This year has forced us to do everything differently. As we move into 2021, we will bring the hard lessons from 2020 with us. We will also bring bold hopes, dreams, and visions with us into the new year. What world will we collectively imagine? … read more.
Speaker: Lucas Gonzalez Milliken
As we transition from one holiday to another, from one season to the next, what do we leave behind? What fears do we let go of, and what fears do we cling to because they are familiar? What traditions do we embrace, and what new … read more.
With so many disparate voices demanding our attention ALL the time, it is almost impossible to decide who or what to listen to. Yet there is a still, small voice within each of us that can offer wisdom and guidance. How do we pay attention … read more.
There are three pieces we say in every service at FPD, that begin with some familiar lines:
We welcome you, whoever you are…
Love is the doctrine of this church/home…
We will keep a place for you wherever you may go….
What do we mean, truly, when we recite … read more.
As we continue to move through this period of isolation, joy and hope may be increasingly hard to come by.
Yet there is an insistent call for us to continue to find ways to celebrate with each other, and discover ways to offer each other Life … read more.
“Do you know what Wisdom is?” asked the elder.
“No,” said the child.
“Ah,” said the elder. “Wise answer.”
We are learning and experimenting daily with new ways of creating community in the midst of this pandemic. How do we act in wisdom when the information we get … read more.
The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1st, 1863, declaring that all enslaved people would be “henceforth and forever free.” Yet it did not free all enslaved people. As we move into a new year, what are some of the ways we are kept from … read more.
As the days continue to get colder, and the nights longer, let us gather to offer warmth and light to each other. How can we move through the cold and dark in ways that feed and nourish our spirits, and welcome in the winter with … read more.
We take time to pay attention and look back at the ways our lives have been transformed and influenced by those who have gone before us. As a community, we will remember the dead, and how they continue to live in each of us. You … read more.
At its heart, Unitarian Universalism is a counter-cultural faith. In a world that increasingly encourages complacency, fear, and isolation, our faith demands action, vulnerability, and authentic connection. How can we nurture this faith and each other in ways that truly do upset the status-quo?