Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange

Letters Home

A Veteran’s Day service in recognition of members of our Armed Forces, current and past, featuring excerpts from letters and journals of service men and women from World War II to the present. Five Emerson members who are either veterans themselves or have connections with … read more.

Embracing the Shadow

What do you want to be for Halloween? This season of witches and goblins, super-heroes and fairy princes and princesses provides an opportunity for us all to explore our “shadow” side. What hidden part of your personality is yearning to emerge? What aspects of human nature does our society prefer remain hidden? And who or what carries the “shadow” for us all? Feel free to come in costume. Our children will be doing so as it is UNICEF Carnival Sunday.

Who Ya Gonna Call – Jesus or Ralph Waldo?

It seems we might have dueling sacred icons when it comes to the question of how we might live. Must we succumb to the “tyranny of the shoulds” or might we more properly nurture the spirit by practicing attentiveness to the “rapture of being alive”?

Unitarian Universalist Optics

The lenses through which we view the world have a profound impact on our living. What is the lens through which Unitarian Universalism views the world and our current situation? What difference does that lens make?

Have We Got a Story to Tell!!

It’s HOMECOMING SUNDAY! And there will be all kinds of excitement as we come together yet again to renew the bonds of affection that bind us as one and rededicate ourselves to the principles of our faith. There will be a great story for children of all ages, the choir will return from its summer hiatus, a glorious after-church event is planned, and we will rejoice in one another’s presence indeed!

Harvey: A Year of Faith and Fortitude, of Loss and Love

A year ago on this Sunday we came together for the first time after Hurricane Harvey.  Much has transpired during the past year but recovery is far from complete.  We will share stories of grief and hope, light candles of memory and resolve, and join with other congregations who are holding similar observances in an interfaith meditation. Everyone is invited to participate.  We were all affected by Harvey in one way or another.

What Does it Mean to Be a Man Today?

Sometimes it seems men are in the news for all the wrong reasons: sexual assault, mass shootings, gang violence. And then there are the loving, kind, thoughtful men we all know. What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? What is masculinity? Four diverse men from the Emerson congregation will join me to reflect on those questions.