John Ashby, Worship Leader; Amanda Caudle-Larkin, Worship Associate
Acting out of Faith leads to a better world than Reacting out ofFear. Courage is not the absence of fear, but is facing fear and acting courageous anyway. For UUs, the Faith that guides us can range from a faith that humans can do better, to a faith in a supernatural sacred, to everything in between. Or morning services will be giving a UU perspective to prepare for the Celebration of Abraham event the same day.
What are some of the enduring theological messages that ground our religious faith? What gives each of us the authority to claim our theology as valid? New and longtime members of UUCD join Beth in the pulpit to share their understanding of enduring UU theological messages. For six intense weeks, participants from the Fire of Commitment class explored The Universalists andUnitarians in America by Rev. John Buehrens. Before the service, consider, “What is one Unitarian Universalist belief central to your life?” If you’re thinking of the Principles and Purposes, I’d encourage you to consider what religious beliefs might be supporting them.
Michele Norris, known for her in-depth commentary on politics and issues in America, wanted to eavesdrop on everyday conversations about race. Much to her amazement, she started by discovering the secret stories in her own family. These stories told a history of lives paving the way for the Civil Rights Movement, and gave a vision of Martin Luther King Jr.
Laura Thompson, Worship Leader; Ben Bazor, Worship Associate.
We draw moral authority from many experiences and sources. Our UU tradition names six sources. Within those six sources are endless possibilities. What sources form and guide your moral authority? “Flutes!” performs from Holst’s “The Planets”
Alexandra Lee-Jobe & Adrean Dills, Worship Leaders
First Sunday Intergenerational. Ranier Maria Rilke wrote, “Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart…” Start the new year by identifying the questions that direct your life. Julie Shroeber, Carlena Wike, and Eli Norris speak about questions central to their lives.
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”