Topic: Trust

The People Build a Home

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am

In 1877, a few big-hearted, open-minded people created the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. That act of trust and faith is what led us to this moment. We are the spiritual descendants of those pioneers who, 142 years ago, imagined a future for their hope. We are their future. What is ours? UU minister Eileen B. Karpeles wrote: “Out of wood and stone, out of dreams and sacrifice, the People build a home. Out of the work of their hands and hearts and minds the People fashion a symbol and a reality.” What symbol, what reality, are we building?

The Trust that Love Built

Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am

Celebrant: Ben Spick

On this Sunday soon after Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the power of love to build trust. Through story and song, we explore the ways that love can build trust. This is a service for all ages.

Rebuilding Trust

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Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am

We’ve all had invitations to find our way back into trusting others or even ourselves. We’ve had to work through complexities to find ways to care for ourselves and our boundaries while also being open to the people we love and the inevitable missteps that we and others make. Let us examine what it takes for us to forgive and to rebuild trust.

Trust the Web

 

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Service at 9:15 and 11:00 am

How do we live? Are we, as our UU principles suggest, part of the “interconnected web of existence”? Or do we sometimes act as if we are separate and isolated, as if we have no impact on the web and it does not touch us? In this era of division and narcissism, perhaps we need a touchstone to guide us toward a life of in harmony with all creation. Trust is that touchstone. This is the sermon topic recommended by the winners of the 2018 Food Fair “Sermon Topic” lunch.