Come experience the wisdom and humor of several stories from the book “Parables and Portraits” by Stephen Mitchell. Come, let us tell you a story.
In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” the angel Clarence tries to “earn his wings” by showing George Bailey, the character played by Jimmy Stewart, what the world would look like had he not been born. What might the world look like without UUMAN?
We all want things “free and clear”…free from encumbrances, ties and restrictions. When we reflect upon who we are, what we possess, what we have, how much of that do we view as free and clear?
Now the Children and Youth will have their say: If there was one thing you wanted people to know, what would it be?
Lever, Wheel and Axle, Pulley, Inclined Plane, Wedge, Screw. These are the six simple machines. In their most basic sense they can be used to multiply or change the direction of a mechanical force. How can we use them metaphorically to multiply or change the direction of our lives?
No doubt the coming year will bring with it an uncertain future. Nobody particularly likes uncertainty but it is a condition of our existence. How does uncertainty affect us? Can it ever be productive? Can it change us for the better?
Music: UUMAN Band.
How do we know that we exist? How do we know what we experience is reality? Could our experience be part of a computer simulation? What are the implications for us?
Multigenerational Service – No RE
Music: UUMAN Band
Unitarian Universalists believe that we are a part of the interconnected web of all existence. What might be the implications of this belief? Are we unique? Are we distinct from “the wild”?
Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir
Theologian James Carse tells us: healthy religion encourages a “higher ignorance” which enables openness to continual learning and growth. This service will explore how contemplating the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence can help us to practice the kind of healthy religion that encourages a “higher ignorance”.