July 22 Service at 10:30 AM
I recently had the privilege of leading a retreat for a group of activists and organizers working to end the practice of solitary confinement. What I learned shocked and saddened me deeply. I was also profoundly moved to meet people who have dedicated their lives to ending this practice which amounts to nothing less than torture in our prisons. As we confront the impacts of locking people away without any other human contact, we open our eyes and hearts to the humanity we share with all individuals, including those in prison.
July 15 Service at 10:30 AM
Alice Rohr and Marcella Guerriero will explore the mystery of consciousness and the concept of Gaia Consciousness, in particular. What does it all mean? Featuring music composed by Alice Rohr.
July 8 Service at 10:30 AM
It isn’t easy being a Unitarian Universalist! Through the sharing of some of her short essays, Jeri Kroll will encourage us to think about who we are as UU’s in the world today. Jeri is the author of a recently published collection of thought provoking humor.
July 1 Service at 10:30 AM
Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister
On July 1, 1863, the United States of America was divided and at war in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; General Lee’s northward advance was halted by the Union Army. At times we worry about the current status of our divided nation, but what can we learn from looking back at the Civil War? Was God on the battlefield or turned off at the sight of brother fighting brother? What wisdom might we gain from the tumult of that era? What ounce of hope encouraged those Americans to not give up? What was worth fighting for then and what is worth fighting for now?