Month: February 2021

Univoice Weekly

Beloved Community and Acceptance – Interdependent Imperfections. Rev. Sage Olnick.
None of us are perfect. We all come with imperfections, growing edges, regrets, hopes, and dreams. Beloved community does not require us to be perfect. It requires us to live in our truth, to embrace the truth about ourselves, and to join each other in our perfectly imperfect lives. Join us this Sunday to learn and explore more.

commitment is. . .

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

in my head

the very definition

of commitment

is a certain willfulness

a hard core determination

that come hell or high water

i will do whatever it takes to

make it happen

see it through

get the job done

fight the good fight

unto death until

i surrender to life 

offering what i truly … read more.

Counting on Commitments

Commitment means that we act on what we value and hold important.

It’s easy to forget how we act sometimes. One way we can store our commitments is to name them. Name your commitments by drawing them or say them outloud, maybe share … read more.

Univoice Weekly

Beloved Community and Conflict – Conflict is What We Signed Up For – Rev. Sage Olnick. Conflict is part of our personal, professional and congregational lives. Avoiding it is unfair to everyone. This Sunday we will explore how conflict is part of the rich soil in which Beloved Community grows. 

Shut Down Berks Vigil & Honk-In

Sunday, February 28, 3:30-4:30pm

Brief vigil at 3:30 pm across from the detention center

1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA

Led by Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Rev. Sandy Strauss

(park in side lot next to the Berksheim; vigil participants invited to join honk-in)

Honk-in—meet at 3:45 pm in side parking lot … read more.

Univoice Weekly

Side with Love. RE Team, Side With Love, UUA. Each week in RE hangout we light our chalice with these words:

“We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism for this is a church of open minds, helping hands and loving hearts, together we care for the earth and work for friendship and peace in our world.

Univoice Weekly

Beloved Community and Creative Rage – Anger is a Main Ingredient for Justice. Rev. Sage Olnick. Feminist Sharon Welch wrote,  “We need to learn that failure to develop the strength to remain angry, in order to continually love and therefore to resist, is to die.” This Sunday we will explore anger and creative rage as sources of wisdom to do the hard work of justice.  

Join us for Beloved Conversations Virtual

Registration for Spring Term 2021: February 1 – 26, 2021

Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. In Beloved Conversations, we are here to heal the impact … read more.