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.
Speaker: Verdis L. Robinson
How do we grasp the swift and terrible changes that humans are causing to the Earth’s climate, while maintaining hope and channeling our fear and our hope into action? How do we take care of the climate and restore it to how it’s been for … read more.
This Easter Sunday shares its date with the anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. As we begin a new worship theme of “Becoming” for the month of April, we will honor the roles Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Alberta Williams King … read more.
On this Good Friday of the Christian liturgical calendar, Rev. Joan and the worship team will offer a Tenebrae-style service that invites us to sit with the difficult realities and suffering of the world before the arrival of resurrection and hope on Easter morning. This … read more.
In Discovering Black Vermont, researcher and writer Elise Guyette discovered that the percentage of African Americans in Vermont in the 1800s was larger than it is today. What lessons can we glean from the historically black community of Hinesburg, Vermont? What messages do these early … read more.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a world beyond the injustices of his day. He and many other prophetic leaders proclaimed futures that seemed impossible. Today, as we continue to grapple with racial injustice and white supremacy, we draw upon our prophetic imaginations to … read more.
Born out of a desire to unify the country during the Civil War, the Day of Thanksgiving is surrounded by a tangled web of stories about race, spirituality, and revisionist nationalistic history. With all of its complicated layers and history, the Thanksgiving holiday still endures … read more.
As people, we naturally gravitate toward those similar to ourselves. It is simple, easier, and it is comfortable. As we celebrate “National Coming Out Day,” and “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” what inspirations and awakenings can we glean from deeply listening to voices of the marginalized.
250 years ago, the Rev. John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in North America due to a shift in the wind that prevented him from moving on. He would go on to found Universalism as a denomination in America. The wind has shifted yet … read more.