Speaker: Rev. Larry Peers
This year, I just don’t feel that one resurrection is sufficient. Don’t we need to encourage one another to keep bouncing back, to keep unfolding and bringing forth what we can? Sure, it’s been an exhausting year. Yet, after reclining, I say—resurrect again and again.
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Bring a Quilt to Church Sunday
One of the women featured in Mary Catherine Bateson’s book, Composing a Life, proclaims about her life: “Even if on the surface it looks like some goofy quilt, it really does make sense.” Our lives can sometimes feel like grand … read more.
We know that as we compose our lives we hardly ever follow a linear, logical path. Perhaps our lives are more like improvisational jazz. We take bits and pieces of familiar music, and we rearrange them to create the life that we are. Often, we … read more.
In all the currents of our own lives and our present-day world, we seek an anchor. We can never steady the inevitable currents of change, but we can find ways to anchor ourselves. In this service, I’ll draw upon the deep and enduring wisdom of … read more.
In this year in which we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Universalism in America, we can trace the influence of this religious movement within our own UU story, but also the story of religion in America. On this Sunday, we’ll look at some of the … read more.
As World War II was winding down, people started to come to terms with all the real pain and emotional damage that had been done. Frank Scott (1899-1985), a Canadian poet and political activist, wrote a poem, “Villanelle for Our Time,” which contains these lines:
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In the song, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free,” is this memorable verse: “I wish I could do all the things I can do. Though I’m way overdue, I’d be startin’ anew.” As we launch this new year, we may … read more.
Nothing can keep us from celebrating our Christmas Candlelight service this year! Sure, we cannot gather together in our building—yet we WILL gather. Sure, we cannot hear our sanctuary fill with each other’s voices, but we WILL sing. Sure, we cannot pass candlelight from one … read more.
Several religious traditions teach us the power of stillness. Yet, for many of us, stillness seems ethereal and impractical. One author asks the question, “How different would the world look if people spent as much time listening to their conscience as they did to the … read more.