Once again, we celebrate the tradition of Flower Communion!! Begun by Rev Norbert Capek in 1923, this symbolic exchange of love and beauty continues to enrich our lives, reminding us of the heroic power of love in the face of tyranny and loss.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Margret A. O'Neall
We give and receive nurturance throughout our lives, within families and our wider circle of beloveds, in everything we do. How do we nurture ourselves in hard times …..
We humans are blessed with the gift of imperfection, finding ourselves tentative, uncertain, or awkward when we stretch into areas we have not yet mastered, causing embarrassent or hurt in the process. As we accept the challenge to live into our shared vision, into something that has not existed before, how do we bring the gift of grace to create a new space together for this learning journey that is a human life?
For our Spring All Music Sunday, we explore the theme of Harmony. When our individual voices join in consistent and planned chords and chord progressions, we invoke the pleasant effect of amity and peace. Please join us in this special service full of song and spirit, weaving memory and melody into harmonious understanding.
The Arboretum at UUCCH, a place of serene beauty and plant wisdom, was created to cherish the land so generously gifted over time, creating a legacy for generations to come. The selection and cultivation of species native to the region has been an ongoing work of love. Together we explore the commitment, the history and the processes that sustain this natural space for the wellbeing of all.
Since 1956, the heart of this UUCCH community has sustained a beat that is steady, strong, with a pulse of vitality that connects our members and reaches out into the larger community with love. That heartbeat continues strong through these pandemic times, and now will carry us into the future filled with promise and possibility.
In the Easter season we celebrate rising into new life, shifting from the dark into the warmth and light, moving into greater presence and awareness. Our rising is the context of the world, in the embrace of community; how do we enact the timeless story of Easter in the complexity and promise of our own lives?
The Passover journey recounts the history of a people seeking freedom from slavery, embarking on a transformative journey through the wilderness to arrive in a “promised land” to create a new way of being in community. So also may we seek to journey through the unknown to create beloved community that serves our mission in the world.
At this time of equinox, when the earth experiences day and night in equal measure, we explore the balance of our engagement and leadership in the congregation and in the world. Entering the time of growing light, how do we bring our our own light to this dynamic universe, growing always into who we might yet be?
The UUCCH staff members share the words they each chose for 2021 — a word that represents their goals and wishes, for themselves and for the world. May our words inspire you in your own journey toward hope, progress, reach and ease.