August 25 Service at 10:30 AM
Rev. Julie Lombard
Come hear a story of hope and courage, and a love story born out of the concentration camps at Auschwitz- Birkenau. Lale is a Jew that was sent to a work as a tattooist and tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners for two and a half years. He uses his privileged position to help and keep his fellow prisoners alive. He vows to survive the camp and marry a fellow prisoner. Hear his testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. Join us for worship and leave with your spirit lifted up.
August 18 Service at 10:30 AM
There are periods in history when hope fails; when the support systems that used to be dependable seem absent and reliable leadership is scarce. How is it then that in the very worst of times there are some people who refuse to abandon hope? Contrary to expectation, these hardy souls find ways to triumph over their challenges, to construct something beautiful or useful, and to renew hope. Some of these individuals are gifted, but others are ordinary folk responding to pain and adversity in unprecedented and innovative ways that can teach us something important. This service will tell some of their stories and will reveal to us how they became “keepers” of their own dreams. In this process, perhaps we will find renewed inspiration to become keepers of our own dreams.
August 11 Service at 10:30 AM
Having been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in October 2018 the service leader will talk about her journey through surgery into the wonderful world of radiation and chemotherapy. Maintaining a sense of humor is a key component of becoming a survivor but also understanding and embracing resilience which, she contends, is quite different from being strong!
August 4 Service at 10:30 AM
One of the many things that set us apart from other denominations and religions is our 7th Principle: respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. What does this mean in our anthropogenic era of climatic disasters and dwindling resources? What can we do to protect life-as-we-know-it? Iain will discuss the UU Green Sanctuary program that was set up to help UUs take action through this principle, and the progress we’ve made in our NSUU Green Sanctuary Project.
July 28 Service at 10:30 AM
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his Journals in 1836, “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” With this, Emerson was not calling on his readers to create their own individual religions; he meant to encourage them to follow the Renaissance practice of compiling favorite quotes, poems, letters, and passages into a book to be used for reflection and inspiration. What spiritual wisdom and revelations move us? Who are the prophets whose words inspire, comfort, and inform our own lives? In this service, we will consider what it means to “make our own Bibles” in the 21st century world, drawing upon religious texts, literature, poetry, and social media.
July 21 Service has been cancelled due to the extreme heat warnings.
Stay cool and hydrated.
July 14 Service at 10:30 AM
It is a luxury to have the time to sit, think, write and share those unexpected insights into how we became the people we are today. Members of the Memoir Group will offer some of those surprising realizations as we “write ourselves whole” one story at a time.