May 25, 2014
We often forget that every moment teaches us something.
The events and people in our life, both joyful and painful,
propel us forward. If we see our life, as a whole, as our
greatest teacher, we learn to appreciate the small simple
moments, as well as the big challenges. We come to appreciate
the people who have inspired us, and those who have
hurt us. On this Memorial Day weekend, we will take special
time to remember the people in our lives who have
Opening music is played in it's entirety at the end of the recording.
May 18, 2014
Featuring West Shore Choir; David Blazer, Director
In 2008, UU interim minister Rev. Frances Dearman was
inspired to write the text of a Latin Mass for Unitarians. She
titled her work “Missa Brevis pro Serveto,” honoring Michael
Servetus, one of the founders of our Unitarian tradition.
Servetus was a Spanish theologian, scientist, and critic
of the doctrine of the trinity; he was executed for heresy in
Geneva in 1553. The “Missa Brevis” received its world premiere
in May 2010 at the annual meeting of the Canadian
Unitarian Council in Victoria BC. Our choir will present this
work as the central element of this all music service.
May 11, 2014
|| Wayne Arnason
“The Earth is our Mother” is a teaching from
Native American wisdom, which permeates both
popular culture and our activism for environmental justice.
This Sunday, we will go deeper into this metaphor to appreciate
its freshness and understand its limits. The sermon
title comes from a Buddhist text that offers us a different
take on what it means to fully engage with what the earth
has to teach us.