2014-04-27 Standing at the Threshold of Change…Will You Step Through?

Time and again, whether by choice or by circumstance, we find ourselves at the threshold of change. This is a place between endings and new beginnings frequently accompanied by ambiguity, disorientation, and hopeful yet uncertain outcomes. It is a transitional place of intense conversation between our ego voice and our soul voice. We will explore this space with emphasis on emotional, moral, and spiritual dimensions of the change experience, especially changes we can freely choose or deny. Music by Eldridge Moores, Virginia Thigpen and Nancy Lower. Primary book resource: “Transitions” by William Bridges. 

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2014-04-20 What Love is This?

Rev. Beth Banks & Caitlin Cotter, Worship Leaders; Lee Ann D’Amato, Worship Associate. 

This year Easter and Earth Day fall on the same Sunday. We’ll explore where the love of the earth and the joy of new life found in the Christian message come together. Experience a non-traditional Universalist Easter Communion ritual. Music  includes Juuliebells playing “Morning Has Broken,” “The 23rd Psalm” by Bobby McFerrin, “Rainforest Chant” by John Bowker, and we’ll close by joining the choir in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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2014-04-13 Born Again Unitarian Universalist

Caitlin Cotter, Campus Minister; Autumn Labbé-Renault, Worship Associate. 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. As Unitarian Universalists we transform ourselves in large and small ways, in community with others, as a continuing act of creativity. We also live many lifetimes in the course of our lives and we have the chance to do amazing things in those lifetimes, to make ourselves anew again and again. Our identities aren’t static, they change over time as our lives and relationships change and transform.

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2014-04-06 Tear Down This House

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Jenn Richard, Worship Associate.

“First” Sunday style worship: Children & Youth in leadership roles for first 30 min. When I talk with most UUs about transformation, we deny that we want anything to do with it. Sure, caterpillars transform into butterflies, we transform when we die, but we’re
not about to willingly engage in metamorphosis. The very nature of a fundamental change means we’d lose control, and then who knows what would happen?

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