Breathing Through

Reflection and Breath Practice by Cindy DarlingReflection and Breath Practice by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyAs we continue to focus on our theme of “Finding Our Way,” we are aware of the need to return to the spiritual and centering practice of our breath. Join us for an exploration of the power of breath, and the need…

One Bright Pearl

by Taizan AlfordEihei Dogen, the founder of the Soto Zen Buddhist sect writes about how the seeker can see all of life as a vehicle for awakening in his fascicle, One Bright Pearl. Tai Alford, a long-time member of the Fellowship, and an ordained Soto Zen priest in training addresses through examining this Dogen fascicle,…

Finding a Way to Healthy Masculinity

with the Fellowship Men’s Group Youth Statements Aaron Thibodeau and Peter Sieck Reading Aikido Story, read by Doug Marsh Special Music My Old Man, original written by Steve Goodman, cover written and performed by Todd Kunstman Adult Statement Tom Pynenberg Vision of a New Man written and shared by Dave Gerlach This Father’s Day, join…

Bloom Where We’re Planted

Bridging introduction by Kim Hartman, director of Religious EducationReflection by Ben Thiel, read by Kim HartmanReflection by Lillie ChudacoffReading from Flower Communion 1969 by William RiceSermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy This Sunday is one of the most cherished UU celebrations of the year: Flower Ceremony! We won’t be able to physically share our flowers, but…

Perfectly Imperfect

with Kim Hartman, director of religious education, and the UU Identity ClassOur high school UU Identity class will lead us in worship to explore what it means to be a UU, and to create a perfectly imperfect community. As we near the end of our year of Healing & Wholeness, our youth will remind us…

“Why Was I Born?”: A Service of Questions

by Rev. Leah OngiriThis poignant title of the song popularized by Billie Holiday—and our special music for the morning—will set the stage for one of our traditional question sermons. Come with a question or few (about Unitarian Universalism, the world, or anything else), and Rev. Leah will spontaneously respond to as many as time allows….

Finding a Way

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Reading from from That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief  by Scott BerinatoThe worship staff at the Fellowship decided that this summer, in light of the current pandemic and safer at home orders, we will have a theme to guide us through the summer. This Sunday we’ll kick off the theme, “Finding…

Practicing Our 5th Principle

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyUU the Vote is a nationwide effort to encourage Unitarian Universalist congregations to engage in the democratic process in a nonpartisan way. Our Justice Action Ministry (JAM) faciliators have named UU the vote as one of our two focus areas for the coming year. As we continue our work of healing and…

Healing Beyond Guilt

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyReflection by Keira JettAs we focus on our theme of “Healing Communities and the World,” we consider what it means to create justice. Our Justice Action Ministry (JAM) facilitators chose two over-arching themes for all JAMs to work on in the coming year. One of them is dismantling white supremacy culture. Join…

Toilet Paper, Togetherness, and Healing

by Rev. Leah OngiriAt the Fellowship it’s our year of healing but there’s a global pandemic raging in the world. We’re scared to get close to each other but everyone is talking about how we’re all in it together. Toilet paper is suddenly a hot topic but the truth about its scarcity and abundance is…