As last Sunday, October 23, 2016 was the last in our month-long exploration of “reverence,” we have created a resource sheet if any of you are interested in further reading.
In this week of tragic loss and devastation brought about by extremities of both earthly and human turmoil, we embark on a month-long sojourn with the worship theme of “Hope” – at this moment nothing seems more appropriate…or more challenging.
“Hope requires that we experience and participate in life’s multiple-dimensions, not just in its pleasant aspects. To believe that we could fend off difficulty, deny the darkness, and find peace by clutching our little candle of hope away from the messiness of life, shielding it in a protective corner beyond the reach of the wind, is to deny hope its power. Hope must be brought to bear on life as it is.” ~ Julie E. Neraas
On Sunday, February 1, we begin a month-long exploration on the aspects of love and it’s meaning in our lives.
General Theory of Love - by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon
Into the Garden - edited by poets Robert Haas and Stephen Mitchell
The Wisdom of Love: Toward a Shared Inner Search - by Jacob Needleman
All About Love - by bell hooks
Strength to Love - by Martin Luther King
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi - by William C. Chittuck
Love: A Novel - by Toni Morrison
The worship theme for January 2015 is Faith. What does it mean when we Unitarian Universalists describe ourselves as a “community of faith?” How do we talk about it…and how do we live it? Our worship services this month will each explore varying aspects of faith and will hopefully provide myriad opportunities for challenge and a deepening of our understanding of what it means to be a person of faith - as well as a community of faith - in this world.
Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg
Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning by James Fowler