Topic: World Religions

The Festival of Holi

Holi is the Hindu “Festival of Colors” (sometimes called the “Festival of Love”). It celebrates the arrival of spring and the ultimate triumph of good over evil.

What can we learn from this holiday?

This service is in-person at the UUMAN campus. If you wish to attend remotely, and to have the ability to chat with others online or to submit Joys and Sorrows in real-time, it can be livestreamed from our YouTube channel as well.

The Tao of Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Have never wiser words been spoken? Yogi Berra is perhaps baseball’s greatest sage, yet his wisdom transcended baseball and permeated the essence of reality itself.

Might he have been Taoism’s most recent prophet?

God Reimagined

Are we stuck in thinking about God as the Judeo/Christian God? As a being in whose image we were created? As an omnipotent, omniscient being? Can we expand our imagination?

The Return of Paganism

We have all likely heard people say that they are “spiritual but not religious.” Might this simply be indicative of a rejection of the traditional organized religions? Might it also be indicative of a return to pagan spirituality? What might this mean?

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir

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.

America’s Native Stories

The story of Thanksgiving goes back to the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. Yet before they were here there were already people here – loving their loved ones and living their lives. Let’s hear some of their stories – stories of creation, stories of … read more.

The Beauty of Imperfection

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Tuesday. It is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  We return to this holy day year after year because we are imperfect – some might say perfectly imperfect. What might this mean for us?

(This will be a New Member Sunday)

Rosh Hashana for UUs

The meaning of Rosh Hashanah is to “awaken the listeners from their slumber (by blowing the shofar) and to alert them of the upcoming day of atonement and judgement.” It also commemorates the creation of the world.

It’s celebrated with prayers, greetings and symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey (symbolic of wishing a sweet new year), dates, black-eyed peas, leeks, spinach, gourds, beets, gefilte fish, pomegranates, and challah bread.