“I don’t do systems,” a colleague of mine recently reflected. I think this person was expressing a desire to stay away from the bigger picture of today’s complex problems and look just to the individual level. Today we’ll look at what it is to “do … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
Mystical Judaism has long held that the work of human beings is to heal the world. From Fred Rogers to the Dalai Llama, teachers across the ages have laid down roadmaps for this healing. We’ll explore a few of them this Sunday.
Join us to celebrate the Christmas season with lessons, carols, and the music of the choir.
As our theme this month, we’ll look at the fine and wavering line between what is sacred and what is ordinary. Even when we look at our history and our congregation’s history, seemingly ordinary moments take on a new power if we choose to bless … read more.
This second part of a two-part series looks at surrender. What are you called to give yourself over to entirely? How does letting go and acknowledging certain realities bring freedom? What does surrender have to do with your spiritual life?
This first part of a two-part series asks what it means to be part of the resistance in a complicated time. What are you personally called to resist? What are the forms that resistance can take in our lives, in our communities, in our world? … read more.
Our country’s fifth inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, famously read a poetic love song to the nation in January of 2013. This Veterans Day weekend, we’ll read that poem again in honor of all those who love and serve the deepest visions of this country. … read more.
Jean Vanier is a Canadian philosopher, theologian, and the founder of L’Arche communities. Last year upon turning 90, he shared his thoughts on life and on growing older with his “ten rules for life to become more human”. Please join us as we learn more … read more.
In a famous story from the Christian scriptures, Jesus invites his friends to collect all the leftovers from the meal that fed 5000 people by asking them to “Gather up the fragments so that none may be lost.” How do we gather up the fragments … read more.
As summer passes toward fall, this week we’ll reflect on the beauty of impermanent things, the toasts we make in breakable glasses, and the wonder of what we cannot keep.