Prompted by the theme of 'embodiment,' Rev. Antonia explores the concept of craft as a spiritual practice and expression of human dignity, and the value of craft in our day and age.
Wishes do come true! But sometimes it takes a little more than tossing a penny in a well. This morning will be a multi-generational service led by our candidate for settled ministry, Rev. Scott Rudolph with special guest musician David Roth.
Come join us this Sunday and hear the first of two sermons from our ministerial candidate, Rev. Scott Rudolph. Rev. Scott will speak this Sunday and again on May 7. Help us welcome our candidate who has traveled from the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be with us these two Sundays. A letter to the congregation from Rev. Scott is posted on the UUFCO website. It includes a link to his website, which gives additional information about his background and current congregation.
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.