A Month of Sundays

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Sunday Worship  Time: 10:30am-11:30am MT

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Meeting ID: 140 177 476

Religious Exploration – RE (and e-RE) will be going on hiatus beginning November 2021. Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!

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January 2: Threads—Rev. Christine Robinson and Major Alivia Stehlik

After attending to the newness of 2022 and thinking about the opportunities and challenges it will bring, we will turn our attention to guest preacher Major Alivia Stehlik, who will speak about her journey and its opportunities and challenges, and what she thinks of as the invisible Threads run among us all that tie our lives, or stories, and our transitions together.  Major Stehlik is a graduate of West Point, a veteran of service in Afghanistan, a physical therapist and a proud transgender woman who has testified before Congress on behalf of transgender armed service members.

 

Religious Exploration: RE (and e-RE) will be going on hiatus beginning November 2021. Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!


January 9: Our Place in the Web of Life: Gratitude for Our Place in the World–The ASUUC Green Sanctuary Team

Joanna Macy and other eco-psychologists argue that humans only will save what we love. We only feel moved by what we are connected to. As members of our larger UU community we are called to participate in the healing and restoration of our world out of love, gratitude, respect and connection. In this way we act from our highest selves. Join us on Sunday to explore how we can expand the circles of what and whom we love and feel connected to as we work towards environmental justice for all.

Religious Exploration: RE (and e-RE) will be going on hiatus beginning November 2021. Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!


January 16: Religion and Violence—The Rev. Christine Robinson

We will examine the truism that Religion (and religious differences) are a major source of conflict and violence among human beings and what our attachment to this truism causes us to not notice.

 

Religious Exploration: RE (and e-RE) will be going on hiatus beginning November 2021. Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!


January 23: There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love—The Rev. Roger Butts

Kirkus writes about this book:

Reflections on racism from 40 writers bearing witness to systemic oppression and racial injustice. Angry, rueful, and defiant, the impressive roster of award-winning writers and academics portrays a nation wracked by pain. “There’s a revolution outside, my love,” journalist and cultural critic Kirsten West Savali writes in a moving letter to her son. “Where in the world is safe for you, my beautiful, beautiful boy?” Jasmon Drain, addressing his daughter, reflects that during the pandemic, she must wear two masks: one, her skin color; the other, protection against the virus. “Your born mask brought fear. This new one redoubles it,” he writes. “There’s no vaccine for who you’ll be or how you’ll be viewed, for the unseen or visible parts that will ofttimes be assumed of you.” Protests against police brutality inspired many pieces: “Like an arrow,” writes Native American writer Layli Long Soldier, “the images of George Floyd pierced my soul.”

 

Religious Exploration: RE (and e-RE) will be going on hiatus beginning November 2021. Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!


January 31  Transcendentalism—The Rev. Christine Robinson

We will continue our investigation of the “Four Legged Stool” that is Unitarian Universalism with this sermon on Transcendentalism, the 19th century American philosophy and literary movement which in many ways defined the American Ethos and whose proponents were mostly Unitarians and Unitarian ministers. In many ways, The Transcendentalists, who believed in an entirely different sort of god than our forebear Unitarian and Universalist, paved the way for the inclusion of the 20th century Humanists in our movement.

 

Religious Exploration: RE (and e-RE) are on hiatus . Once vaccinations for ages 5-11 are approved and it is safe for our children to be back indoors, we will recommence!


How to Submit Joys and Concerns before Sunday

The sharing of Joys and Sorrows (which includes concerns) is now part of our online worship services. If you have a joy and/or sorrow to express, but you can’t join the service, you can submit it before Sunday, and we’ll include it in the service. To do that, email the church office with the subject: “Joys and Sorrows”.