Giving ourselves caring and good attention is necessary for our own souls. This attention is the basis of our care for all other beings.
Speaker: Rev. Cyndi Simpson
It may be that what we pay attention to is more important to our happiness than fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence. What do we pay attention to? And what do we pay attention to together?
Again we will share a remembrance of our beloved dead. Please bring pictures or mementoes of your beloveds – family, friends, creatures. We will build an altar, hear a story and re-connect with those who have gone before.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are, religiously, a people of Covenant. It is our Covenants that hold us together and create the central purpose of our lives in religious community.
What does it mean to be a people of Belonging? To whom do we Belong in our lives?
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?
In preparation for the Global Climate Strike on September 20th, I will speak of the climate crisis and what we are called to do as Unitarian Universalists.
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Sermon – House on Fire – Sep 15 2019 by Rev. Cyndi Simpson
Honoring a UU tradition, we will celebrate our ingathering with the sharing of our water from a place or places that were meaningful for you this summer, from Home to Away. Bring water from a source that matters to you in some way! And don’t … read more.
What does it mean to be creative in community, rather than as an individual? What supports our efforts to be creative and dynamic in building our Beloved Community? What gets in the way?