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?
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?
Why do we gather together as Unitarian Universalists? We take a look at what possesses....err... inspires us to put all this time and effort into creating this wonderful community, as well as the foundations of an ethical and spiritual life.
We human beings enjoy certainty - we like to think we know what's going on. Life is full of ambiguity, however, and so how we adjust to that reality is one of life's central questions.
As we grow, we must let go of our old selves to make room for who we are becoming. How do we grieve the loss of our old selves and our old dreams? How do we let go of who we used to be? How do we find our true, core selves?
Last week we looked at how external circumstances affect our identity and sense of worthiness from the outside in. This Sunday, we'll look at how we create our sense of identity from the inside out, examining both positive and negative identity construction.
Who am I? is one of the most basic questions, one we don't pause to answer very often - and those answers can be fruitful and meaningful if we take the time to find them. What makes up our identity?
We dive in depth into our exploration of this month's theme of Humanism with a look at how Humanist thought has impacted Unitarian Universalism today, and where it might lead us into the future. We'll ask: what is a humanist message of hope?