I first heard Kate and Justin Miner’s “Tomorrow” in the first days of UU wide collegial collaboration, in that mid March time when we were first trying to swim in this COVID shut down era. I was grateful to Rev Teresa Soto for sharing the … read more.
Month: June 2020
For many normally this season is filled with summer blockbusters. I love a good summer blockbuster. A fantasy or sci-fi or good old Superhero tale helps me stretch my imagination – suspend my disbelief muscles – and dream.
Last week I attended the General Assembly of … read more.
Sunday Morning Worship at GA at 10 AM. Benjie Messer, Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Rev. Mykal Slack. Join in the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This service will stream on uua.org/ga Sunday at 10 am. Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT, is worship leader and will deliver the sermon. Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack is co-worship leader. He is currently the Community Minister for Worship and Spiritual Care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism and a co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective. Benjie Messer who serves at the UU Congregation of Phoenix and has just completed the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Program is the music director.
Over the summer, our minister, Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, will be taking vacation and study leave time. During that time, she will be responding to pastoral emergencies (deaths, serious illnesses, and crises). For non-emergency pastoral news (a birth, celebration, or struggle), please contact the Caring … read more.
Our congregation’s ADORE group (A Dialog On Race and Ethnicity) invites you to a virtual space on Sunday, July 5 from 11:45-12:45 PM via GoogleMeet. We encourage all participants to share and learn, we will specifically discuss the movement led by the#ShutDownBerks Coalition to close the Berks Family Detention … read more.
Practicing Compassion. Poncho Peña, Longtime member & guitarist, and Ebee Bromley, director of religious education & music leads us in this morning’s service. Quarantine has required a new level of compassion for ourselves and others. Compassion is not just a matter of niceness and thoughtful feelings. It’s a deeper type of feeling that drives us to action. This Sunday we will consider how we practice compassion for those who fail us.
We are evaluating having a Kauffman Chicken BBQ fundraiser in late August/early September. These kinds of fundraisers only work if we have enough volunteers, because the minimum order is 400 dinners (with a $4-5 profit on each dinner). We will need people to :
sell dinner … read more.
With sadness, I’m writing to share the news that our beloved member Ruthie Epler died early Wednesday morning.
Ruthie was a long-time and active church member (54 years!). At church, she is remembered for her dedication to the building and worship committees. She was a teacher, feminist, and LGBTQ activist who loved science and nature.
Plans for a … read more.
Sacred Acts of Justice & Compassion. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Join us this Sunday as we reflect together on our individual and collective acts of justice and compassion. Hear from Pat Uribe-Licthty about our rainbow flag, which we are flying and dedicating. Hear from James Mannix, youth, about the Black Lives Matter march in City Park. Hear from Cesar Martinez-Garza about academia and Black Lives Matter. Hear from Jim Beidler about how our financial gifts advance justice. You’ll also hear from Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees on other sacred acts of justice, and Susan Pena will be providing piano music to hold our time.