The Wonder of Creation (5-12-2019)

Has anyone here ever made something? What are some things you have made? Cake? Lego sculptures? Paintings? Paper bag puppets? What else? For those who have created things, was there ever a time when your creation didn’t turn out the way you wanted? Was there a time when the materials didn’t work, or you forgot…

Earth My Body

Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of which we are a part. Following up on last week’s Earth Day service, we remember that the concept of the interdependent web is not limited to caring for the planet. Our cosmology, our whole understanding about how the spiritual and physical universe works, is based on connections, and on cause and…

Love Remembers (4-21-2019)

I don’t know if the stories about Jesus being alive again happened exactly that way. I believe it’s true that his friends felt his impact, they could feel how he had changed their lives, when they were together after his death. I believe it’s true that he lived on in his friends when they did…

Weaving Hope (4.14.2019)

Some years ago, at an all-ages UU retreat, I was introduced to the spiritual practice of basket weaving. I thought it would be an easy break in between the workshop on Paul’s letters and our hike in the woods. People from age eight to eighty sat around the table with various kinds of ribbon, natural and artificial reeds, and coils of rush…

Stardust (4.7.2019)

The story of the universe’s origins fill me with awe and wonder. How about you? In particular today, the scientific story of the universe leads me to reflect on time and change, awe and wonder. In this morning’s story, we talked about what happened between the first few seconds of the universe to eight and a half billion years later with the…

In motion (3.31.2019)

Unitarian Universalism is an active faith. It requires something of every participant. We come together to care for each other and the world. Describing a congregation or the Unitarian Universalist movement as a whole can be difficult, because we don’t have a rock-solid, unchangeable creed. It’s a different way of thinking of religion than many people are accustomed to. What draws us…

Balance (3.17.2019)

The Spring Equinox is the time when daylight and darkness are balanced, right on the edge between winter and spring. It is a good time of year to think about other kinds of balance in our lives. There are at least three ways I can think of to maintain balance. I can demonstrate the first…

From Color Blind to Color Brave – Reflections (3.10.2019)

Removing Rose-Colored Glasses/ Al Nathan and Charles Alexander Charles – Hello all.My name is Charles, and this is my brother from a lighter mother, Al Nathan. In January, Al, Catherine, and I had the chance to attend the New Day Rising Conference held at the Unitarian Church of Fairfax.  New Day Rising was born out of the need to help your UU…

Open The Door (3.3.2019)

As we creep closer and closer to Spring, I’m happy for the extra hours of daylight, the random deceptively warm days where you can open your windows and the emergence of green, but I will tell you what I miss about the winter. That’s right. The baked goods. I think there is a cookie gene…