Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof

SERVICES CANCELLED

All Services Cancelled for this Sunday. Please visit our website next week for live streaming. For this week, please follow the link on the homepage for our recommended video archive service.

“Seven times Seventy”: Unitarianism’s Historic Values

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11 a.m.
Our ancient religion has become increasingly reduced to just seven principles adopted in the mid-1980s. They are good principles, but they reflect only a small part of a much deeper, more profound, and longer established religion. As we celebrate our Partner Church Sunday, we’ll consider the richness and roots of our ancient liberal religious tradition.

The Strength of Strain: How Stress Leads to Healthier Bodies, Minds, and Souls

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11 a.m.
We often think stress is a killer and we should do our utmost to avoid it. True, there is only so much one person can take, but without adversity, strain, and stress we are destined to become weak an unhealthy. Today we are increasingly coming to understand some stress leads to longer, healthier lives, and to happier, more resilient living. This new mindset, however, is reminiscent of ancient wisdom.

Diversity or Division: Making Sure We Know the Difference

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
In her book, Don’t Label Me, Irshad Manji distinguishes between “honest diversity” and “dishonest diversity.” One promotes our common ground, the other labels and segregates us. A big part of our mission at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane is to promote diversity. Let’s be honest about it.

Humanly Uninteresting: Moving from Boredom to Purpose

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
It would be tragic, with all our creativeness and extraordinary technological advances in modern times, if humanity itself remained stagnant in its ways, if, that is, all our advances only help us perpetuate the same old bad habits. Pondering our own meaning and purpose, and empowering others to do the same, is necessary for a healthy, living society.

Leaving it Forward: Creating a Future for Others

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
At the start of another new year, many of us imagine what we might make better for ourselves in the coming months. But a longer look ahead, into the far future, requires us to imagine how to make things better for our descendants: to think about our moral obligations to people we may never know.

The Power of Tomorrow

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
It’s difficult to argue that now isn’t the only moment that has ever existed or will ever exist (unless we get into some complicated quantum physics ideas about time travel). Yet, as stoicism reminds us, the past is beyond our control, the present is already upon, so the future outcome of what we do now is about all that is in our power to influence, even if the future is what happens in the very next moment. Perhaps the real power of now is the ability to shape tomorrow.

Cosmic Advent Service

This special service will be held from 6 – 7:30 PM
Our annual candlelight service utilizing traditional Christmas hymns, readings from a variety of religions, and short homilies to help us celebrate the miracle of every birth and the birth of the Universe itself.

Rudolph, Santa & the Red Scare

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
The tendency toward fascism has been persistent throughout modern history, including in the U.S. When a society becomes fascist, the only recourse for opposition often comes in the form of sarcasm and art. Such is the case with the two classic Christmas Claymation films following the era of McCarthyism during the 1950s. This message will include clips from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Clause is Coming to Town as a creative response to such groupthink.