As we move toward the winter holidays, we enter what has been, since most ancient times, the season of expectation and preparation. This morning we reflect on what it is we are waiting for. What are we preparing for? This Sunday is also the first Sunday of Advent, and we will honor Advent, UU style, by lighting the first of five candles, a purple one, for hope.
Month: November 2021
Join us on Monday December 6th, @ 7:00pm. Contact Nadine Smet-Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-333-4015) for further information or to receive the zoom link for these gatherings.
This month our collective focus at UUBerks is exploring ways in which our times call us to “Open to Joy.”
Certainly the music of this month often resounds with Joy. A lot of songs tell us to be joyful “Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice Greatly!” Handel wrote. He … read more.
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Mark your calendars for our winter congregational meeting to be held on December 12th following service. This meeting will be multi platform for members in person and via zoom. The Board of Directors encourages your participation. These semi-annual meetings strengthens our covenant together
Zoom participation will … read more.
From Sandra’s Study by Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is … read more.
December 12th at 7pm
December’s ADORE Listening Cafe will focus on the problem of homelessness and housing insecurity in communities of color. This is a chronic problem in several communities of color and must be addressed. Join us for a thoughtful discussion on how these problems … read more.
Join us for the beautiful, seasonal piano playing of Tracy Blunt. Let your worries calm with stillness and peaceful music. Saturday, December 4th, 6-7 pm in the Sanctuary(This event will require vaccination and social distancing.)
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We are having our third meetup at Angora Orchard on Nov 21st from 1:30 to 2:30 and would love you to attend! Please signup at the link below so we know how many we will be. Signup closes 11/20 by midnight.
Join Rev Sage Olnick, UU Berk’s Affiliate Community Minister, to consider how telling the truth about the past can help us live into our future. When we look to the past with open minds and hearts in search of truth, we can find hope for the future.