January Ministry Theme: Letting Go
January 3, 2021: Justice and Joy: The Inner Work of Making Outer Change
Working for racial justice can sound like heavy and hard work. And, it is. But, this morning we will reflect how that work also is not only necessary, but life-giving. Join our Guest Preacher, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, Executive Director of the UU Urban Ministry.
January 10, 2021: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
In the aftermath of the past week's events, which began with a truly hopeful election outcome, and then became filled with violent mayhem, blatant racism, and fears for our democracy, we point ourselves ever more firmly toward hope, toward a new day dawning. Keeping our eyes on the prize means aiming toward freedom and justice for all and the restoration of faith in the guiding principles of democracy. Throughout it all, we hold onto each other and to what we know to be true. Rev. Lisa preaching.
January 17, 2021: Dignity, Power, and the World that Can Be
For over 80 years, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has been advancing UU values by working with justice makers the world over confronting unjust power structures and challenging oppressive policies. Join us as we welcome the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, president and CEO of UUSC, and Rev. Laura Randall, who connects the work of UUSC to Unitarian Universalist congregations through preaching, teaching, relationship building, and fundraising. From UUSC’s origins in defying the Nazis to the current work of migrant and climate justice, Rev. Morn, will share stories of resilience and courage as we fight for a more just and equitable world.
January 24, 2021: How Do We Meet this Moment?
Conversations with our ministry team about the events of the past weeks. How do we move forward, toward bridging the ideological gaps in our relationships, with our neighbors, families and friends, and across our nation? Spoiler alert: We don't have all the answers, and not even the same answers. Yet, the conversations must begin somewhere. Led by Rev Lisa, Jud Wolfskill, and Laci Lee Adams.
January 31, 2021: Resting Deeply
A yoga teacher once commented that the general population of the U.S. is severely “under-rested.” Even pre-pandemic we were workaholics, often comparing and competing over how little free time we had. What has this pandemic time taught us, what learning can we hold onto, about the value of deep rest and how to make that a regular part of our lives? Rev. Lisa preaching.