Month: January 2021

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Using Our Imagination to Make Social Change. Rev. Sage Olnick.
Paul Rogat Loeb wrote, “Those who make us believe that anything’s possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances.” This Sunday we will explore how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change and the wise ones who imagined it into reality

Shut Down Berks Vigil

January’s vigil outside the Berks family prison will be hosted by Sunrise Berks. Join us in solidarity with the families from 2-3pm on Saturday, 1/30! All are welcome to this outdoor gathering. Be prepared: wear your mask and bring your flags and posters. We will socially distance! FYI: Parking is available at the buildings across … Continue reading Shut Down Berks Vigil

Contemplative Companions -Feb 2021

Join us on Monday February 1st, @ 7:00pm when gather together to welcome Beloved Community. . . . Contact Jane Rohrbach ( or Nadine Smet-Weiss ( or 484-333-4015) for further information; contact Nadine to receive the zoom link for this gathering.

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by nadine j. smet-weiss, spiritual director live the dream beloved community as daily practice doing rising from the heart   of being inspired and inspiring human wholeness

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Using Our Imagination in the Service of Connection. Rev. Sage Olnick. In her famous poem, Wild Geese, Mary Oliver proclaims, “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination…”. This Sunday we will consider how to Use Our Imagination in the Service of Connection. 

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Remembering the Future. In Rev Theresa I Soto’s poem. “Remembering the Future,” they write “Can we develop the skill of remembering the future? Can we commit to build the community that will extend into a time that we only know by memory because it will outlast us? Memorize the compass points of the day yet to come: the truth, the love, the fire, the endless yes of the horizon. Shake the scales from your imagination: Reach. Stretch. Rise. There is no more time for pretending that everything can be all right without your care, without your attention…”
Join us on this MLK Sunday to let our music ‘shake the scales from your imagination: Reach. Stretch. Rise.”

Growing Anti-Racist UU’s

Growing Anti-Racist UU’s is a new curriculum created by the UU congregation in Charlottesville with partnership from a credentialed religious educator. The first series of 8 lessons we will be teaching help children in grades K-2 and 3-5 engage with racial justice and anti-bias learning in an age-appropriate way, through stories, crafts, activities, and discussions–all … Continue reading Growing Anti-Racist UU’s

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Using Our Imagination to Free Ourselves. Rev. Sage Olnick. The spiritual theme for the month of January is Imagination. In The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life, Thomas Moore said, “We tend to consider imagination too lightly, forgetting that the life we make, for ourselves individually and for the world as a whole, is shaped and limited only by the perimeters of our imagination.” This Sunday we will explore the notion of Using Our Imagination to Free Ourselves.

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The Years of Repair. Jane Palmer. For too long, our world has been crowded with terrible things and our energies focused on survival. Now we stand at the beginning of what could be a vast reimagining of what’s possible, but it’s not easy to think big with a scarcity mindset. Let’s stretch ourselves to create a shared vision of the world we want — one of healing and abundance, equity and grace — not just what we don’t want.