There are times where the hard things in life are just plain bad, and, there are other times where there might be fruits to be found by welcoming what's difficult. We'll explore the possibilities in finding deeper meaning in some of the hard parts of life.
There are some of us who thrive on the new and different, but for many of us, trying new things can be uncomfortable. It can also be easy to get stuck in a rut in our lives. What might a spiritual practice of welcoming the new look like?
Are our hands and hearts as open as they could be to the gifts of the universe? Or are they closed and shutting down opportunities and paths of relationship? Together we will explore some symbols and techniques for increasing our openness and maximizing our receptivity to what the universe has to offer us.
Don't miss our end-of-summer ingathering service which includes the Water Ceremony! Rev. Seth will share reflections on overcoming differences to join together, and we'll also have a brief dedication ceremony for our new Intern Minister, Joel Tishken. Don't forget to bring water from our summer experiences to share if you like, and don't worry, we'll have water for you to use if you forget.
In Rev. Seth's return to the pulpit after his summer time away, we consider: especially in these troubled times, what does our Unitarian Universalist theology tell us about the nature of life?
From slavery to the prison industrial complex, how might we create real freedom in this country? For a country built on the value of freedom, certain demographics have never known true freedom. We will explore what this means for the freedom of all of us.
“As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the reproductive justice framework, which espouses the human right to have children, not to have children, to parent the children one has in healthy environments and to safeguard bodily autonomy and to express one's sexuality freely. Reproductive justice bridges the gap between reproductive rights and other social justice movements.” Come hear the stories and motivation to action from two leaders of the Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice. (quote from UUA Statement of Conscience 2015)
Rev. Bruce Russell-Jayne (UU Retired), Global Warming rabble rouser, will preach about changing the corrupt practices of oil companies and governments and moving to sustainable practices.
The natural world is “In Which We Live and Move and Have Our Being.” It concerns what we care deeply about, what the ground of our being is, what we regard as worthy of our deepest care, concern and respect. This week’s sermon brings together several voices, in an informal format that invites your participation, to explore our relationship to our environment.
R.A.C.E. (Reconciliation Achieved through Community Engagement) started in 2015. Its mission and focus is to promote healing and inclusivity through community dialogue and engagement while celebrating our diversity in Muncie. Today’s message will ask you to leave your comfort zone to explore the historical implications of racism and white fragility, and suggest ways we can all contribute to a better Muncie.