Opening to Grace

The notion of the rugged individuals who have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, all on their own, deserving personal credit for all they have accomplished is embedded in the narrative of our US culture.  And it is as wrong as it is unhelpful. Whether we call it grace or simply acknowledge that most of […]

Tikva and the Star

For each child that’s born a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.  These lyrics by UU musician Ysaye M. Barnwell, remind us that the birth of Jesus is a symbol for the miracles of life we get to experience over and over.  Today’s service will focus on a creative retelling […]

Grace Notes

While hymns might not be strictly necessary for our survival, a beloved hymn can offer grace in times of sorrow, courage in times of fear, and joy in times of celebration. As we say goodbye to the tumultuous year of 2018, we will sing some of the hymns that bring us hope, courage, and joy.