Jesus challenges our conventional wisdom when he delivers an upside-down view of what it looks like to “be blessed” and live a good life.
Topic: Human Condition
In these polarized and trying times, it can be hard to listen to our better angels and easy to fall into angry, vindictive thoughts. But is that who we want to be? How do we remain compassionate toward people who are doing horrible things? How do we remember the common humanity we share, even with our enemies? How can we resist being dragged down by the world, and remain true to who we are?
This service features our own, much loved, Rev. Kim Palmer.
Does UUMAN matter? Does UUMAN create ripples in the pond of your life? Ripples in the pond of our community? In the world? Is this anything one can measure?
We’ve all likely experienced people who “push our buttons.”
Just what are our buttons anyway? Why do we have them? What do they tell us about ourselves?
As a congregation in a pandemic, as much as we’d like “to get back to normal,” is there a normal to get back to? Has the game changed? Is the pandemic merely a wake-up call? Might we have to adapt and change? Are we willing to adapt and change? Are we willing to turn toward an uncertain future?
Our 50/50 recipient for the month of May will be Nourish Eco Village.
What limits do we place upon ourselves? Do we search for truth, meaning, love, etc., in “all the wrong places?” What new dreams must we dream?
Through story, parable and fable, rabbi, and family therapist Edwin Friedman portrays a “systems theory” of human behavior. How does this theory govern behavior in our families, workplaces and congregations?
This is a 50/50 Sunday
(No Religious Exploration classes for Children & Youth, these resume next Sunday, January 10.)
Please join us as we remember those who have passed over the course of the year.
Let us remember how they have shaped our lives in ways we could not have imagined.
We can’t choose our upbringing, our childhood or our parents; yet it would be an understatement to say that all these have had a profound impact on our future development. How do we know who we are from the story we tell ourselves about ourselves?
Worship associate: Jennifer Ratcliffe
These are trying times as our nation is turned upside-down in the face of coronavirus and it’s more important than ever to care for that ethereal part of ourselves that longs for connection and transcendence. How are those on the front lines of this medical crisis caring for their spirits, and how can we draw lessons from them for our own lives?