September 22. Loved into Loving (Rev. Abbey Tennis)
From our births, people have 'smiled us into smiling, sung us into singing, and loved us into loving,' we are told by Mr. Rogers. Yet we also know that poverty begets poverty and trauma begets trauma. How can we find, and build, the kind of community that creates more joy, music, love, and justice into the world?
September 29. Alone in the Crowd (Rev. Abbey Tennis)
Each of us has, at one point, been surrounded by people yet still felt utterly alone. Where can we find deep belonging in a world plagued by lonliness?
September 15. Off the Pedestal: Reconciling Relationships in Beloved Community (Hannah Capaldi)
The Beloved Community is built on redemption and reconciliation. The Beloved Community is for everyone, even those that have harmed us or done wrong by us. How do we, as people of faith, stay in relationship with those we would prefer to cast out? In today's culture of calling out and canceling, what does the Beloved Community look like?
September 8. Water Communion: Groundwater of Being (Rev. Abbey Tennis)
Sometimes it feels like our well has run dry. How can we refill our souls when we're running on empty? In this ingathering Sunday, we return to our Sanctuary and 11:00AM service time to celebrate our annual intergenerational Water Communion service. Don't forget to bring a small amount of water from a place that is meaningful to you for our ritual!
September 1. Improv as Spiritual Practice: Making It up as We Go (David O'Connor)
The rules that govern good improv play are worth exploring as a way to live in community with others. Let's play together and see what sticks!
August 25. Blessing of the Animals (Rev. Abbey Tennis)
Bring your (well-behaved and/or crated) pets to receive a blessing in this intergenerational service celebrating our relationships to the non-human community of life. Pictures of shy or departed pets, stuffed animals, or other symbolic animals are invited to receive a blessing too!
August 18. Are People Good? (Phaedra Tinder)
How do we square a desire to see the best in others with the harms we know people are capable of? What does "being a good person" even mean? This week we consider this tension and try to imagine what living with it might look like in practice.