This week we look at the spiritual practice of bringing joy as we turn to a more active stance. How do we bring joy to a broken world or hurting community? Is there a way to be authentic in acknowledging heartache while still bringing and living with positivity?
Rev Andrew Weber
Rev. Andrew offers a sermon topic at UUFN’s annual service auction. (Be sure to come out on May 6 to bid on a sermon topic of your choice!) Last year’s winning bidders were Pat and Richard Field, who decided on this week’s topic: the intersection of Robert Kegan’s “Orders of Consciousness” and our UU values.
Yesterday was Earth Day, a day generally spent focusing on how our actions impact this planet we inhabit. As Unitarian Universalists we strive to promote the interdependent web of all creation, of which we are a part. Let us live our charge to be environmentally conscious every day.
The Christian holiday Easter – and the pagan festival it originates from – are celebrations of rebirth, celebrations of transformations. What is the new life that you might want to live into? How will you be transformed?
Ellen Goodman: “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, … in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.”
Walt Whitman once penned, “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” We each contain multitudes, our identity is made up of more than we can know or express. This morning we will have people of different ages and backgrounds engage with the question of identity..
Some Prophecy is looking into the past and seeing what great people foretold or how they challenge the status quo. but we can also look at the prophecy we are living right now; what we shall do and who we will become. And Possibly the most important, what will happen once we are no longer … Continued
On January 13, 1568, the first ever proclamation of religious freedom was made in Torda (Transylvania). This edict paved the way for our free faith at a time when religious toleration was previously unheard of. Today, let us remind ourselves of those who came before us and helped to ensure our right to worship and … Continued