Sunday, July 1st, James will present a comprehensive explanation of how the system of medical care as provided in the United States treats the entire population from billionaires to the homeless as slaves depriving them from freedom! A description of the changes needed to free everyone from medical slavery will be discussed.
Becoming inclusive may be life's most difficult journey. This message will focus on why it's so difficult, how a person might become more inclusive, and what that means for any person and organization.
Moral Injury is an invisible wound that many of our veterans suffer. By understanding moral injury, we can help our veterans heal as well as recognize our own wounds and begin to forgive ourselves.
Rev. Jobe will encourage work on the person in the mirror, lest we start thinking inclusion is always about other people. That delicate balance between self-love and narcissism will be explored while we balance our social, political agenda against self-care, fun, the deep breath that reminds us what a glory it is to be alive. Whether you make it to service on June 10 or not, don't forget to take those glorious deep breaths.
Join UUCL on June 3rd for a special Juneteenth Celebration with Ahmad Ward - the Executive Director of the Mitchelville Preservation Project. Mr. Ward will give us some background history on Mitchelville, the first self-governed freedmen town in the United States. He will also take a small look at future plans of the project and discuss the importance of stories and their relationship to important places in American History.
05.27.18 Service: "New Wine in a New Wineskin: The Hope of Unitarian Universalism" (Rev. Tom Schmidt) *Audio File*
Every religion, including ours, has its roots in something much older. In the early days of Christianity, it was just one of many sects of Judaism. Both the Unitarian and Universalist traditions began as different branches of Christianity. Most would now agree that while we are inclusive of the Christian tradition, we are no longer exclusively Christian. This evolution took well over a century, but it now safe to say that our tradition is something completely unique. Yet, even though our ways have evolved with time, our means have not. What might Unitarian Universalism look like if it were freed from the archaic modes of operation we inherited from the past?
Hope: It's a noun but it's really a verb.
Here are some questions I'm asking myself...and the congregation.
How does one 'do' hope?
Where can hope be found?
And how is hope best...hoped?
Rev. Jobe tells stories of his own religious journey with his usual riff on his own failings and some that might be shared by others. On Mother's Day his highest hope is that we remember well the Unitarian Julia Ward Howe and her dream that the holiday might bring peace on earth, goodwill to all.
It's easy to talk about hope - everybody seems to have a perspective about it, and we use the word much too loosely. Let's look at hope and give this little 4 letter word its proper due.
"And now may truth make us free, hope never die...."
Special Musical Guests: The Sun City Chimers
Boundaries are personal. Boundaries are physical.
Boundaries are important.
They are emotional and they are social.
And sometimes they are unjust.