An Egg in the Hand

These days, some students learn to practice the realities of parenting by tending to fancy simulator babies for a time. Earlier, a lower tech teaching tool reigned: students were handed an egg or a hollow eggshell and asked to keep it with them and to keep it whole and safe for somewhere between two days and two weeks. Results varied.  

This Sunday, the morning after our lively stewardship kick-off dinner, we consider the precious egg in our own hands. […]

To Be Loved as to Love

The Enneagram 2-ness in us (The Helper, the Altruist, The Lover) is the part of us that longs to be loved, and loved for exactly who we are. This can be the part of us that is most genuinely and generously helpful to other people or, sometimes, the part of us that is most highly invested in seeing ourselves as helpful. In our pursuit of justice and equity – and in so many other areas of our lives – we and those around us benefit when we’re able to know and notice the difference.  […]

To Claim a Life of Joy and Justice

Lest we imagine that claiming joy, investing in equity, and fortifying justice are someone else’s journeys, we’ll pick up and follow some of the threads woven through last Sunday’s service, maybe even leading to the center of our own hearts. Come, consider ways to nurture our own particular blends of presence, peace, and resilience, as we bring our unique voices to the choir that longs for a world more compassionate, sustainable, and just.  […]

Joy Unspeakable

JOY! Yes, joy… perhaps not where you would expect us to begin this month’s theme Exploring the Gifts of Justice and Equity. Join us this Sunday as we weave together a service of music, poetry and prose that invites us to glimpse how “joy unspeakable” has sustained Black people in America through suffering and survival. Therein lies an invitation to contemplate how Unitarian Universalist joy allows us to fulfill our mission to create a world more compassionate, sustainable and just. […]

Masking Tapes: The You Beneath What You Do

This next in Rev. Kevin’s series of Enneagram-rooted services invites us to explore the 3-ness in each of us, and the tendency to base our value in what we do or how we appear. Rooted in affirming the inherent worth and dignity of each person, we’ll consider our own value, and let the journey inform our final choice of our word for the year. […]

Failing Forward: Shining with Integrity

The One-ness in us, according to Enneagram wisdom, latches on to our desire to be good, to live up to high ethical standards, and to influence the world around us for the better. It’s a lot to take on. This Sunday, still in the season of New Years resolutions, can we loosen our grip on our resolutions, and find a liberating way to hang on to the intuitive urges beneath our resolve? […]

Love Can Be a Driving Force for Positive Change in the World

January 7, 2024: This service is a joyful and inclusive gathering that explores the power of love to liberate hearts and minds. It acknowledges the diverse beliefs, needs, and ways of seeing the world of its participants while emphasizing the common values of love, compassion, and justice. […]

Christmas Eve by Candlelight

December 24, 2023: We’ll gather on this special evening to share age-old songs and readings as we reflect on the message of Christmas for our times. We’ll conclude our time together with the annual ritual of passing the light from one to all as we sing together. […]

The Christmas Story

December 24, 2023: Join us for this engaging and hands-on retelling of the Christmas story where we’ll get a chance to take part in a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Pageant. Will you choose to be one of the three kings? A cow in the manger? Or just enjoy the proceedings and lend your voice to the songs? […]

Faith in Mystery

December 17, 2023: Often, faith is not something we as Unitarian Universalists recognize as part of our religious experience. This Sunday, we’ll ask each other about our relationships to faith—times that we put our trust in the mysterious and unprovable—and explore what faith can feel and look like for us. […]