Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Ending Rape Culture

The #meetoo has swept social media, and revelations and allegations about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and many others have featured prominently in recent news cycles. A national spotlight is finally being trained on an issue the has for far too long remained outside of the national consciousness - sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and the rape culture that enables and encourages all of these to happen. It's time to end rape culture.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Immigration: Overcoming Fear and the Scarcity Mentality

The underlying emotions that drive our responses to policy and public perception around immigration too often needlessly reside in fear and scarcity. What would it look like to approach immigration from a place of abundance? We explore these topics and more as part of a special service supporting our Youth Group's spring Service Journey trip to the Mexico border.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Hearts

Most of us enjoy sharing our stories with others, but we tend not to think of that as a basic human need. We do have a need though for the sense of connection with others that story-telling and deep listening creates. What would it mean to tell your story? Also as part of the service, Shailla and Naim Gupta will lead us in a brief celebration of Hindu observance of Diwali.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Towards Dismantling White Supremacy

White supremacy is more than just the beliefs of those we label as "white supremacists" - it is a fact of life in our country, our culture, and even within Unitarian Universalism, as painful as that can be to acknowledge. How do we continue to live into our beliefs and values of inclusivity, justice and equity? We explore what it means to move towards dismantling white supremacy.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Stories are powerful. When the stories we tell ourselves are uplifting, they feed our souls. When the stories we tell are harmful though, they are worth examining more deeply. And then there are the larger stories we tell in our culture that are meant to be uplifting, but have significant shadow sides. What do we do with stories that cause harm?
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Welcoming… Everything?

Liberal religion, and Unitarian Universalism in particular, has had a tendency to say we welcome everyone, and all beliefs. Are there limits though to our welcoming, and to being welcoming in general? We'll explore these questions and more!
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Welcoming What’s Difficult

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.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Trying Something New

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?
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Flowing Together

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.
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Rev. Seth Carrier-Ladd: Welcoming Life?

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?
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