We speak of our religious tradition being a "free faith," but what does that mean? Here, in a month in which, on some Sundays at least, we are considering roots and wings, it's time for a little reflection.
At this time each year, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the true prophets of the twentieth century. But extolling the past isn't enough. To what does that legacy call us today?
The prophetic church looks to the future to consider how to act in the present. What does that mean when it comes to settling a new ministry and new direction for this congregation? Some reflections on what I have learned about First Religious Society as your interim minister and some truth-telling about the religious communities in the twenty-first century. Today we will recognize the new members who have joined our congregation since September.
The great mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote, "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." We sometimes use "joy" and "happiness" interchangeably, but they really are not quite the same human experience. Distinguishing between the two can help us to live more deeply in the moment and stay open to the possibility of the presence of joy in our lives. What better season is there to reflect on joy?
December is the month when we celebrate the ancient myth of the divine born into the human. With the theological diversity of Unitarian Universalists, what might God mean to us, particularly as a presence in our lives? One perspective. Jeff Clark will share his Journey of Faith.