Speaker: Rev. Julia McKay

Change, Grief, Blessing and Possibility

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It has been said that “change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind: To the fearful it is threatening… To the hopeful it is encouraging… To the confident it is inspiring.” Come explore the different aspects of change … read more.

The State of the Congregation Address

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Each year at this time, we host a Worship Service followed by our mid-year annual meeting that explores the current state of our ministry and discusses future plans. For decades, we have been gathering in very specific ways. … read more.

Intention vs Impact

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We often say: “I didn’t mean to…” But it’s like bumping someone in the head with your elbow — you didn’t mean to do it, but it still hurts. Something has happened. When we are working with such sensitive issues … read more.

The Five Puzzle Pieces

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UU Religious Educator, Kirsten Hunter, says that there are five parts that make up a whole intention: Imagine. Act. Reflect. Forgive. Heal. Come explore the power of setting new year’s intentions rather than new year’s resolutions. What’s the difference?

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Compassionate Joy

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What’s joy got to do with compassion? The Hebrew root for “joy,” used 54 times in the Hebrew scriptures — ‘ranan’ (pronounced ‘raw-nan’) — means “to shout, to cry out” and to “overcome.” Our shouting for joy trains the lungs … read more.

Unabashed Joy

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Joy doesn’t wait for struggle to be over. The Divine Feminine, in the face of Mary, “rejoices” in the iconic scripture passage during her pregnancy. Yet, this is a state of affairs that would have put her in a position … read more.

Elusive Joy – A Blue Holiday Service.

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This Sunday, we begin our holiday worship series on JOY. Yet, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are dealing with loss of some kind, especially as COVID seems so relentless and ongoing. And certainly, joy might … read more.

Who Holds History?

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As we near the winter holiday season, we call to mind memories, myths, and stories from many traditions. Humans have always recognized the power of memory to influence, shape, and guide us. In the past few years’ our Soul Matters … read more.