As the waves of culture and belief systems threaten to submerge each other they encounter the corresponding waves of fear about loss of identity and tradition. And they generate distress about the loss of progress made on the path toward justice. All cultural/faith corners of our country and globe seem to see themselves under attack […]
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Rev. Leuchtenberger is our senior minister. Read more.
As religious liberals, UUs want to be explicitly welcoming to other faith traditions, and especially Islam, during this time of cultural Islamophobia. Yet UUs are also a part of the general culture and need to honestly name and address their own discomfort where it exists. This service will help us face and explore our personal […]
Throughout November we will explore and learn about Islam and our relationship with Islam. During this service Whitney Howarth and Michael Leuchtenberger will share what aspects and practices of the Islamic faith tradition they find particularly inspiring.
Our first Sunday drop-in covenant group will focus on our monthly theme of “Islam”. All are invited to participate. Rev. Lyn […]
Since our first White Supremacy Teach-In in May, the importance of talking about race and making visible the impacts of white supremacy culture on People of Color has remained as urgent as ever. As in May, we will join a large number of UU congregations as we create space for White people to face and […]
Music has a remarkable power to acknowledge our deepest agonies, to carry us through our grief, and to connect us viscerally to the hope we need to carry on. Come be surrounded and filled by music intended to heal your soul and expand your heart as we collectively witness to the sorrows of this world. […]
Our theme this month is healing – as individuals, as a community, and as a nation/world. We all experience hurt and suffering throughout our lives yet asking for help can be difficult. The church is here to support the healing we long for and deserve. So, how do we actually care for one another? What […]
There is a story of two ex-prisoners of war meeting for the first time after many years. When one asks the other whether he had forgiven his captors yet, the second one is clear: “No, never.” “Well then,” the first prisoner replies, “they still have you in prison.” The practice of forgiveness can be a […]
I like to think of Unitarian Universalists as “Athletes of the Heart.” And just like any athlete, our health and success depend on a solid warm-up preparing us to be our best, our compassionate best – a warm-up greatly enhanced by stretching our tendons of generosity and loosening our muscles of giving with joy. Calling […]
As we re-gather in our own beautiful sanctuary for our annual water communion service we will be mindful of the many people in our larger community who no longer feel safe in our midst as the threat of deportation looms wherever they go.
Our water communion ritual honors the varied stories that join us together – […]