2018 Service Archive
3:58-Story; 9:25-Meditation & Reading; 12:34-Music; 18:20-Reading; 20:30-Reflection
Rev. Pam invites us into a creative process and an opportunity to see things differently. How do we move through the hard parts of life? How does our liberal faith invite us to respond to life’s ups and downs?
Rev. Pam creates space for story and ritual in response to an invitation by members of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). Can our anti-racism work be rooted in something besides guilt and anger? What realistic, concrete tasks can move us toward the beloved community?
2:43-Meditiation; 3:34-Reading; 6:38-Reflection
We are a denomination that prides itself on diversity, in thought, background, ethnicity and culture. The impetus is surely there, but what about the follow-through?
2:35-Story; 4:25-Meditation; 6:29-Reading; 11:49-Reflection
Nature offers us balance. In a season of #metoo and mass shootings and personal loss, what winter wisdom do we need for the spring season? Rev. Pam explores the balance of winter/spring and night/day and the rich meaning found in unexpected places.
2:26-Story; 5:50-Meditation; 7:13-Reading; 10:37-Reflection
Can we be absolutely rational and also believe in things beyond what we know to be true? Can someone be a rational mystic? Rev. Pam explores the realms of science and mysticism in search for truth.
2:06-Story; 9:19-Reading 1; 11:49-Reading 2; 13:11-Reflection
The “long-haul people” are the ones who plow on with the good work. Where do we find the inspiration to persevere? As Unitarian Universalists, we don’t necessarily believe in a reward in the afterlife, so where is our reward?
Last year, Adam Briggle took his children camping and hiking in seventeen national parks and monuments. These are peculiar places ruled by the un-American ethos: leave no trace. Adam will tell stories and share reflections about these places and the importance of letting them be. They are stories about crows and democracy, cacti and technology, and snow that fell up. In an age dominated by humans and cynicism, Adam wanted to know if nature (or must we say “nature”?) could still speak…and, if so, what she has to say
2:26-Story; 7:15-Meditation; 8:42-Readings; 15:23-Reflection
As dismal weeks of gray winter days form a backdrop for disheartening world news and unhelpful political decisions, D. Scott Cooper joins us to ask, how do today’s UUs ‘justify an attitude of ultimate optimism”? Or is that an idea whose time has passed?
2:22-Story; 6:02-Meditation; 8:09-Reflection; 19:37-Reflection
The theme for January is “intention” but this week Rev. Pam explores the flip side of intention. What about those things we cannot control in our lives? What about our mistakes and failures? Through story, song, and ritual we find our strength no matter who we are, what we have done, or where we are (intentionally or unintentionally) going.