In this multi-generational service, everyone will be invited to express what they’re grateful for. We will also create a cornucopia of blessings, offering good wishes to one another and to the wider community.
Service led by Laura McBride; sermon by Rev. Victoria Safford.
On the inevitable disruption of our expectations… and the religious call to continually recalibrate:
“We crave order and control and predictable patterns in this life. When we can’t find them (because they mostly do not exist), we get anxious and we make them up, imposing our will or our opinion or our expectations of ourselves, of everybody else, all over the place, and when the universe rears up on its hind legs and says, “Well, actually no. You’re not the boss of the world, and this is not how it’s gonna go,” we are mightily disrupted… How we weather the disruptions; how we welcome them sometimes, or at least acknowledge them, honor them; how we grieve completely when loss or affliction assails us – how we grieve completely, and keep on moving forward anyway, however incompletely; how we let go of one idea, or one assumption, one dream, and re-orient our minds, our spirits, our plans around new revelations of reality – well, that is the religious life…”
Patriarchy is a multi-layered system of oppression. How is patriarchy at work in Unitarian Universalism today? What progress have we made against patriarchy? What can all of us do to create a community of greater gender equality and fairness?
Many religious and cultural traditions celebrate and honor the dead around November 2nd —for example, Dia de Muertos in Mexico and All Souls Day in some Christian denominations. Our commemoration of this holiday will specifically honor two members of our congregation, Prad Mathur and Vicki Chessin, who have recently passed.
Services are lead by our minister Andrew Frantz unless otherwise indicated.
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