Ubiquitous UUs and the Neighborhood Cat

Join us on Sunday at 10:15 on Zoom.

A few years ago social researchers were asking the question – what is your religious affiliation? A rather sizable portion of those questioned answered…..”I am not “religious”, but I AM spiritual”. What that means specifically can be left up to a wide range of interpretation and speculation. I have a theory and a story I would like to share with you of how, through observation, investigation and invitation, we move from that “feral”, spiritual world to the domesticated community of Unitarian Universalism. And I promise you, I will include those furry creatures we like to cuddle at our Zoom gatherings. They are key to my “tail”.

In the Space of a Lifetime

History class – row upon row of children memorizing the dates of battles fought long ago, wondering at the introduction of inventions that changed the world, the weekly tests that did little to spur the imagination and interest of students. So sad.

I was one of the girls who loved history. American history, English history, Russian history. Biography. Even historical novels. Today, I have adopted a new way of looking at history. Something that makes come history alive, using General Douglas MacArthur, my father, myself, and my family as examples.

My hope is that you may find this practice a fun and easy way to look at battles and inventions without those pesky tests. By the way, you may not need a book at all.

Impermanence

A few weeks ago, Sky Waterpeace and Christine Denario led us in exploring the realization that the present moment is the only time we have, an ancient understanding of human life that we often ignore. Today, we focus on a related reality: Moment by moment, our lives change. Let us journey together as Holly shares her experience of using Buddhist concepts of impermanence to understand and cope with her anxiety over retirement.