So, okay, humor isn’t a “sense” in the same way as vision, hearing, smell, taste or touch. BUT – I would argue that a sense of humor is as revelatory of the spiritual nature of human existence and as equally enriching to human wellbeing. How many UUs does it take to make fun of ourselves? I’ll have plenty of jokes to offer and I invite you, as well, to bring “knock-knock” jokes to share.
Topic: Selected Audio Sermons
We often take the air we breathe for granted. Hardly ever do we contemplate its sacred quality or the fact that it connects us to a vast communion of being that transcends space and time. On this Sunday before the Vernal Equinox, we will contemplate the spiritual dimensions of the air we breathe – and we will have some old fashioned fun, too, as we welcome the season of spring.
On the Sunday following International Women’s Day we will lift up and celebrate the historical role Unitarian Universalism and a few Unitarian Universalist women in particular have played in the struggle for women’s rights and gender parity. And we will also consider the status of women generally around the world and what we can do today to advance the cause of equality.
Who are we? Where do we come from? In both our individual and family lives, how do we understand the events of our history? How have those events shaped who we are?
The internet defines a mashup as “a mixture or fusion of disparate elements” and usually it refers to a digital combination of different songs. Maybe so, but here it refers to “the many reasons for the season” – the season of joy and light and … read more.
The sensation of taste is a great gift of human anatomy. So much of the food we eat tastes so much better than it would if sustenance were the only consideration. And yet, to taste, to eat, is to confess dependence upon the bounty of … read more.
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”?
The struggle for Reproductive Justice is not just about the right to access a safe and legal abortion, or even the right to access safe and effective contraception and health care. There’s a larger issue at play – the moral, political and spiritual equality of women – period!
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!
Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange returns to pulpit.