Presence

October 18, 2015

Presence, awareness, being here and now instead of in the past of future is the goal of dozens of spiritual practices. This service explores the power, simplicity, and difficulty of being present in a complex world.

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Cheap Wisdom

October 11, 2015

What is wisdom? How is it attained? How do you know if you get it right?

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Best Wishes

October 4, 2015

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week we will explore the spiritual discipline of Blessing, well-wishing out loud, the power of focused attention.

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Balancing Act

September 20, 2015
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Healing the Trauma of Privilege and Oppression

September 6, 2015
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The Better Angels of Our Nature

August 30, 2015

Lincoln’s words of 1863 called the nation to hold up what is right over and above what is easy, politic, or convenient. Perhaps this question is always relevant, yet our times seem particularly plagued by the temptation for easy answers or avoiding the harder choices.

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Growing Our Souls

August 23, 2015

 Finding the practices that allow us respect and embrace each other as well as a home in our souls.

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A Black Lives Matter Unitarian Universalist Theology

August 16, 2015

Racial justice work has long been a part of our Universalist and Unitarian traditions--and so has silence in the face of tyranny. In an upbeat, passionate service, Kenny invites First Unitarian to reflect with him on the importance of theological grounding and inspiration in 'Black Lives Matter' UU activism.

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Spirit Calling

August 9, 2015

Spirit has vast and varied presence throughout different world traditions. Spirit appears as breath, animation, the movement of God in our world, the feeling of being most awake and alive, and has even been referred to as the “wild goose” in Celtic Christianity. Spirit of Life is one of our beloved hymns in Unitarian Universalism, but what is this Spirit we are singing about? This service will be an exploration of the understanding and movement of Spirit in Unitarians Universalism, as told through stories from this summer.

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Busy Being Born

August 2, 2015

The text for our guest speaker's sermon is a line from a Bob Dylan song: "You are either busy being born, or you're busy dying," which are we? There are fewer Unitarian Universalists today than there were one hundred years ago. Growth (intellectual, spiritual, and ethical) is integral to our way of religion, and essential to our future.  Why should we grow?

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