On the Willows: Embracing Holy Disruption

Monday, 03.20.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Liam Hooper
We explore the conditions of our time as these relate to the modern "exile" of gender-diverse persons, our co-occurring exploitation and oppression, and the potential for lessons learned about spiritual transformation applicable to all of us who seek some deeper connection with Holiness in human relationality. The Psalm we consider was written during the exile of the Hebrew people as they wrestled with how to be people of God in diaspora and oppression, how to sing songs of praise in persecution, and how that very wrestling transforms our faith and our sense of community.

Self-Acceptance

Sunday, 02.19.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Self-acceptance is something we do. It is the choice to be in a positive relationship with oneself (or at least the refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with oneself). What would life be like if we could really be compassionate towards ourselves, while avoiding denial about our thoughts, feelings, and desires? Sabbatical Support minister the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun probes the questions.

Love's Lessons

Sunday, 02.12.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker
Love's Lessons: A Valentine to all of us from our guest speaker, the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker. Rev. Cheryl has served as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington since 2009. Before that she spent four years as the Assistant Minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York. She is currently the President of the UU Ministers Association.

Living Consciously

Sunday, 02.5.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Many philosophical positions tell us to be aware, to know ones’ self. The higher form of consciousness, we say, the more advanced the form of life. We judge when to end life in medical scenarios by the likelihood of regaining consciousness. What is consciousness, and how do we seek (or avoid) it? Rev. Dr. David Calhoun, the Fellowship’s Sabbatical Support minister, explores the topic of consciousness, at once our greatest blessing and our greatest burden.

Embodied Resolutions

Sunday, 01.29.2017
Speaker: 
Shakeisha Gray, Intern Minister and William Levwood, M.Div.
A new year usually brings with it a new resolution to transform your body, whether it's eating healthier, exercising more, or just plain ol' losing weight. Ministerial Intern Shakeisha Gray, along with Fellowship member and UU Chaplain Resident William Levwood (whose first career was as a professional dancer), look at transforming ourselves and our bodies … but not in the ways you might think.

Build the Team to Achieve the Dream

Sunday, 01.15.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
On December 18, the Fellowship voted in a new focus for our the part of our mission that calls us to “work for peace and justice.” Namely, we have committed our human, financial, and spiritual resources to ending the racial and economic disparities in local education. On her final Sunday before Sabbatical Rev. Lisa will help kick off this new focus.

Chalica: A Principled Celebration

Sunday, 12.4.2016
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
Unitarian Universalists are widely curious about other religious traditions, and our interests lead us to explore many religious and spiritual celebrations of winter holidays. A decade ago UUs developed a holiday of our own: Chalica. We’ll explore how to make the principles personal, and kick off our own non-commercial celebration of service and learning! The Chalica Story on the Fellowship You Tube site can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEq0RdZKlwgR8zCJWD-Mkg

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