As the rains leave and the sun shines through, it’s time to acknowledge the gifts of spring and consider, too, what they ask of us!
Rev. Christian Schmidt with Jim Gasperini
We’re told again and again to find balance: between work and play, activity and rest, ourselves and others. But there is no balance between justice and injustice. Our community supports justice-making with our efforts and our resources. On this Stewardship Sunday, hear how our contributions make a stronger community that makes justice in our world.
It was 450 years ago, in a small kingdom in Eastern Europe, that something amazing happened. A Unitarian king, John Sigismund, was convinced by his minister and advisor, David Ferencz (often known as Francis David), to make a bold declaration: multiple religious traditions, not just that of the king, would be respected and protected in his kingdom. This is believed to be the first declaration of religious tolerance in the world. Today we honor this bold legacy with Unitarians around the world.
Take a journey to Japan and back with Rev. Christian, learning about culture, religion, and what it means to be faithful to yourself.
9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Our identities, complex and multi-faceted, affect the way we see the world, how we are treated, and what matters most to us. The first step to forming deep, meaningful, diverse religious community is owning our own personal identities and acknowledging what that means for us, then beginning to understand others’ identities.
9:30 and 11:15 am
Making peace with the past, embracing our ghosts, and today’s America: What we can learn from the “ghosts” we bring with us.