Conventional wisdom says one finds one’s center in stillness. We will explore how finding our center requires movement and motion, and a willingness to lean into this paradox. […]
Being a human is hard work. Naturally social creatures, most of us struggle at times with feeling as if we don’t belong, as if we are different, as if we are apart from some greater whole. What if finding our center is the key to connecting with others?
In a ritual-graced service, we’ll mark the entrance to the next four and a half Sabbatical Renewal months with mutual blessings and well-wishing, thoughtful invitations, and a welcome to UUCM’s Sabbatical Minister. […]
In preparation for UUCM’s upcoming Sabbatical/Renewal and, to be honest, life in general, Rev. Kevin invites us to consider our reactions and responses to change, shifts, the unknown and the conscious and unconscious anxiety that arises in reply. Can we find the gifts at the center of it all? […]
Anita Wald-Tuttle originated a Cider Sunday years ago. An informal New Year’s service accompanied by cups of cider, the service invited people to look both back at the past year and into the next, and to share what they saw in each direction. Though the form of the service is adapted now to UUCM’s larger numbers, we once again pause at the very threshold of the new year to look both ways as we cross into 2023. […]
Carols, candles, elegant evergreens, lovely music, brief poems and reflections, the passing of the light: Christmas Eve steeped in wonder, gentle joy, and your presence.
In this gentle and not-too-formal service we’ll sing, reflect, share joys and sorrows, and immerse ourselves in connection and the gifts of the moment.
A couple of millennia ago, as the story goes, three kings “traversed afar,” transfixed by the wonder of a grand celestial event. They took with them gifts for a baby who was houseless, born into a minority culture under a repressive regime. What gifts would you bring? What would the baby need to survive? To thrive?
Our annual December meditation service takes the form of a singing meditation circle this year – singing and silence, singing into silence, in a deepening rhythm. Whether you choose to sing, or hum, or let the sound wash over you, come, find stillness and wonder together at the center of the moment, and before the holiday rush takes hold. […]
We remind each other often that membership in this community is an unfolding journey. Joining officially is one meaningful and powerful moment in that journey, though it is neither the beginning nor the end of it. Those who’ve been members for a while eventually reach another kind of threshold that in effect invites them into re-membership. This Sunday, we celebrate all of it, welcoming UUCM’s newest members into this marvelous caravan. […]