As the word “liberal” implies, religious liberalism asserts the centrality of freedom in how we relate to one another, our institutions, and the search for a good life. James Luther Adams and Toni Morrison are our guides as we look at how that really plays out in daily life. Music: Orlando Castro, guitar
Speaker: Jane Chronis
ALL CHURCH PICNIC TODAY AFTER THE SERVICE!
Together we celebrate the fruits of the harvest today, in preparation for Lammas or Lughnasadh, the Celtic holiday (August 1) when we give thanks for plans that have come to fruition and recognize the gifts that we receive and give. In a ritual of gratitude and promise, we will share the Lammas bread. Special Music: Veronika Agranov Dafoe, piano
What gives our lives meaning? As scriptures have been toppled from their heights of infallibility, and the doctrine of special creation has given way to natural selection, the old answers have stopped working. But the need for meaning has not diminished. So what does meaning mean for questioning, doubting people like us? Music: Nicholas Dold, pianist
As religious denominations in the United States, both Unitarianism and Universalism are more than 200 years old. How did we get from then to now? What were the defining moments and movements in our denomination? Rev. Lucy will share her top five (or maybe more) defining moments in UU history. Music: Veronika Agranov Dafoe
Our annual remembrance service is a good place to put Frank Ostaseski’s invitations to the test. They arose out of his experiences of working with people close to death and grieving them. What rest can we find in the middle of that most invasive experience, loss? Your mementos and photos of loved ones are welcome to our altar. Music: Jim Stevens guitar