Topic: Human Condition

Who Am I? Who Do I Want To Be?

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.

Going Back to Abnormal

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.

Beyond Our Limits

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?

Friedman’s Fables

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.)

Service of Remembrance

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.

Do We Live in Haunted Houses?

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

Caring for Our Spirits: Lessons from the Front Lines

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?

MLK World Café

Come and engage with others in a multi-generational world café format as we unpack the implications of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work on our work today. What can we learn from one another?

This will be a 50/50 Sunday. We will be sharing the plate offerings with the Equal Justice Initiative

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir.