The Gift of Sharing Wishes

by Rev. Karon Sandberg As we approach Thanksgiving, now is a good time to consider talking to your families about your end-of-life wishes. This annual service focuses on the beautiful, healing, and loving gift that sharing our wishes can be, if we let it. This time, we’ll explore the power of planning ahead for your…

Stories That Harm, Stories That Heal

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy November is a month full of stories and histories, particularly about our nation. We will explore together the ways Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Election Day have the power both for harm and (if we allow the stories to change) also healing.

The Secret Sits

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg The poet Robert Frost wrote that “the Secrets sits in the middle,” taking on a life of its own. Modern psychology agrees that secrets can be unhealthy, sometimes even dangerously harmful. Yet it’s also understandable that we want some parts of life to remain private. We will contemplate the role of…

Room on the Broom

with Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Suzanne Marnocha Special Halloween all-ages service! Children and adults of all ages are welcome to wear your costume and join us for a rollicking service of story and celebration! Children can stay in the service and enjoy the quiet sensory activity area, or childcare will be available for children who…

All Bodies Are Beautiful

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Rev. Christina has a sign on her door at home that says, among other things, “All bodies are whole, holy, and beautiful.” What does that mean in a world that tells us our bodies are never (tall, small, big, thin, strong, attractive, whatever) enough? As part of our yearlong theme of…

The Fragile Sequence

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg In Judaism, the High Holy Days are an annual reminder to ‘fess up to our mistakes. But actually apologizing can make us very vulnerable. What is so important about the act of saying “I’m sorry?” And what comes next in the fragile sequence of recognizing that we are imperfect beings? Led…

Confessions of Good Deeds

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy We might be familiar with the practice of confession– in which one’s transgressions or sins are confessed to a cleric. But what if we practiced confessing good deeds? What joy might we find within ourselves and others? What healing might take place? Reading: Excerpt from Unlacing the Heart: Connecting With What…

Long Haul

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg It’s easy to burnout in our current society, due to grief, trauma, worry, injustice, overstimulation, and more. So how do we keep showing up? The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky suggests that sometimes doing less is more. Whether or not you read the…

Healing and Wholeness

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy This year at the Fellowship we are going to be focusing on Healing– Our world can sometimes be a hard place, and we all have wounds and scars from life! The purpose of our UU fellowship is to help each other live fully, deeply, and well, finding healing and wholeness in…

The Blessings of Animals

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg Henry Bergh, the founder of the ASPCA and fellow Unitarian, was born 206 years ago this week! Come celebrate his legacy with an Animal Blessing service. Well-behaved pets, on leashes or in crates, are welcome to join you today, or bring a stuffed animal or photo in…