Unitarian Universalists are united in our faith by covenant. an intentional agreement for how we create community in peace and mutual respect. We build positive relationship by listening and understanding each other. The listening circles during March will identify the shared values that form the basis for covenantal relationship in this church, part of a covenant renewal process that will unfold during the coming months. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!
February is the shortest month of the calendar year, and yet sometimes it seems to go on and on and on. What is it about the nature of our experience, our hopes and our fears, that bends our perception of time? How can we live in the flow of hours and days to bring joy and gratitude into every moment?
Presidents Day celebrates George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as leaders revered in our nation’s heritage. We know these men were human, imperfect as are we all, and so we are called in our time to acknowledge their shortcomings, and to celebrate the positive influences they brought to the world. How do we choose our exemplars, and how do we balance our understanding of human imperfection with the gifts that have created the world that is now ours to shape for the future?
There are so many varieties of love – Philia, Pragma, Storge, Eros, Ludus, Mania, Philautia, Agape. We proclaim to be a faith centered in the spirit of love — what does that really mean, and how do we make it real among us and in the world?
The spring season is ushered in by the Pagan celebration of Imbolc, marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Celebrating the pagan goddess Brigid, Goddess of fire, healing and fertility, at Imbolc life quickens beneath the surface, as the seeds of rebirth germinate in the dark. Let us reflect in this time on our own regeneration, as we find new hope in the promise of Spring.