The State of the Church

January 29, 2017

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

As we approach the halfway mark of this first interim year, it makes sense to mark where we are: to celebrate accomplishments, notice challenges, and look ahead to see what might be coming next. Rev. Hart will talk a bit about lessons from the Timeline, begun in November by the Board, Emeritus Council and Transition Team. The timeline will be posted in Baker Hall on Sundays in early January—there is still time to add your own comments.

 

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It’s Something, Anyway

January 22, 2017

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by Reverend Peter Newport

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek writes that “Hope is only where despair is." Truly new things happen only when we can find no way out of "existing coordinates" and must invent something new in order to survive. "The magic is to turn a desperate situation into a new beginning.” How might we do that? Children and youth will join us in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service.

 

 

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Martin Luther King & the Question of Class

January 15, 2017

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

There are reasons why America celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King as a crusader for racial justice, and fails to mention the part of his legacy that focuses squarely the injustices of poverty and class in America. We will look back at King’s prophetic vision, and look forward to what is needed today.

 

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On Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, and Intersectionality

January 8, 2017

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

Unitarian Universalists and other progressives have struggled to “make the world a better place” for a very long time. For most of that time, we have worked on one issue at a time. Now, we are challenged to see how injustice toward one group is connected to injustice elsewhere. Some thoughts about why UUs went to Standing Rock, and other stories. The Free Spirit Band will play, and the children will join us in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service.

 

 

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Celebrating, Honoring and Planning for ACTION, as Unitarian Universalists

January 1, 2017

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by Reverend Christopher Long

Join us as we celebrate the end of both Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, honor the prophetic legacy of two extraordinary Unitarian Universalist Women, and work towards building our own “personal prophecy” as we step with courage and Unitarian Universalist Faith into 2017, together! Racial and social justice demand that we continue to stay awake!

 

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