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.
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.
Creating Altars of Justice. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees.This Sunday we are delighted to welcome the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lancaster who will be worshiping with us. Together we will explore creating sacred spaces for ourselves and our families and how to carry that work into the world to create altars of justice.
Rising to the Occasion. Rev. Sage Olnick, our Community Affiliated Minister, leads us in this morning’s service. Covid19 has required us to make many changes and sacrifices. This Sunday we will consider how we each have risen to the occasion and honored our commitment to the interdependent web of which we are a part. We will do so in song, reflection, and ritual.”
Breakthrough: The Practice of Feeling Pain. May 24, 2020 at 10:30 am. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees.
Barbara Brown Taylor describes the spiritual practice of feeling pain as a breakthrough. This morning we’ll explore the ways that pain can move us toward the edge, the edge of new meaning and new ways of thinking. Today’s collection will be our monthly share-the-plate to benefit Olivet Boys and Girls Clubs.
Blessing of the Animals. May 17, 2020 at 10:30 am. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Since worshiping online, our community has had the delight of seeing each other’s animal companions on screen. So how better to acknowledge the importance of and special relationships with them than with a blessing. Our service will include a visual presentation of our pets and a blessing. The Spring Congregational Meeting will follow the worship service.
This Sunday: Creating Beauty in Community. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
This morning we explore the ways we can create beauty in community from what we already have – from empty lots, thorn bushes, and a little bit of faith.
This Sunday: Lean on Me. Our youth group will explore what it means to feel supportive and support others in their annual youth led service, Lean on Me. Bring some paper, markers, scissors, glue or tape and get ready for an interactive worship experience.
This Sunday: The Liberation of Letting Go – Worship Online Via Zoom. Ebee Bromley, Matthew Owen, Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. The work of liberation is just that, work. Right? Yes, and no. Sometimes learning to let go – of a bad mood, a grudge, an addiction – can be just the thing we need to realize justice, truth, and freedom.
Liberating Earth – Worship Online Via Zoom. Apr 19, 2020 – 10:30 am Ebee Bromley, Jake Sewall, Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Join us for a celebration of Earth Day and a call to sacred activism.