One could say a whole oak tree is inside every acorn and that every acorn is destined to become an oak tree. Is the tiny acorn whole or the big oak tree? This week in worship we will consider what wholeness looks and feels like.
In his seminal 19th century children’s story, “The Golden Key,” George MacDonald tells of a key that unlocks a door to the imagination. This is no mere indulgence. Imagination and stories are at the very core of who we are. What do the stories we tell say about who we are and who we want to be? What does it mean to think of imagination as a radical act and a spiritual practice? How can we harness the power of imagination to move ourselves and our world toward wholeness?
Though our country and economy are broken and divided, we still believe in the power of our shared mission to nurture our spirits and help heal our world. Join us this Sunday to celebrate all of the good this congregation does and make your pledge to sustain our work to grow into a future that needs the transforming love we’ve received as part of this community. (Testimony by Lonnie Moseley)
“Im/Migration” is a collaboration of the People of Color Caucus, Social Justice and Music in celebration of our rich heritages. With stories and music we look at movements to and within the US. You can hear portions of “The Immigrant Experience,” a new cantata by UU composer John Kramer, that will include a solo from guest singer Alex Taite. Members of UUCB will share their personal journeys of immigration and migration. This is part of the UUCB Multicultural Fair that continues after service with dance and food and activities, including mapping your family’s journey, and music by Mahal Ethnofusion Ensemble.
Throughout our lives our relationships with our bodies evolve and change as we age. This week in worship we consider what our faith has to teach us about the preciousness of all bodies. (Greg and Alice Lemieux)
The journey of life brings us seasons of both joy and sorrow. Join us this Sunday as we give thanks for this faith community of partners on life’s journey.
The Worship Service on Sunday, February 24 has been named “Freedom Sunday.” There will be a wonderful tribute to the African American Spiritual — highlighting the hidden messages within the spirituals — which were songs of freedom and codes for escaping to Freedom. The music, readings and sharing will focus on Freedom — both for a peoples who were enslaved but also what does Freedom mean for all of us in our lives, in the lives of our immigrant brothers and sisters? In the lives of our LGBTQ community? Come, sing, dance and honor the music that kept African Americans hopeful and listen to the stories of Freedom from our Worship Team. After the service, lunch will be served in the Social Hall and we’ll continue with dancing and singing together!
Join us for Community Ministry Sunday, led by UUCB’s four Affiliated Community Ministers, the Revs. Cat Cox, Theresa Hardy, Sue Magidson, and Jane Ramsey, with Lynne Cahoon, Ariel Smith-Iyer, and Rev. Christian Schmidt
The year 2020 is 345 days from now. I remember well the turning over of the numbers as 1999 became 2000, the sense of anticipation. A year from now, what will we be doing, what is possible, who do we want to be?
Church is one of the last places in our society where people don’t have to be segregated by age, yet so many of our experiences in this congregation are still divided according to how old we are. This week in worship we will consider how worshipping and learning together as a whole community more often could open us up to the possibilities already right here among us.