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September 16, 2018
9 Tishri 5779
Rev. Patti Pomerantz
This is the Hebrew date for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Realizing I have a connection to something almost 6,000 years old fills me with wonder. And though my image of the sacred has transformed over the years, the importance of this one day in my life has never wavered. Yom Kippur is usually called The Day of Atonement, when Jews both declare and ask forgiveness for the “sins” we have committed during the year; I tend to think of it as the Day of At-One-Ment – when the Spirit of Life is especially near, and I can reflect on where it is that I’ve missed the mark and how I can live a more spirit-filled life.
Worship Leader: Katie Ten Eyck
New – Special Music from Sue Anderson
I want to remind myself and others that our homes can become sacred places, filled with life and meaning. ~ Gunilla Norris
This session is the threshold of a journey that leaders and participants will take together, an exploration of the spiritual sense of home. In today’s session, children will learn the word “threshold” and investigate its meaning, beginning with the threshold of their program meeting space.
Universalist Recovery Church: Finding Joy in the World
Unlike happiness, joy doesn’t come and go depending on our circumstances. Joy is the ability to take pleasure in the moment, to revel in being alive, even when life is difficult. How do we learn to live with joy?
September 23, 2018
How Does Belief in God Change Me?
Rev. Scott Jansen
We explored evidence for a Gestalt Being who transcends the universe. But, what difference would it make if that theory is true? How would it affect my life: ethics, values, outlook, etc.? How can a God who cannot control sub-components be anything other than irrelevant?
Worship Leader: Cynthia Hopkins
We see in the world around us many symbols that teach us the meaning of life. You could notice if you wanted to, but you are usually too busy. We Indians live in a world of symbols and images where the spiritual and the commonplace are one. ~ John Fire/Lame Deer and Richard Erodes
We’ll learn abut the chalice as a symbol of Unitarian Universalism, including the circles that surround the chalice. We will learn the hymn “Spirit of Life” as a symbol of UU communities. The children will work to design their own symbol to represent their own faith.
Universalist Recovery Church: Acceptance, Tolerance, and Anger
How do we respond to discomfort and pain? Do we find something to be grateful for? Do we accept our life, tolerate it, get angry? Is one response better than another, or better at one time or other? How do we navigate our emotions, allowing them to exist without getting overwhelmed by them so we relapse?
September 30, 2018
Wisdom for Life Updated
Stay informedVoteGet arrested
Rev. Katie Larsell
Mostly, being a good citizen in the United States means staying informed and voting. There are times in our history though when citizenship demands protest. And, sometimes protest means getting arrested. In a recent action organized by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ), Rev. Katie Larsell found herself volunteering to be one of the 20 religious leaders arrested for civil disobedience. Come, and find out why its time for such patriotic actions and what you can do to support just immigration policies.
Worship Leader: Carol Knox
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. ~ Henry David Thoreau
This session focuses on the family home through an investigation of bees and their homes. The activities explore the idea of home as a specific, physical place that plays a role in the lives of bees. Children will discover commonalities shared by the homes of bees, the homes of other animals, and our family homes.
Universalist Recovery Church: The Five R’s of Empowerment
The religious educator, Maria Harris, outlines five steps to empowerment: receptivity, remembering, resistance, ritual mourning, and rebirth. How do these play out in our lives, and how can we enhance our ability to move from being stuck to being reborn?
Our Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m., and end at 11:45.
Coffee, tea, and conversation follow. On the first Sunday of each
month there is a potluck lunch for all.
Children attend the first 15 minutes of the worship service, then leave for their own program.
The Nursery is open for infants and preschoolers 10:15 – 12:15.
Led by Rev. Barbara Stevens, the Universalist Recovery Church invites you to share
readings and reflections that explore how the topic affects our lives.
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