Come What May

Reflection by David Velguth, worship leaderSermon by Ali Peters, intern minister2020 threw us all many challenges we had never faced before –challenges that none of us could have predicted. How can we prepare ourselves to meet whatever challenges may await us in 2021 and in the years to come?

Lifting Up and Letting Go

by Marie Luna, director of congregational life2020 has brought challenges that few of us were prepared for as we entered this year. Let’s consider what we want to lift up, as well as what we want to let go of, on this last Sunday of this year.

Our Better Angels – Christmas Eve

Angels make many appearances in the Christmas story– what might they mean for us today, and what might they be telling us? Story Part I – The Angel Gabriel Comes to MaryGospel: Luke 1:26-38Reflection: Rev. Christina Leone-TracySong: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verse 1) Story Part II – The Angels Appear to ShepherdsGospel: Luke 2:8-20Reflection:…

Frederick: A Winter Solstice Celebration

Reflection by Ali Peters, intern ministerReflection by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThe celebration of the winter solstice– the darkness and return of the light — is a time-honored tradition here at the Fellowship and it will continue this year on Zoom. We’ll hear the sweet story of Frederick the mouse, and celebrate the winter together.

Finding Strength in Our Religious Inheritance

by Ali Peters, intern ministerWe have not always been Unitarian Universalists. Many of us come from family histories of different faith traditions. Others of us may have been born into Unitarian Universalist families, but understand that Unitarianism and Universalism used to look very different from the faith we know it to be today. What do…

For Each Child That’s Born

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy“Each night a child is born is a holy night,” wrote UU Sophia Lyon Fahs. Join us as we enter the holiday season honoring the children among us with a special ceremony of dedication. We will also hear stories of holiness– in all the ways that word means ordinary hardship and frustration…

The Gift of Nothing

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThanksgiving has passed and we have hopefully each given thanks for whatever is good in our lives. Now, as we turn to the winter holidays with all the expectations of shopping, giving, and receiving, we wonder how we might find joy in presence (not presents). We are in our worship season of…

What do you need?

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyHow is it that we come to know what we need? How does the world make this task harder for each of us– by convincing us we don’t need anything, or we need what we want, or by denying us the basic needs that make survival and thriving possible. Being clear about…

Enough

by Ali Peters, intern minister“Too much,” and “not enough” are feelings many of us are familiar with. We notice excess and scarcity all the time. This Sunday we will take time to, instead, explore what “enough” feels like. What does it feel like to give enough, to take enough, and to be enough? Join us…

Listening Deeply

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThis Sunday follows a big national election where voters will have decided who their leaders will be, locally and on the state and federal level. We anticipate big feelings, no matter the outcome and whether or not we know the results by Sunday. The spirit of resilience, especially in anxious times, calls…