A Month of Sundays!

Sunday services are at 10:30 am. Nursery care is available, as well as Religious Exploration (RE) for children and youth.

To hear past sermons, see our Sunday Sermon Library page.

Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth

June 3-July 8, 2018

What if we lived life truly connected to the Creation and our Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part? In this series we will explore six essential ideas found in Creation Spirituality–a way of living within the community of earth that deepens our reverence for life, participates in the creativity of the cosmos, and develops our passion for justice and human transformation. It compels us to lead lives of spiritual inquiry, creativity, and prophetic action as our sacred work in the world.

June 3 – Creation as Blessing/Blessing of the Bikes and Hikes

The Universe, and all life within it, is fundamentally a blessing, fundamentally good, and created to flourish–including us. This doesn’t prevent hardship and difficulties, but it does strengthen us as we go through tough times. It allows us to deepen in faith and spirituality without fear. Life in all its joys and struggles is a blessing–which means, it is something worth sharing. How might we take advantage of these long summer days in this beautiful piece of the universe to soak in the goodness of the earth, and be blessed by our connection to this interdependent web? Please bring something that signifies your intention to be out in nature this summer—a bike helmet, trekking pole, or shoes, etc. for a blessing!

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.

June 10 – Practice Makes….Human

It is through the work of spiritual practice that we move beyond fear into compassion and discover our deep and true selves. Join us this week as Rev. Rost shares how spiritual practices –whether that looks typically religious (like praying) or not (like walking) can draw us closer to who we are at our best–free and compassionate beings.

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.

June 17 – Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Creation Spirituality teaches that the spiritual journey can be understood as a dance moving in and out of four mystical paths, each with their own gifts: awe and wonder; letting go; creativity; compassion and justice. These “cycles of life” are born out of the seasons of the planet and remind us that there is a time for everything and that fluctuations of the spirit are part of being human. Join us as Congregational Administrator Rick Schwarz shares how we can experience this dance both as individuals and as a congregation as we continue to move through changes on the path to growth, vibrancy, and relevance.

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.

June 24 – Bloom Where You’re Planted

According to Creation Spirituality, every one of us carries within us the capacity to be a mystic, to be creative, to be visionary, and to be an agent for positive change. It is our responsibility to say “here I am, send me” and to cultivate our capacity to benefit the earth and all it’s creatures. In this service, Rev. Rost will explore ways we can create things in this world that will cause positive ripples into the future.

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.

July 1 – Glorious Diversity

Creation Spirituality rejoices in and courageously honors the rich diversity within the Cosmos which is expressed in every individual and embodies multiple cultures, religions, and ancestral traditions. Creation is rife with theme and variation and yet fear has driven us to try to tame, label and homogenize it. Rev. Rost will explore what we lose when we privilege dominant voices and limit perspectives and how we can create space for Glorious Diversity to be celebrated in our midst.

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.

July 8 – Healing Our World, Healing Ourselves

We live in sacred relationship with every other living thing. Our food, our health, our homes, our vocations are all part of an interconnected community. Creation hangs in the balance when we forget this connection. We acknowledge that our species and the entire earth community depends upon the healing of harm already done, moving toward sustainability for the future, and harmony that offers live-giving coexistence for all. Join us as Rev. Rost calls us to embrace our responsibility to care. Now, more than ever, is the time, if we want a future.

Children and Youth start in the Great Hall. Nursery and Pre-K care will be available.