I remember as a child my mother always said around Thanksgiving, "count your blessings." Only in late adulthood have I followed my mother's wishes, and what I have found raises some discomfort for me. Some blessings are eternal and almost unchangeable. Others, however, are blessings derived from centuries of human work and wisdom. Some of these blessing are crumbling. We'll talk about both the eternal and the crumbling in our Thanksgiving sermon.
What does it really mean to be human and how can we use it as a gift to others, to the world, and to the future? Carla will take a deep dive into our relative humanness, explore how we got to this powerful place, and offer the possibility of a post-human perspective as a means for unleashing a wellspring of untapped gift giving.
Rev. Jobe returns to challenge us beyond ourselves and deeply within ourselves, from the subatomic pulses of energy in our cellular structure to the ultimate horizons of the universe. This will be a fantastic, fun and lively service of call and response. Come ready to rock and roll.
This service was live streamed on our UUCL Facebook Page. Follow the link below to view the service:
Sunday November 3, 2019 Service: "E Pluribus Unum: Applying The Power of The Third Source of Our Wisdom" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Video and Audio*
Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
This will also be a Dia de Los Muertos service: This year we Welcome back the “Day of the Dead” service that has been so meaningful for us. To celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones, human or animal, please bring with you a memento, picture or other small item
representing your loved one.
We will have an ‘altar’ for the items you bring to church.
Come celebrate Life with us!
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Rev. Dick Hood returns from a Summer in Maine!
It's not easy being a prophet. Often their road is difficult and their work is unappreciated. We'll look briefly at three prophets (two from our UU tradition). Hopefully we will be more respectful of their efforts as we get to know them better.
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Martha will focus on how we can develop a better understanding of the marginalization of People with Disabilities. She hopes to spark a conversation that will help us to look more deeply at the misconceptions about this community.
This service was also live streamed on our Facebook page. Follow this link to view a video of the service:
October 13, 2019 Service "Is The Mystical Experience One Of Our Sources?" Rev. Pat Jobe *Video and Audio*
Rev. Pat Jobe has talked about mysticism in the past. What are our mystical roots? What is larger than ourselves that still informs the spirited walk? In maybe surprising ways, Jobe will talk about when he has come from and how it might inform our path forward.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook page. Due to technical difficulties, the video of the stream is cut into two parts.
This week Charlie will draw upon the second living tradition we share which draws from many sources including the words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love
We will also have our annual WATER CEREMONY during this service. Please remember to bring a small amount of water for our yearly celebration of the return of cooler weather, and the homecoming of our members who have been gone for the summer.
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September 29, 2019 Service: "The Irrefutable Evidence of Direct Experience" (Part II) Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio and Video*
Charlie continues the conversation that began at the beginning of the month.
No matter who you are or where you come from your own personal experience of awe will secure you to your own personal understanding of the universe. This truth begins to lay the ground work for the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Lets get started, shall we?
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“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman
“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
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September 22, 2019 Next Service "Developing a Sense of Guest Consciousness" Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky *Audio and Video*
Using a personal experience during solo-traveling in New Zealand, TZiPi will integrate Hebrew Wisdom, Christian teaching and Lakota medicine wisdom into a drash to inspire and leave you curious to know you more.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook Page. Click the links below to view the service.
Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/uulowcountry/videos/2064832346989823/
Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/uulowcountry/videos/490545508344011/