Spirit of Water. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Join us this morning for a uniquely UU ritual, the Water Communion. We will gather the waters of our lives and honor the deep symbolism of water to renew and restore us. Please bring a small bowl and a pitcher or cup with a bit of water in it.
Harvesting the Power of “We”. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Spiritual community is a place to show up, belong, lament, renew commitments, keep hope alive, celebrate, and make meaning of our lives amid uncertainty and tumult. This morning we’ll strive to “harvest the power” of our UU community at this moment in our nation and the world following the shooting of Jacob Blake and the protests in Kenosha and amid the ongoing pandemic and upcoming national election.
Blessing Our Devices. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. As we move into the Fall, some of us are returning to school in person, others are learning online. Some are working from home, others in an office or in person environment, and still others are retired or unemployed. But all of us are carrying things with us through our days – whether virtually or in a backpack or carry bag. This morning we’ll get a peak into what some of our church families carry – and bless our devices for the coming season.
Matthew Owen. How might we not just avoid but in fact tear down “idolatries of the mind and spirit,” in this time of great social upheaval and crying out for justice?
Weekly News for the week of:
August 9, 2020
The Virtue of Reverence
August 9, 2020 at 10:30 am
Rev. Sage Olnick
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Floating in a Time of Collective Trauma. Lauren Fritz. What a unique time we find ourselves navigating. We’ll look at understanding the effects that this time has on our individual and collective psyches. We’ll then learn how to embrace the concept of adaptive floating when facing the unknowns in our paths.
Learning how to live from those who are dying. Rev. Sage Olnick. This Sunday Rev Sage will explore how her Community Ministry as a hospice chaplain inspires and deepens a Unitarian Universalist identity.
Sunday Service Hosted by UU Lancaster at 10 am. “We Can Get There from Here: Answering the Call to Make Reparation”. Jodie Geddes and Lenore Bajare-Dukes
Striving for Beloved Community. Carla M., Dennis W., Ebee B., Jeanne C., Pat U. We will explore how the actual meanings of what Jesus taught are good news for all people—leading to spiritual wholeness by calling us to dismantle oppressive systems. Jesus, rather than maintaining the status quo, stood on the side of the marginalized.
What is In Your Bucket? Joanna Groebel, Lauren Fritz. We have been through months of enormous changes: changes in safety protocols, changes in work and school routines. changes in family dynamics and social habits, changes in emotional thresholds for difficulty, changes in how we live out social justice. changes in our willingness to see history. These months have hurled emotions piled high, one on top of one another. It is easy to get lost in the layers of the larger traumas. We can easily lose touch with our ability to effect positive change when things feel overwhelming. This Sunday, we will take a look in our own personal buckets. We will see what needs cleaning out, and what is there that is precious and worthy. Through this exploration, we will re-ground and reconnect with our strengths and intentions, allowing us to focus with consciousness on moving our energy into being.