Topic: New Perspectives

Water Ceremony & Blessing of the Backpacks

This week in worship we kick off a year of learning and growing together by blessing the backpacks our children and youth will take with them into the new school year and by bringing and blessing waters in this annual ceremony. Please bring a small container of water with you this Sunday, symbol of the gifts, perspectives, needs, and growing edges you bring into our community.

Mystical Varieties of UU Experience

An unexpected, unearned mystic experience changed my life. It had all the four hallmarks of “mystic experience” identified by William James: ineffability, noetic quality, transiency and passivity. Searching for a place to honor and consider what had happened, I found a UU church. What place does mystic experience have within our faith tradition?

Overwhelmed By Love

This week in worship we will dig into the deep purpose of spirituality, a purpose that transcends the old tension between inner growth and world-wide change.


In an anxious world, it’s more important than ever to find times to restore yourself. Come explore how, even in busy or difficult circumstances, we can find time and resources to care for our bodies, minds, and souls.

The Individual and the Community

Our UU 1st principle calls on us to respect the “inherent worth and dignity of every person.” Our 7th Principle calls on us to respect the “interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.” How can we as a congregation, a religious movement, and a society, work to create a world that recognizes both the worth of every person and our part in the interdependent web of community.

On Prodigals and Prophets

Speaking out of her own experience as an ordained (and excommunicated) Catholic woman, Rev. Christine Haider-Winnett will reflect on what it means to leave, return to, and make home in communities that have hurt us. How can we claim our place– and make room for others– in the messy and dysfunctional “family” of humanity?

Washed in the Power of Love

Our religious ancestors believed in a universal salvation; a Love that was too large to turn anyone away. Unlike our Christian ancestors, many of us no longer believe that is the blood of sacrifice that saves but rather the all encompassing agape Love that once touched, is so transformative that we will save ourselves here in this reality. Please join us as we explore a re-envisioning of Unitarian Universalist salvation and the power of Love.

On Being Otherwise

We are blessed this Sunday to welcome former UUA President, the Rev. John Buehrens, into our pulpit again.