Archives: Services

Our Year (Kind Of) Apart

In this service, Rev. Nancy will be one among a diverse group of clergy colleagues across the country reflecting on the ways we have found hope in our communities during this year of online community.  From the desert of the US southern border, to Louisiana New England and right here in our nation’s capital, we’ll … read more

A Whisper Over One Shoulder

This Sunday we begin our new monthly spiritual theme of commitment using a story about temptation and renewal from the Christian scriptures.  What is it that tempts you away from your commitments?  Maybe not a little devil on your shoulder, but perhaps a deep exhaustion in your heart?  How can we re-commit to what matters … read more

Meeting the Moment

Stewardship Kickoff  This Sunday we’ll lift up all the ways in which each of us as individuals and as a congregation are meeting the moment each and every day.  As we kick off our stewardship campaign, we’ll ponder what it is that community means to us, especially in times like this.

A Community of Communities

We are a congregation of action and service – we show up for our community and the wider world in a myriad of ways, but how do we show up for one another? As we work to bring the Beloved Community to the wider world, we pause to explore what Beloved Community looks like right … read more

Side With Love Sunday

Together with Unitarian Universalists around the country, we’ll join in a shared national UU worship that celebrates our faith’s commitment to love and justice. Join us to hear many voices preaching and singing our shared values!

To Be Beloved

In this service, we’ll look at the history of the term “beloved community,” tracing it through Unitarian history, Martin Luther King and beyond.  We’ll also ask what it feels like to truly be beloved and what we can do to create that feeling for others.

From Imagination to Action

Imagination exists on many different planes in our lives – from the abstract to the practical. How can the shift from imagination to action be transformative in our lives and the world? How has this transformation shaped our community over the last 11 months? How can we tap into the creative spirit of imagination to continue to … read more

I Can’t Imagine

Has anyone ever said, “I can’t imagine,” in response to the hardest stories you have to tell? Ever wonder if they really mean that – that they can’t? Or maybe they don’t want to? This week we’ll explore the ways in which imagination serves as a gateway to empathy

The Disinherited in Every Age

Martin Luther King said that he carried a copy of Howard Thurman’s 1949 book, “Jesus and the Disinherited” with him throughout his entire ministry for justice and equity. What does it mean for a disinherited people to be the primary concern of faith? Who is disinherited in every age – what does it take to upend the … read more

Who We Are

Rev. Nancy will reflect on the events of this week, including the fact that some continue to claim this violence and oppression “is not who we are.” Who are we, then? And how willing are we to allow our imaginations to grasp the real answers to that question?