In the 19th century, Unitarians and Universalists left behind the doctrine of original sin, which says that humans are born depraved, and the doctrine of atonement, which says that Jesus died for those sins. Without these doctrines, what is left of Easter? More than you … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Krista Taves
As Christians begin Holy Week, Jews are preparing for Passover, which begins on Friday. The Passover Seder celebrates the journey of the Ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. But it also offers much for those who strive for freedom today.
We are in a crisis of truth, tempted pick and choose our facts as they suit short term goals that feel infinite in their magnitude. How do we choose truth when truth is inconvenient?
It is said that history is all too often told by the winners because they have the power to shape the story. But, when you tell the stories of those pushed to the margins, new possibilities are revealed for the present. We welcome Denise Christy-Moss … read more.
Powerlessness is a regular experience of childhood, with adults around them continuously setting the limits and boundaries. How do children understand this ongoing letting go and what can adults learn from their experience?
Most of us like to be in control. We prefer that life be explainable and logical and that things can be assigned to a place and stay there. But life isn’t usually like that. How do we get over being terrible at surrender so that … read more.
The struggle for racial equity in this country continues, with harsh reminders of how strongly the injustices of the past still live with us today. We need to cultivate a mindful resilience so that we can embrace the reality of our history while working towards … read more.
Poet, essayist and novelist Brian Doyle once wrote, “Grace is uncontrollable, arbitrary to our senses, apparently unmerited. It’s utterly free, ferociously strong, about as mysterious a thing as you could imagine. First rule of grace: grace rules.”
Life can be awkward, chaotic, and bruising, so … read more.
Peace is not a destination. It is a way of engaging every minute of every day. And yet, to expect ourselves to live this purely is a set up for failure. Join us for an exploration of how we live peacefully and imperfectly.
We will celebrate Solstice and welcome some very special Hanukkah and Christmas guests to our holiday evening service.