Saying No to Yes and Yes to No
by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz and
Rev. Wayne Arnason

January 30, 2011

We say "no" to a lot of things - no to broccoli, no to bad television shows, no to being dragged to places we don't want to go. In some ways it's much easier to say "no" to small things than "yes" to big things. What are those big things? Why would we want to say "yes" to them?

Intergenerational Service

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The History of Us,
by Rev. Wayne Arnason

January 23, 2011

In partnership with the Timeline Task Force of our Inclusivity Ministry, we will reflect on how an honest look at our history helps us understand who we are and who we can become. How does any individual who joins a community take on that community's story as your own? Do we pick and choose the parts of our history that tell the best story about "us."

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Resistance, Prophecy & Liberation
by Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister

January 16, 2011

The quest of prophets for communal liberation has always found resistance. Yet their lives also reveal that in resisting the right thing we can also find personal liberation.

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Resistance is Not Futile
by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

January 9, 2011

Join us to hear stories of women and men who have overcome their fear of resistance to oppressions both large and small - people in our own church community as well as exemplars in the larger society. One special focus today will be on resistance against those who traffic in human beings, and how we too, can be part of that movement.

Today's Social Action offering will benefit the "Renaissance Male Project," led by Jewel Woods, a program that addresses male responsibility for ending gender-based oppression.

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The Inconvenience of Integrity
by Rev. Wayne Arnason

January 2, 2011

As the New Year begins the cultural cliche associated with New Year Resolutions raises the question of how and why we make commitments that we then break, and why we resist commitments that we know would be good for us and for the planet. Has "convenience" become our highest value? If you have taken home and acted on the "Carbon Footprint Pledge" we promoted back in September, come prepared to tell a story about your experience!

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