Rev. Joan and UCM members participated in a five-day, four-night pilgrimage earlier this month to learn how the events that took place in Alabama, and throughout the South, in the 1950s and 60s that culminated in the ultimate passage of the 1964 National Civil … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Joan Javier-Duval
Simone Weil has said: “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” These days so much can make our spirits feel uprooted. How can we be generous with ourselves and attend to the needs of the … read more.
Each of us has gifts we can share. These are not necessarily material gifts but gifts of the heart and spirit. What is made possible when we generously share who we are with others in community?
We share in our annual service of remembrance pausing to remember our loved ones who have died. We light candles and offer music in their memory and honor those whose memory and love we carry with us. Music provided by Carolyn’s Angel Band.
In this multigenerational service, we share practices passed down to us to honor our ancestors and find comfort and challenge in the legacies our ancestors have left us. We will share stories of UCM and UU ancestors. Music will be provided by Paula Gills … read more.
We return to our church building and bring our energy, love, and hope back to this home for our spirits. We will reflect on transformational moments faced by our church ancestors and the heritage of this sacred place of gathering. Music will be provided … read more.
Numerous studies cite the decline of religious affiliation. Religion is blamed for division, violence, and war. Yet, humanity shares a heritage of diverse and pluralistic religious belief and belonging that has shaped us for millenia and continues to shape us today. Are there parts … read more.
As the planetary climate grows warmer and weather extremes become more common, we cannot deny the impact of human activity on the earth. Deep transformation is needed to address this planetary crisis which we now feel very close to home. With the Jewish season … read more.
When we make a covenant, we commit to how we will be with one another whether that is in an intimate relationship or in a community setting. People and communities change over time and so do our commitments. What does it take to renew … read more.
We come back together to begin a new church year with our annual Ingathering Sunday: Water Ceremony. All are invited to bring water collected over the summer to share in a ritual of reconnection and renewal. As we have just experienced, water can be a … read more.