?  From the ways in which play creates something new, just … read more