2017-03-19 What If We Broke In Style through Ritual?

Rev. Morgan McLean, Worship Leader; Guess Minister, Rev. Tet Gallardo, Balázs Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry

Conversations are the best forums to wage conflict. What if they weren’t supposed to resolve conflicts? What if we are meant to learn to live with contradictions? What if we are supposed to live with our enemies? What if ritual was meant for such times?

 Rev. Tet Gallardo, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines, Manila, Bicutan Congregation. For 20+ years, she’s worked organizing women, youth, farmers, and labor interests for better legislation. She has served 30+ NGOs and as consultant for many government leaders and political campaign managers. She founded a company that helps Philippine startups establish business and develop the value chain – Amansinaya.com

2017-03-05 The Risk of Loving

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Herb Garman, Guest Worship Associate.

Risk is personal. To love is to risk having your heart broken. Daring to speak with authority is to risk appearing a fool. Taking the lead creates the risk that you will let others down (and worse, yourself). However, never risking could mean that we come to the end of our life and wonder if we lived fully. What risks are worth taking?

Consider: When have you taken a risk? What risk is worth the possibility of loss or failure?