James Baldwin writes, 'Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.' Join Rev. Antonia and members of UUFCO as they share stories of what they've faced and the change it's brought to their lives and commitments.
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – the centerpiece of faith for many. The Easter story holds a mysterious power. But is Easter more than just a day? What happens when we think of resurrection as a verb? The choir sings at both services this morning.
This sermon explores how the role of ritual spiritually can enrich our stages of life and bring us into balance.
Many of us have felt the pain of losing someone to suicide yet we don’t often speak of it, mostly out of fear. Is silence the best way for us to deal with this ultimate act of despair? Can we find the courage to talk about it? Are there sources of wisdom and strength that can help and guide us? Join Rev. Antonia in holding space for this sacred exploration.
Principle #4 affirms the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We are living in a crossed up world where truth and lies, facts and falsehoods and especially fear are being traded for profit – and religion is caught in the middle of it all. As people of a liberal faith tradition, what are we called to in times like this? If we promote tolerance, what is asked of us now?
Exploring Native ways of life can lead to new understandings of solidarity and survival, allowing us to learn much from the wisdom of the original peoples of this land. In this sermon we’ll consider the wisdom gleaned from crossing boundaries into Native cultures.
When in doubt, find a metaphor! Rev. Antonia riffs on rivers as a favorite muse and spiritual guide in confusing times.
Risk is not only our theme in March, but is also highlighted on the cover our monthly "Soul Matters" packet. In our super hero styled culture, we think of risk in both individual and polorized terms -- either exhilarating or terrifying. What does it mean to be a community of risk? What do religion and risk have to do with each other? What's right for me?
For something a little different, Rev. Antonia and Music Director, Virlene Arnold and the choir team up to bring you a selection of significant songs in our Unitarian Universalist history and theology. Come, sing a song with us!
Guest Speaker: Richard Groves
The walls of many formal religious institutions in the West seem to be crumbling. We are too close to this event to see clearly what is emerging to take their place. However, there are clear indications that, as the American mystic Thomas Merton predicted, "Religion of the future will be mystical or won't be at all." In this talk, world religions professor Richard Groves helps us to consider three key elements that define the emerging spiritual-mystical phenomenon of our times: 1) A Return to Nature, 2) The Cry for Compassionate Justice and 3) Listening to the Wisdom of the Unconscious. The results will encourage, challenge and inspire you.