For many of us, becoming our “best selves” is an ongoing goal towards which we strive in our day to day lives. Does “becoming” always have to involve striving? What wisdom can be found in the tension between striving and surrender? In this service, we … read more.
Category: Sermons and Podcasts
This weekend marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover as well as the Christian Holy Week which begins with Palm Sunday and leads to Easter Sunday. These holy days and religious traditions speak to the conditions of oppression and marginalization in this very … read more.
In this service, we mark one year of the Covid-19 pandemic and one year of “virtual church.” What has changed over the past year? What has remained the same? How have your commitments deepened or shifted over this time? To what do we commit ourselves … read more.
Togetherness has taken on new meaning over the past year of this pandemic. It is all of us together – even while we’ve been physically apart – that continues to make our church community what it is. We launch this year’s Annual Pledge Drive acknowledging … read more.
Our annual remembrance service is a time to name those we have recently lost in our church community and in our own lives. We share our grief with one another and hold it tenderly through readings, songs, and candle lighting. You can have candles near … read more.
Let’s use the gifts of imagination to envision the ongoing role of music in the life of this congregation. What can “Singing the Living Tradition” (the title of our gray hymnal), really mean? And of course there will be lots of music-making at this service!
The creation of a “Beloved Community” is a dream that most all of us want to see realized. But, what do we do when a group within that community has been harmed? How do we address harm and repair relationships so that the community can … read more.
The science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, once wrote a note to herself with the lines, “So be it! See to it!” She and other science fiction writers draw on the power of imagination to create new worlds and new visions. We, too, draw on our … read more.