In this multigenerational service for Easter morning, we’ll tell two stories about loss and emergence. After the resurrection, there’s the rest. And after a chrysalis emerges as a butterfly, the cycle of life goes on.
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
So often, our yearning takes the form of escapism – dreaming that we might be anywhere but the place we’re at. How can we re-align our yearning to be who we are, where we are, with the gifts and struggles we face.
The Vietnamese teacher and monk Thich Nhat Hanh once wrote, “Compassion is a Verb.” It is a thing you do, and a key aspect of a way of being. How can we cultivate compassion in ourselves? What about cultivating compassion in the world around us?
The world is so loud, and its demands come so fast, that sometimes we struggle to hear the inner voice that calls us each to deeper truth. How can we clear away space to listen to our own deepest selves?
Today, we’ll offer our gratitude to members of the Covenant Task Force for their hard work and reflect on the ordinary, sometimes painful places from which truth-tellers and world-changers arise.
Hope is our theme for the month of January. This week, we’ll reflect on the idea that hope is not an end in itself, but a propelling force that pushes us out into courage and commitment. It is a starting point. And we all have … read more.
This Sunday, Rev. Nancy will preach from the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe, who is said to have appeared in a shower of roses. How does beauty fuel the building of a better world? Could it be that appreciation of beauty is the very … read more.
This month, we kick off our holiday theme of “Beauty,” by looking at the grace and beauty that are inherent in a truly multicultural reality. Our guest speakers, Takiyah Amin and Yuri Yamamoto, are authors and organizers in the UU People of Color Story Project who … read more.
This Sunday, we’ll dig back into the roots of our liberal religious tradition. What does it mean to be a free faith? We are free from rigid orthodoxies, but bound to one another. We are loosed from ancient creeds, but loyal to something larger than … read more.
In this month of reflection on “letting go” we’ve looked at some of the things to be gained by this spiritual commitment to change. But what about the times when letting go isn’t a choice? What about the things we treasure that are taken or … read more.