Beyond the Veil

Sunday, 10.30.2016
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
The Great Beyond, the Deep Mystery, Beyond the Veil: Many evocative phrases try to describe our experience of death, and our experience of the continued presence of departed loved ones. Before Halloween became a campy, candy-filled holiday it was a season to honor the mystery of human death and commemorate those who have passed beyond the veil. Rev. Lisa explores the theme.

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

Sunday, 10.16.2016
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
Racial tensions that once simmered on the back burner of American life have recently boiled over, and continue to be hot and messy. Out of the stew has arisen a movement called Black Lives Matter. What is the Unitarian Universalist response to the BLM movement, and how can we be powerful allies in this latest struggle for full civil rights?

The Roads Taken: Honoring Our Faith Journeys

Sunday, 09.25.2016
Speaker: 
Jeanette Leardi
Our Unitarian Universalist principles support the seeking of religious truth based on personal experiences, and on respecting others’ searches, wherever they may take them. But do we really live up to our principles? Or do we tend to characterize certain searches as misguided and naïve? And can we truly embrace religious tolerance without sacrificing a commitment to justice in the world? We look at these questions with the aim of finding a bridge between personal faith and social interdependence.

Resistance Is Futile: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Revolution

Sunday, 08.14.2016
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
To say that we are in the midst of an intense social and cultural upheaval seems like an understatement. In the midst of a massive tectonic shift, is it even possible for a faith community to stay relevant, and have a chance to shape the human community? Rev. Lisa is back from summer study of a question she plans to delve into on sabbatical (1/19/17 through 5/19/17): What’s ahead for congregations, mission and ministry in the next decade?

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