This Sunday 

Light Returns and Nature Awakens Our Spirit 

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla  Speaker: Mel Sikes

The spring equinox is upon us turning our thoughts to warm weather and spring awakenings. It’s a magical time of longer days; nature coming to life again; joy; hopefulness; and reawakening of ourselves after a long winter. Let’s plant the seeds of goodness in the soil of our thoughts.

Peacemaking Begins At Home 

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder Speakers: Scott Bell and Cathy Walling

Tending our interpersonal relationships is tending our web of connection to humanity.  Learning to listen and speak in ways which foster more understanding is a spiritual practice of interpersonal peacemaking useful in our most intimate relationships, with family and friends, at work, and in our communities.  We deepen our connections with others by developing listening, self-reflection and speaking abilities which allow us to more fully understand a situation and convey our thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for 

Lay Leader: Danny Swisher  Speaker: Kim Swisher

In a world where we are fatigued from information overload and social media, we long for ways to nurture and feed our souls. We seek. One of our guiding principles, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, offers us support to seek, but many of us UU’s still haven’t found what we are looking for. How do we find it? This service will revisit the words of Rev. Robert M. Hardies of the All Souls Unitarian Church. His sermon from January 5, 2014 provides some insight on how to find what we seek on Sunday morning.

You Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike 

Lay Leader: Jana Peirce Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

Francis David wrote this statement over 500 years ago at the beginning of the Unitarian faith. The question today is do UUs think alike? And if we don’t, can we still love alike?

Forgiveness 

Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry 

We all get hurt as we walk through life.  How do we forgive?  Should we forgive?

Why We Practice the Tibetan Buddhist Path 

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla    Speaker: Miranda Mosier

Miranda Mosier and Mike Bonilla will explore the four thoughts that turn the mind from cyclic existence, focus on suffering, to peace.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Regift! 

Coordinator: Jeanne Olson  Accompanist: Vera Alexander

In this age of green giving, when many of us have accumulate way tooooooooo much stuff, regifting is a fun opportunity to be green in our Green Sanctuary. So today we’re reviving our green multigenerational regifting program. Bring a wrapped gift of something (no fair buying something special for this day) you just need to pass on. It’s silly, yet meaningful. Fun, yet serious. And, oh yes, may we be wearing green in solidarity of the season and of the intent. P.S. Other important details: Kids gifts should be marked as age appropriate. Bring wrapped gifts throughout December even if you can’t attend this program. Any extras will be donated within our community. Leftover snacks? Please share them during coffee hour.

Christmas Expectations 

Lay Leader: Mike Walleri    Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

For most of us the holidays are full of expectations.   We want them to be fun and joyful.  However, the Buddha taught that wants and expectations are the road to suffering.  Might that be a problem?

The Injustice of the American Correctional System 

Lay Leader: Barbara Clark   Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

While the US has just 5% of the world’s population, we have 25% of the world’s prison population –the largest percentage in the world.   Most of the prisoners are people in color.

Let it be a Dance of Thanksgiving 

Lay Leader: Susan Grace    Music:  Laurel Holmes, Susan Grace, Dance Band

This multigenerational Service is for all ages as we celebrate the mystery of life and share gratitude with music, dance, and stories.

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