What does it mean to be a people of Belonging? To whom do we Belong in our lives?
Series: Sermons by Rev. Cyndi Simpson
Enjoy listening to podcasts of Rev. Cyndi Simpson’s sermons at Second Unitarian Church of Omaha!
In this service, we will learn about the most holy celebration in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which completes the ten High Holy Days that begin with Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. What can we learn, as Unitarian Universalists, from this sacred day?
What does it mean for us to be a congregation with expectations? What can and should we expect of ourselves and even more, of one another in this beloved community?
What would it mean for our congregation to be one of prophecy? It’s not about predicting the future, but something else altogether.
It can be hard not to see people so different from us as “the other.” “Othering” can be so hurtful and dangerous. Encountering others with a spirit of curiosity might be helpful!
What does it take for this religious community to bless the world? Perhaps it has something to do with a clear sense of purpose in our religious life together.
In our lives that can seem so broken and fragmented, where do we find wholeness, as individuals and as a community?
Today we are showing Brittney Packnett’s 2018 Ware Lecture. As a lead-in to that we wonder: how do those of us who are white people move forward on the path to anti-racism? Within ourselves and within our communities, including this Beloved Community?
Our view of money can be tainted by fear – of scarcity, of loss, of failure. Fear that we will lose “everything” and be sent to the “poorhouse,” on a wave of blame! What happens if we can see our community’s wealth as an abundance of love made manifest?
We are called to a ‘free and responsible search for truth and meaning.’ How can we live that as Unitarian Universalists? And how does this relate to our trust of one another?