Beginning Again in Love
Sunday October 20, 10:30am
Worship Leader:Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate:Carrie Cooper
Music:Leeza Beriyeva and Desert Chorale
Rev. Nancy McDonald-Ladd's book, After the Good News: Progressive Religion beyond Optimism, makes a case for Unitarian Universalism to adopt atonement practices. What would a theology of forgiveness rooted in Unitarian Universalism be like? How would we practice that theology?
This Sunday is a Share the Plate Sunday:
This Weeks Recipient isBlack Lives UU which expands the power and capacity of Black UUs within our faith, providing resources and support.
Share the Plate is an ongoing social justice activity of this church. Once a month, we share half of all non-pledge income in the offertory basket with a local nonprofit whose mission puts into action one or more of our Principles. Since its implementation, Share the Plate has increased congregants’ awareness of local efforts to improve our community as well as provide them information on how to help. As the name implies, Share the Plate is always split 50-50 between the local charity and our own church.
Connecting With the Ancestors
Sunday October 27, 10:30am
Worship Leader:Rev. Karla Stone Brockie
Worship Associate:Brian Moon
Grief and loss is a complicated journey that follows many paths, with unexpected challenges and gifts. Rev. Karla Stone Brockie is a community minister affiliated with this congregation.
Acoustic Worship: Heart Space
Thursday, October 24 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Holland
There is a center in the body where love and spirit are joined, and that center is heart. It is your heart that aches or fills with love, that feels compassion and trust, and that seems empty or overflowing. In our first experimental "Acoustic Worship" this year, we will explore ways that our hearts can fill when we practice intentional loving kindness with each other. "Unconditional love is not so much about how we receive and endure each other, as it is about the deep vow to never, under any condition, stop bringing the flawed truth of who we are to each other" (Mark Nepo). We hope to see your whole self there.
5:30pm --Goddard opens for anyone who wants to eat dinner together.
6:00pm --service begins
6:45pm --bring some potluck light snacks for socializing and a deeper discussion of the worship topic. We'll bring out the fire pit!