Most humans are notoriously resistant to change. But as we prepare to reopen and move towards our ‘new normal’ we will encounter change both within and beyond our congregation. In this service, Reverend Nica’s last before her summer break, we explore ways to ride, rather than resist, the waves of change. How might we embrace change as we envision and co-create our new normal.
Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
This Independence Day, a week after our annual UU General Assembly, Rev Nica and Chalice members share stories about what’s going on in our wider faith tradition. Join us to start your July 4th holiday in a spiritually grounded way.
We were going to advocate for Juneteenth to become a national holiday this Sunday. But since this became law on June 17th, we now get to celebrate Juneteenth and learn more about its history and significance. How might we, as Unitarian Universalists, live our values by deepening our commitment to racial justice and equity. Reverend Nica and Ayanna Gaines will share their thoughts. Join us also to honor our fathers this Father’s Day.
As things start opening up and we return to life in a more normal way, we explore the importance of grieving what we’ve lost and assessing what we’ve learned. In this way we can make room for our new reality. In this service we get to reflect on our lessons of the last year and how we might build a new future informed by our learning.
French author Marcel Proust said “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” Since our memories hold the stories of our lives, mysteries surround what we do and do not remember. Join us as we look at the precious gift of memory, our fears about losing it, and our hopes for holding onto it as long as possible.
The stories we tell ourselves shape our lives. Whether we repeatedly relive the stories from our past in our minds or actions, or we allow them to determine our future, these stories shape who we are in the present. They determine what we think of ourselves, how we show up, and who we can become. Join us to explore the cultural, personal and ancestral stories we tell ourselves, so we might become more aware of their impact in our lives.
As part of the interfaith climate action week and to celebrate Earth Day, we focus on our sacred ground, the soil that nourishes us, the earth that holds us and the food that comes from our earth. Join us as we learn what we can do as individuals and as a congregation to support the flourishing of our beautiful planet, and protect our future.
In spring of 1961, Unitarianism and Universalism merged to become one religion. Today we celebrate Unitarian Universalism’s 60th anniversary by honoring our history and seeing how we’ve evolved as one faith over the last 60 years.
As we begin our month exploring the theme of ‘Becoming’, we celebrate a Unitarian Universalist interpretation of the Easter story. Jesus taught us to become who we are born to be, by fearlessly living his values and his message of love. How can we become all we are born to be? Today’s service will be broadcast from our Sanctuary.
Today’s service is inspired by the writing on the walls of our sanctuary. It’s been a whole year since we’ve seen those words in person, but the words are still there, holding our space. What does it mean that we’ve put those words in writing? Does writing down our intentions, values and mission deepen our commitment to them? Join us in exploring the power of the written word.