The Role of Hope & Faith

Angela Davis said “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” What role does hope and faith have in changing things we cannot
accept? Is progress measured in baby steps enough? How do we choose between revolution or reformation or readjustment or re-planning?

Sunday Morning: Blue Christmas

A contemplative and reflective service on the up/down, happy/sad, and joyful/stressful holiday season. Guided meditations, soft music, and deep contemplation on how we feel about this time of year.

Sunday Evening: Christmas Eve Service: “Light in the Darkness”

Our joyful annual traditional service will include carols, featured duet, Men’s Ensemble, the UUFSCC Choir, spoken word, guest musicians, and candle light singing. The theme will be the importance of light, hope, and faith during this season. Cookies will be served after the service. Feel free to bring a dozen cookies to share.

A Stone’s Throw

The New Year is a stone’s throw away. How can we let go of old grievances and feel better in this age of worry?
Can we change the way we hold our hurts? How can we transform our boulders of burdens into stones settled into a river of peace?

UnLearning

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Can our practice of living into the inherent worth of every person be hindered by “what you know for sure?” Worship Leader: Rev. Russ Menk Worship Associate: Sylvia Forsyth

Every “person” or every “being?”

The UUA Board at General Assembly June 2017 announced that it will appoint a Study Commission to look at possible changes to our Principles and Purposes. The First Principle Project will look at changing the last word of our 1st Principle from every “person” to every “being?” What might this mean? How might this change our actions?

The Pope on Panhandling

In March 2017, Pope Francis gave an interview to a Milan magazine. His guidance on giving to the needy is kind and compassionate—and likely difficult for most of us to practice. What is your belief in giving to a stranger? How do you react when someone asks “can you spare a dollar?”