Watch the Video (YouTube link) Not many of us have had life match our expectations and anticipated visions, yet sometimes what emerges surprises us in delightful ways. In this service we will hear from several members of our church and Rev. Erin about how we have each been called to dance with life's emergence. Special music by Scott Stilwell
Watch the Video (YouTube link) As we celebrate Earth Day, new leaders are emerging to call us to care for the Earth. In Juliana v. US, 20 impassioned youth ranging in age from eight to 19 have asked a federal court to require the United States to intervene effectively to protect the Earth against climate change. All of them, even the youngest, have both a deep appreciation of the natural world and a track record of environmental activism. In this service for all ages, we share some of their inspirational stories and their legal "Prayer for Relief." First Unitarian children and youth share the experiences that led these young people to bring a lawsuit.
Watch the Video (YouTube link) In our world, the wide diversity of religious tradition and practice too often is the basis for division. Unitarian Universalism encourages us to see religious diversity as an opportunity to be open and curious about other religious traditions. This month's worship theme, "Emergence," asks us to consider not only the ways in which our own beliefs define the immanent, but also how we can emerge from the cocoon of our assumptions and open to the full diversity of Life.
Watch the Video (YouTube link) The emergence of buds and flowers after the cold of winter vividly reminds us of life’s ability to renew itself, body and soul. This Sunday is Easter in the Christian tradition—but the story of resurrection is more nuanced and complex than convention may suggest. The oldest traditions of Judaism and Christianity offer diverse ideas about the relationship between body and soul, ideas that resonate with the questions of today's spiritual seekers.