On this MLK Sunday, with James Baldwin as a guide, Kirsten will explore the question of how each one of us can endeavor to bring Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community to life in a way that is true to who we are and reflective of the times in which we live.
Speaker: Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon Associate Minister
Christmas Eve Pageant, 4pm This year we return to our long tradition of celebrating the holy birth of every child by retelling the story of Christmas! All are welcome as the children of RRUUC act out the story and featured performers share some familiar beloved music. This service will not be livestreamed. Click here to … read more
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his Holiness the Dalai Lama recently reflected that joy itself is an antidote to the alienation and isolation of these times. Building on Kirsten’s introduction to the subject last week, how do we cultivate this powerful medicine in ourselves and in this holiday season? Pre-register for ONE service at 10:00 here. 10am service … read more
Drawing from the teachings of classical music, Zen, and brain science, Kirsten will explore antidotes to COVID-era languishing as we launch our December worship theme of “Joy.” This week’s Prophetic Voices was Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, and can be viewed here. This week there is only one service, at … read more
As we continue to hold our history, we move into our personal histories. The stories of the places we have lived, learned, and loved, are foundational to who we are and who we are becoming, still. During this service we’ll dig into the roots of Rev. Amanda’s hometown, which also happens to be the birthplace of … read more
As we continue our exploration of Holding History, we dive into how we hold the history of this area and how we live into the legacy. Joined by our friends from Macedonia Baptist Church, we will take a deep dive into the struggle of protecting what is sacred, the trauma of land theft, and how we … read more
As we explore what it means to cultivate relationship, we tap into what it means to nurture our relationship to our spirituality. As Unitarian Universalists, we are pluralistic in nature, and it’s often easy to deprioritize our spiritual connection – especially for those of us who do not identify as spiritual. But how can tapping into our … read more
In a society that rushes us through the “bad” to get to the “good,” how do we make space for what is hard? How do we – as author and podcaster Glennon Doyle puts it – “Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and … read more
What is the answer we want to the biggest questions? When do we find power in “yes,” in “no,” and perhaps even in “maybe?” – especially in these ever-changing times. Pre-register for TWO services at 10:00 and 12:00! 10am service will be online and in person; 12pm service is only in person.
Join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals service. This is a time to explore what it means to be truly interconnected to the planet and all living beings. We will hear a message from Jane Goodall and explore ways to get involved with our Animal Ministry team here at RRUUC. Remember to gather … read more