Rev. Cyndi Simpson

Ruby Bridges

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, we will learn about a hero of the Civil Rights Era who is still changing the world today in many powerful ways: Ruby Bridges.

Holy Darkness

Though often viewed negatively, Darkness can be experienced as both holy and sacred. We will explore Mystery as Holy Darkness in this contemplative worship service.

Chalica

Chalica is a winter holiday unique to Unitarian Universalism, celebrating and affirming our faith through our Seven Principles. We will explore Chalica as a holiday and hear thoughts on each of our Principles.

That Transcending Mystery and Wonder

What do our experiences of mystery and wonder have to tell us and teach us as religious people? Perhaps mystery is necessary for our human lives!

Cynefin – Our Place In the World

Today, we will give gratitude and share a Bread Communion in the Spirit of Cynefin, a Welsh word meaning ‘place’ or ‘habitat,’  – but really, so much more than that.

Leaving a Legacy

What are the legacies we receive? What are the legacies we hope to give? With a story from WWII, we will reflect on our legacy for ourselves and as a religious community.

Our Beloved Dead

In keeping with the practices of faiths and cultures worldwide, we will observe a remembrance of our beloved dead. Please bring pictures and/or mementos of those dear to you who have passed – family, friends, animals. We will build an altar and reflect on our memories.

Faith Floods the Desert

Today, Cyndi will share the deeper story, the heart, of her trip to Arizona to leave water for migrants in the vast Sonoran desert of southern Arizona. What happens to the migrants who cross this deadly area? What happened to those who came to participate in this civil disobedience?

The Doctrine of Discovery

Today, in reflection on Columbus Day, we consider the religious doctrine that fueled much of the European conquest of the western Hemisphere. And we will consider what responses might be appropriate and helpful for us as citizens of this hemisphere and as Unitarian Universalists.

We Are Sanctuary

What does it mean to be a people of Sanctuary in this congregation? We will explore this in a basic sense, in the context of National Coming Out Day, and in the challenge it presents to us!