We are creatures of desire. Its fire is a blessing and a curse. And the hoped for satisfaction of our desires drives our lives. Do we really know what our deepest desires are? How do we use desire in the service of a wholesome life, a life of love and compassion?
Beloved Conversations Class Participants: Barbara Clutter, Sharon Hale, Donna Sachs, Julie Schoeber, Alexandra Lee-Jobe, Emily Burstein, Robin Datel.
From January-May, congregants from our church and the UU Society of Sacramento participated in the Beloved Conversations program, which was facilitated by Tim Burkhart, Rev. Beth, and the UUSS ministers. This curriculum enabled us to create space in which we could trust and be trusted. In this protected space, we reflected on past and present manifestations of racism and ethnic prejudice, focusing on our own examined and unexamined cultural biases. We are eager to communicate some of our learnings.
In the face of catastrophic climate change, mass extinction, and vicious hatred of anyone deemed to be “other,” how do we awaken the courageous love that can save life on Earth? How can we be effective instead of utterly overwhelmed?
Rev. Dr. Leisa Huyck was an ecologist for 20 years before becoming a minister. She is called to help our culture make the spiritualtransformation we need to live on Earth sustainably, with love and justice for all.
Milt at 98 years old delivers the seventh of his eight annual sermons (his 8th for next year already written). Milt has learned his most vital lessons through silence, observation, and discernment. Karen will nudge him to share his most poignant stories via interview and reflection. Milt’s wit and wisdom are not to be missed! Milt intends to retire from the lecture/sermon sectoron his 100th birthday.
John Ashby, Worship Leader; Amanda Caudle, Worship Associate.
“To Creed or Not to Creed, That is the Question” With apologies to Shakespeare!
UU famously does not have a formal Creed, or do we? Most denominations have (or had) a specific creed one has to agree with. The range of theologies acceptable in UU has waxed and waned over time. How did this vary, where are we now, and why does it matter so much? Hint: it does!
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”