Summertime – and the living is easy . . . Or so the song goes. Perhaps when the temperature soars and the humidity rises is a good time to cultivate the virtues of being useless and to ask ourselves, “what Gods are we serving?”
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Flower Communion is a ritual unique to Unitarian Universalism that affirms and celebrates how we each give to and receive from others in our congregations. We will also be recognizing the new members among us and expressing our appreciation for all the volunteers that make Emerson what it is. New Member Recognition, Volunteer Appreciation and Flower Communion all rolled into one! What’s not to love? Everyone, please bring a flower to share for Flower Communion.
Easter Sunday, in the week of Passover, in the season of Spring, we search out healing for our brokenness, renewal for our spirits, and reasons for hope and joy.
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.
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”?