As children (and I) contemplate the mystery of Santa Claus, lets take a look at Mystery in the larger since. Why are we compelled to consider mystery in the first place and why does knowing that I don’t know things make me feel all gushy and religious-like?… more

The Spiritual Importance of Creating Beauty

Kris Bear, AUUC Worship team member, will have the craft supplies out for circle worship. We will honor our need for the dignity of rest and beauty, and decorate our places for the holidays ahead.… more

You are Going to Love this Book!

I invite everyone to bring a favorite book to church today, to swap out. I just love books and when I find one I particularly love, it is so much fun to share that love with another person who loves it as well. Today I will talk about some of the books I have loved. There will be a book swap and I will invite you to talk about the books you loved and why.… more

the Theology of Fear

The macabre, fear factor, scary movies, Halloween, zombies, vampires,— there seems to be no end to the ways people invent to scare themselves and each other. It is estimated that Americans spend 10.6 billion dollars on Halloween each year, what is the attraction? Why the obsession?… more

Guest in the Pulpit: Paula Goldman: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Unitarian minister and abolitionist, Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the first African American regiment to fight for the Union in the Civil War. He has been referred to as The Magnificent Activist for his life efforts for women’s rights, religious freedom and more. What does his life and work mean for us today?… more

UU Heritage New Member Service

What is the connection between the finale of the Guest at Your Table campaign and the new member service (both will be included in this service—true but not what I was looking for)? Answer—UU Heritage.… more

Indigenous People’s Day

Today we will forego the usual celebration of the explorer Columbus to remember the exploitation of the indigenous victims of the doctrine of Manifest Destiny.… more

Happy Anniversary Thurgood Marshall

On Oct 2, 1967 Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African American associate Justice to the Supreme Court. Today, I will explore that decision, its legacy and relation to the present day.… more