Balancing Act I: Free and Responsible

Reflection by Mark Marnocha Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy This is the first half of a two-part sermon series exploring the 4th UU principle– this half will explore what it means to be free and responsible. We will particularly examine the phenomenon that has been dubbed “Cancel Culture,” the good and the bad, and how…

Life and Death: A Delicate Balance

Reflection by Leah Thibodeau Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Reflection About Stoicism by Jon Reopelle This Easter Sunday we will reflect both on the Christian Easter narrative as well as ancient and modern Stoic philosophy– how do we balance being alive and having to die? This service topic was selected by auction winner Jon Reopelle….

Always Coming of Age

Statement of Faith from Jennifer Anderson, Mary K. Knox, Nan Middleton, and Alex Frantz It’s a beloved tradition in Unitarian Universalism to mark the transition from teenager to adult with a “Coming of Age” experience, and yet aren’t we always coming of age? Join members of our winter Coming of Age for Adults class to…

Spring and Other Balancing Acts

Reflection by Dave Velguth Sermon by Rev. Leah Ongiri At the vernal or spring equinox, the sun is exactly above the equator. Day and night are briefly of equal length, perfectly balanced. Spring itself is a balancing act, positioned in the middle of winter and summer to smooth the transition between the two more extreme…

A Creative Life

Reflection by Ali Peters, Intern Minister Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Creativity is about making things happen– not just imagining them to be so. As we wrap up our theme of creativity, let’s consider where the rubber meets the road, and how we are ALL creative people, whether we think of ourselves that way, or…

How Do You Music?

Reflection by Leah Thibodeau Sermon by Ali Peters, Intern Minister Music is a universal human experience that stimulates our hearts and our minds in deep and mysterious ways. Join us this Sunday as we explore our connection to music.

Salvation By Committee

by Rev. Kelly Weisman Asprooth-JacksonIn the wider world, and sometimes even in our own religious movement, the committee has a bum rap. But the practice of our faith has an insight that over-turns this: our working and deciding together is our greatest source of strength, hope, and spiritual sustenance. Please join us for a service…

Yes, And

Reflection by Brian MurtonSermon by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThe first rule of improv comedy is “yes, and,” the imperative to keep the scene going at all costs! We Unitarian Universalists have a ‘yes, and’ theology. How can improv comedy help us in life and our faith?

Creativity and the Ish

Reflection by Cindy DarlingSermon by Ali Peters, intern ministerCreativity is deeply connected to all parts of our lives. It can be easy for us to forget this and to leave it up to the professional artists, writers, and performers. But it’s actually important for all of us to work those creativity muscles! Join us this…

The Miracle of Adaptation

Reflection by David VelguthSermon by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThis week is Charles Darwin’s 212th birthday. His theory of evolution by natural selection often gets a bad rap (competition and survival of the fittest and all that) but let’s explore what the miracle of evolution can teach us about flexibility and adaptation, gifts from our evolutionary ancestors…