In view of International Women’s Day in March, we’ll hear the stories of two women, Rosie, a mythic American icon and Betty, a still-living legend. Will their courage, strength and sheer grit inspire us all to overcome the serious challenges our world faces now? Can we change our ways — of living, relating, and governing — before it’s too late? Service led by Rev. Sue Ayer, a member of the Wy’east choir.
Theodore Parker was a Unitarian minister and one of this country’s best-known public speakers in the middle years of the 19th century. He was a theologian of freedom and an activist in the cause of abolishing slavery, though a number of colleagues turned against him for his powerfully rational approach to Bible teachings. What would he have to say about current trends in our national life, when racist assertions swirl together with a storm of attacks on reason and logical thought? Service led by Rev. Craig Moro
Happy Groundhog Day, when we celebrate an emergence from darkness into light. Join me on the number two day of the number two month of this new year for a sermon on something we rarely discuss in a religious service. (Hint: it has to do with the number two!) Service led by Rev. Craig Moro
Many of us tell stories about how to fix what’s broken in our lives and in the world. What if we stopped trying to fix things and leaned into possibilities? The Rev. Tracy Springberry is the minister at West Hills UU Fellowship. She loves working with children and families and is co-editor of and a contributor to Chaos, Wonder and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting: An Anthology
For many people, religion is about power. This could mean extraordinary “supernatural” power, or a daily kind of power over other people. One of my best friends was a PK—preacher’s kid—who once told me that he could pray someone to death if he really wanted to! This may not be the kind of power we want to experience in our religious lives, but does that mean we’re not interested in power at all? Was power of no interest to Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, or Mohandas Gandhi? Let’s ponder these questions together this morning. Service led by Rev. Craig Moro.
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A program on New Year's resolutions. Many of us know that the Universalists were leaders in the movement to abolish slavery in our country. Did you know they also advocated first Temperance, then Prohibition of the use of what they called "ardent spirits?" What do "spirits" have to do with habits that sometimes seem to enslave us, habits that we would like to change? Service by Rev. Craig Moro
At this winter time of the New Year, there is nothing so warm and cozy as a service where we sing hymns together, particularly those that bring us joy and hope for the days ahead. We will have some hymns picked out ourselves for sure, but you might also come with some favorites and requests. Service led by Wy’east Member Debra Tomsen.
Join us for a "traditional" Christmas Eve Service at 5pm. This will be an intergenerational service filled with stories and singing and candlelight. Service led by Wy'east Members.