“Don’t Yuck My Yum” has become a favorite guideline within our youth group covenant. It reminds us to notice when someone is passionate and excited about something and to be careful and kind in the way we react to that passion even if we don’t share the excitement. Our passions are core to who we […]
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Rev. Leuchtenberger is our senior minister. Read more.
As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz points out, to this day we idolize men who advocated and implemented genocide as great heroes, as embodying the essence of the American spirit. Who and what we worship speaks directly to who we are and what we can become as individuals and as a nation. As long as violence and exploitation […]
Most identities are social constructs perpetuated by our culture to help us navigate the complexities of our social interactions. The identities we claim are powerful factors shaping our lives. Societies function when we respect each other’s identities. Dysfunction emerges when some have power over others to assign the identities that frame who they can be. […]
Letting go can be liberating and joyful yet when it is forced upon us by others or circumstances it can be stressful, frightening, and sad. Religion is designed to help us navigate our losses through ritual, music, story, community and more. Religion is designed to reconnect us with hope.
Our lives are full of great expectations – of the stuff we should acquire, the schedules we could keep, and the things we ought to accomplish. The list of “shoulds” is long and powerful. What if we removed the “shoulds” from our lists and focused on what we “must do” and “want to do” instead? […]
Come join us for this calm and meditative service with singing in the style of Taizé. The service will offer a time to feel spiritual community for anyone ready to let go of the busy-ness of the season or for whom Christmas is complicated or not a part of their religious tradition.
Please enter the Sanctuary […]
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr’s prayer reminds us of the limits of our own agency as we try to control the outcomes of our lives and the lives of those around us – […]
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 […]
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 […]