Beyond being a mere source of entertainment, how can the vocal arts foster community health and personal fulfillment? We will explore the voice as an instrument of the body, shaped by breath, equipping us with emotional agility, power, and expression.
Dr. Isabel Call
Our three-week series on economics culminates with play? In this multigeneraltional worship, we act out out abundance and cooperation and invite our children joyfully into the game of life
In an environment of rapid technological change and economic turmoil, 18th century American Universalist Hosea Ballou preached a theology of abundance that disrupted the harm caused by Calvinist ideas. In this second sermon of Isabel’s three-week series on economics, we bring Ballou’s insights into the 21st century. Together we explore what it means to practice … Continued
We are taught the myth of scarcity throughout our lives. It’s reinforces by our daily challenges and the depressing news cycle. But who is served by our preoccupation with the not-enoughness in our lives? Will we get anywhere with technical solutions? Isabel speaks about her quest to master the science of scarcity – economics – … Continued
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. There is increasing uncertainty in our lives, and yet so many reasons to be hopeful. As 2018 comes to an end, what is beginning? Reflecting on our experiences of coming of age, we consider what it means to grow up and grow older in a … Continued
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. The stories that we tell build wreaths of life and wisdom into our community. As those stories become legend and legend becomes myth, we shape and are shaped by the lessons they convey. Join us for an intergenerational service that explores how our own stories … Continued
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. As we recuperate from election season, it’s time to take stock. Setting aside strategy for a moment, what are our core values? Is fighting really the best metaphor? Today, while the nation observes Veterans Day, our children are learning about Indigenous Peoples Day. In worship, we consider the juxtaposition of gratitude for those who have fought for democracy and sorrow for the devastating consequences of militarization. As caring people making our way in a complex world, we rededicate ourselves to the individual and collective work of justice.
Me too, with an emphasis on solidarity, not the terrible things going on in the world that require our solidarity and ongoing resistance. Me too: the power of speaking our individual truths and feeling them reverberate through other women’s stories. The power of believing ourselves enough to speak the truth, and then believing each other. And being believed.
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Among other things, ministers are storytellers: seeing, synthesizing, and sharing the truths being discovered by their community. But more importantly, we are listeners: waiting for the story to be told. And in a community of seekers and justice-makers, we are all ministers. Together, we are a story, telling itself. Isabel will share her first impressions of the church and invite us all into co-authorship of her year of ministry at UUCS.