- January 24: Teach Your Children Well: Raising Kids Unfundamentalist
Sometimes skeptical and progressive parents wonder how firm their foundations are for teaching kids about life, love, and morality (or they’re challenged by family and friends who fear that raising kids unfundamentalist is irresponsible). Interim Minister Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will explore the challenges and opportunities.
- January 17: Laboring under Illusions
Income inequality is a fact of life–the consistent presence of the poor is mentioned in Leviticus, which dates to the 7th century BCE, yet in every age there have arisen prophets who call societies to build a more equitable economic system. In the 20th century, the Unitarian Universalist Whitney Young ...
- January 10: Healing the Heart of Democracy
This past week, on January 6, a mob of several thousand people attacked the U.S. Capitol and disrupted the peaceful practice of democracy. Though order was restored within hours, the incident reminds us how fragile our systems are and how much we depend upon the good will of our fellow ...
- January 3: When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough
In a recent national study, the largest (and still growing) group among American spiritual seekers are those who respond to the question of religious affiliation with “None.” At the same time, the numbers of people who describe themselves as spiritual has grown. What do The Nones look for when they ...
- December 27: Burning Bowl
Led by Lay Minister Lee Cornell and Worship Assistant Leigh Harvey.
- December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (7 p.m.)
This is a service of song and story, celebrating mystery and wonder in Unitarian Universalist style. Interim Minister the Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will tell a story (no sermon), and we’ll sing the UU versions of favorite carols. This virtual candlelight service is a great way to soothe tired children ...
- December 21: Honoring the Dark, Welcoming the Light (7 p.m.)
Dim the lights, cozy up to the fire, and spend the Winter Solstice with Music Director, Amber Fetner and UUFA musicians. We will rest in the darkness of the longest night and celebrate the return of the sun through music, reflection, and community. Don’t forget to pick up your December ...
- December 20 : A Point of Repose
Winter Solstice is an astrological phenomenon, a point in time marking the longest night and shortest day for people in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere. It’s also traditionally a time of spiritual quiet, of germination, of dreaming. Interim Minister the Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will explore the turn towards darkness and rest ...
- Video (December 6): Chalica, a Principled Celebration!
Unitarian Universalists are boundlessly curious about the world’s religions and happily celebrate many winter holidays. Fifteen years ago, a group of young adult UU seminarians began to yearn aloud for a holiday celebration that would be our own thing, not to supplant or compete with the other joyous celebrations, but ...
- December 13: Stand Your Ground
Hanukkah is a holiday rooted in armed resistance, but there’s much more to the story including a lot that is relevant to our own era. Interim Minister the Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will tell in story and song the tale of the ancient Maccabean rebellion and the deeper meanings in ...