Welcoming Congregation History Service (11/18/18)

Four members of the congregation speak about the history and legacy of UUCSS’s journey as a Welcoming Congregation, a church intentionally open to the participation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. This service from November 18, 2018, was part of a series celebrating the 65th anniversary of the congregation. Jo Paoletti- Welcoming Kevin Drewery…

Resolve (1/6/19)

This homily was preached on January 6, 2019, as part of the multigenerational Fire Celebration service to mark the new year. Happy new year! Let us rejoice and be glad in this day, this moment, this year of promise. Let us marvel at a sky full of stars at night and of one particular star…

Winter Solstice (12/23/18)

The moment of the Winter Solstice is rich in direct experience, mythic stories, and layers of meaning and tradition. Of all of the gifts we can receive by observing the Winter Solstice, there are three in particular that are calling out to me this year: Reflection, Resilience, and Rejoicing.

Winds Be Still (10/21/18)

When we are overwhelmed by the world and are not sure what to do, let us start where we are. Where we are is rooted in the here and now, in a network of living relationships with people and plants and beings all around us. When we are preoccupied with the forces of death and destruction, we can reframe by reconnecting with the forces that create and uphold life.

Be Here Now: Spirituality and Distraction

Mindfulness, being fully present in the moment, sounds simple.  Simple is different than easy. There are a few approaches that may help us get closer to mindfulness.  We explore together where we are, when we are, and how we are.

Interim Minister Rev. Lyn Cox

The Book of Life

As our Jewish neighbors get ready to observe Yom Kippur, we may be inspired to take stock of our own spiritual lives and of the responsibilities we have for each other.  Certain practices can help us to strengthen ourselves and our congregation.  Return to sources of strength and resilience.  Maintain a spiritual practice.  Connect with and care for the divinity in each other.

Interim Minister Rev. Lyn Cox

The Living Well

We draw from the living well of this community and tradition, and we give back to this living well through the inspiration and love we share.

Interim Minister Rev. Lyn Cox

Labor and Delivery

Labor Day started as a way to honor those whose work made this country’s economy strong at the turn of the 19th century. Since then the labor force American labor force has changed. So how should we honor those who labor now?