Henry will share the story of his descent into Christian fundamentalism, his eventual escape from it by means of reason, and the lessons he has since learned on his quest to rediscover meaning and purpose in the wake of disillusionment. Henry is a teacher, writer, and former evangelical missionary to China.
(Becky’s back in the pulpit!)
Why I am a Unitarian Universalist; why I believe the world needs religious communities like ours.
We humans are so quick to find faults with ourselves. Learning to see the beauty and the blessing of our faults is a part of our spiritual journey. Once that beauty is found, those faults may then come in very handy.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the Netflix series, let’s consider how we can all embody the Fab Five’s spirit of affirmation and joyful improvement!
Several Emersonian artists will talk about what leads them to create visual art and their different media. Participating will be Barbara Elmore, Dodie Meeks, Carole Huelbig and Laurie Hammons.
The dog days of summer are officially upon us. Perhaps it’s a good time to take a few moments, relax, and reflect on our journey through the stages of our lives. Bill will share some recent insights about the natural life cycle as well as some encouraging news about what we can expect as we age.
A compelling teaching from the Epistle of James reads, “Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.” Religious progressives have allowed the faith narrative in Texas to be dominated by an extreme vocal sect of one religion. No wonder our state is on life support!! Come hear why breathing UU faith into the body politic will literally transform us from a near death experience into a state of living, loving souls!
Emersonians talk about what they get out of making music and how music is a component of their spirituality.
Bill Hammons, Stephen Lipp, David Nielsen and Bill Tackett
Fifty years ago this month, we achieved that “giant leap for humanity” as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. This accomplishment took the combined efforts of forty thousand people – people bringing their individual skills and passions together to achieve a common goal. What’s our next giant leap?
On this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (the symbolic beginning of the gay rights movement), we consider why remembering this event is important. We will also consider whether “Gay Pride” has outlived its purpose and whether there might be a spiritual component to “Gay Pride'”.