"The Only Problem to Solve"
Rev. Cat Cox, Guest Speaker
Whatever challenges exist in our families, community life and the larger world, there is really only one problem to solve: the problem of how we solve problems! Discover the spiritually grounded, covenant-based way of working with different perspectives and strong feelings that opens up solutions that strengthen and unify a community.
Rev. Cat Cox is a UU minister and a consultant to UUFCO leadership
It's Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, one week before we usher in a new era in the not-so United States. This month's theme is 'prophecy.' Despite a long history of racism, somehow the US has avoided its own version of Al Qaeda. What might the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X teach us about disenfranchisement and fundamentalism as we look to the future? What is a prophetic response to extremism?
"Lessons from the Camino"
Lay-led by Grace Kennedy, Wendy Howard, Bob Barber, Max Merrill
The Camino is a collection of sacred pilgrimage routes through France, Spain and Portugal. What meaning could this walk have for us today? Join four UUFCO members who walked part of the Camino through Portugal and Spain. How were they changed or were they changed? How many lessons learned in walking translate into a spiritual practice for all of us?
Sunday, December 25 at 10:30am:
"Pregnant Pause: What Are You Birthing?"
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day provides a window of pause: the holidays behind, the new year ahead. Let's enjoy this pause together in a slightly more casual service, and explore where our growing edges may be in the coming months. This isn't about making New Year's resolutions, but rather discerning where our own growth and evolution are moving in us.
Sunday, December 18 at 10:30am:
"Would you like to hold the baby"
"Would you like to hold the baby?"- a Christmas Pageant that revisits the timeless story of Mary and Joseph, the Kings and the Shepherds, with the addition of a new character - a young stable girl. As Mary invites the girl to hold her baby, so we are invited to embrace the deepest meaning Christmas holds for each one of us.