Speaker: Rev. Dr. Randy Partain

The Courage to Say No

Our theme this month is Courage. And one of the most courageous things some of us can do is say No. Many of us wind up saying Yes to things that don’t really serve us, and then we get frustrated or anxious about following through. … read more.

Ingathering 2022

Unitarian Universalists began celebrating Water Ceremony in the 1980s. Into our sacred space, participants traditionally bring water from a meaningful place. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith that is poured from many sources. This year, we also allow our water to symbolize … read more.

Indra’s Net: the Interdependent Web

What does it mean to be part of an interdependent web of existence? It might surprise you that the origin of the metaphor is Indra’s Net in Buddhist scriptures (in the Atharva Veda). Indra’s mythical web or net is limitless, and it has an infinite number of … read more.

Animal Blessing

We welcome a variety of species into worship as we take time to focus on our meaningful relationships with other animals in this special outdoor service. In many traditions, blessing someone or something imparts divine power or life.

Tend the Wound

We return to the wisdom of Valerie Kaur as we consider how to connect with people who act as our opponents. It begins with listening. “To listen to our opponents is to seek to understand them–not to change them, or persuade them, not to compromise … read more.

See No Stranger

What does it look like to be meaningful connected to others? Valerie Kaur suggests that we intentionally see everyone (and everything, really) as a part of ourselves that we are still getting to know. “Seeing no stranger begins in wonder. It is to look upon … read more.

Taming Your Shame Gremlin

Our summer theme is Connection. But something inside us often stands in the way of connection. That little voice that taunts us with fears that we are not good enough or worthy enough. We might call that little voice our shame gremlin. Maybe your shame gremlin … read more.

Memories of Abolition Day

Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more than 150 years, Black communities across the country have observed this holiday. Yet the work of true freedom remains before us. This Sunday, we lift up the voices of visionary, future-bending Black storytellers and consider how speculative fiction helps us live into the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.