Speaker: Rev. Julia McKay

Our Blueish Holiday

The holidays often set up big expectations that are hard if not impossible to fulfill. People sometimes keep up the smiling face or the “family front” just to look like they are creating what a holiday should be, but inside they are feeling differently. Ironically, … read more.

The Illusion of Traveling Alone

Today we will look at what to do about the problem of journeying through this life with the illusion that we are traveling alone. As we look into our theme of “awe” this month, Rev Julia reflects on numinous experiences that help us to know … read more.

Seeing with that Inner Eye

Many spiritual teachers throughout the ages have made a revolutionary assertion — that we are never separated from enlightenment, never alienated from the awakened state or inner wisdom in each of us. Ordinary people have the capacity for unprecedented open-heartedness even during our most … read more.

Wanting Memories

In times of challenge, one of the most important things to do is look for the wisdom our ancestors have left for us. During this time of year, many spiritual traditions join in a retrospective looking for the gifts and grace our ancestors may have … read more.

To Whom Do We Belong?

As we navigate this inter-religious exploration, many questions can surface. We may ask not only, “Who are we?” but “Whose are we?” Come explore how spiritual community may not only bring a sense of belonging to one another, but causes us to wonder where we … read more.

Making Peace With Your Faith of Origin

It has been said that tradition has not had an easy time among Unitarian Universalists. Many of us who have come out of other forms of organized religion may understand what it feels like to be suffocated by dogma and rules that limit what we … read more.

Discerning Our Common Purpose Part II

Seeking our life path individually or collectively, as Unitarian Universalists, we responsibly search for truth and meaning. Using the spiritual practice of Quaker discernment, and our leadership retreat with Jonipher Kwong (regional rep) to inform our exploration, we will consider how to deepen our intention … read more.

May I Have This Dance With You!

Life is a constant interplay between the powers within us, for which we are responsible, and the powers outside of us, over which we have less control. But like a dance, life can be a co-creative process in which we sometimes lead and sometimes follow. … read more.