West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Three Wishes

Three Wishes

August 8, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Elizabeth Gerencser

Worship Associate

Time has sure flown during my internship, and I’ve learned so much! Now it’s time for me to reflect back some of what I’ve learned; maybe you’ll learn something about yourselves.

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

July 28, 2019

by Rev. Chris Long & Michelle Ma, Worship Leaders

Justice work isn’t just about transforming the world: it’s about transforming ourselves. Transformation leads to transformation.

Both/And

Both/And

June 30, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Worship Associate Maura Garin

Intersex people “do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies” and were–and still are–subject to stigma and discrimination. What do intersex people have to teach Unitarian Universalists about science, gender, and ambiguity?

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Both/And - sermon only

Both/And - sermon only

June 30, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Worship Associate Maura Garin

Intersex people “do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies” and were–and still are–subject to stigma and discrimination. What do intersex people have to teach Unitarian Universalists about science, gender, and ambiguity?

What We Owe to Each Other

What We Owe to Each Other

April 28, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

We are whole beings, each and every one of us, with inherent worth and dignity. It's easy to say those words out loud and agree; another thing to put it into practice. How do we hold each other accountable for our actions in this world while still treating one another with compassion and kindness?

 

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Seven Principles (from Wikipedia)

Adopted in 1960, the Principles, Purposes and Sources can be found in the Bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association.[50] The Principles are expressed,

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;[51]
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;[52]
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;[53]
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;[54]
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;[55]
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;[56]
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.[57]
What We Owe to Each Other - sermon only

What We Owe to Each Other - sermon only

April 28, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

We are whole beings, each and every one of us, with inherent worth and dignity. It's easy to say those words out loud and agree; another thing to put it into practice. How do we hold each other accountable for our actions in this world while still treating one another with compassion and kindness?

 

Seven Principles (from Wikipedia)

Adopted in 1960, the Principles, Purposes and Sources can be found in the Bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association.[50] The Principles are expressed,

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;[51]
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;[52]
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;[53]
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;[54]
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;[55]
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;[56]
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.[57]
Full of Surprises

Full of Surprises

March 10, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Life is full of surprises, and it’s not until later that we can look back with any perspective on whether or not those surprises were good or bad ones. We never really know how any of the decisions we make will shake out. How do we face the uncertain future, and how do we support each other as a community on our respective journeys?

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Full of Surprises - sermon

Full of Surprises - sermon

March 10, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Life is full of surprises, and it’s not until later that we can look back with any perspective on whether or not those surprises were good or bad ones. We never really know how any of the decisions we make will shake out. How do we face the uncertain future, and how do we support each other as a community on our respective journeys?

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

December 30, 2018

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

It’s the season for letting things go and making new resolutions for the future. But how do we know what to let go and what to keep, and when?

 

Finding a Seat at the Welcome Table

Finding a Seat at the Welcome Table

November 25, 2018

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

What does it mean to bring our full and authentic selves to a community, and what does it mean for that community to accept everyone the way they are? How do we make sure that there really is a seat at the table for everyone? Let’s talk about it over a potluck lunch after the service.

The Story of Us

The Story of Us

November 11, 2018

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Gerry Meader

Worship Associate

Who are we? What are we doing? Where are we going? These are questions the Search Committee has been wrestling with, and though we may not have the answers, we know that we’re all in this together.

Also, a nice tribute to veterans by Gerry Meader

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Our Ministry of Justice

Our Ministry of Justice

October 28, 2018

by Reverend Chris Long and

Michelle Ma

Intern Minister

On this Sunday, the day following the first-ever Justice- pa-lUUza weekend, come, hear about the existing things happening within and outside of this congregation related to the justice mission and vision for the church. Find out what a deepening focus on Justice Work can mean for West Shore’s identity—now, and in the future!

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