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Sunday, April 23: "Until It Is Faced" by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

James Baldwin said, "Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced."  The last few weeks have seen tremendous upheaval within the Unitarian Universalist Association, as a controversy over racist hiring practices has led to the resignation of the UUA president and two senior staff.  This has sparked a denomination-wide conversation over how white supremacy has functioned in our religion's history and still functions in our present day.  Over the next few weeks more than 500 UU churches all around the country are having a service on this topic.  Come and learn what the controversy is about, what is meant by white supremacy, and what our movement is doing to better realize our vision of the beloved community for the future.  After the service there will be the opportunity for further discussion.

 

Sunday, March 19: "An Ancient Beauty"--Spring Equinox Service by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

In honor of the Spring Equinox, join us for a service celebrating the beauty of Spring and the promise of this season of renewal. 

 

Sunday, February 19: "Reflections on the Hero's Journey" by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

What makes a hero? Drawing on Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" we will look at different examples of the hero's journey in myth, scripture, and history. What lessons can we apply to our own journey?

 

Sunday, January 22:  "The 7 Minute Spiritual Workout" by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

In this service we will examine wonder, gratitude, and compassion as key concepts that ground us as ethical/spiritual beings, help us live our UU values, and encourage a daily life that is happy, resilient, and responsive to the needs and opportunities around us. Then we will explore a simple spiritual practice to bring more of each into our life.

January 15 Sermon:  "Say Her Name" by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

On this MLK Day weekend, join us for a service celebrating African-American women who have been on the cutting edge of the fight for freedom and justice throughout American history, including those who are still fighting today.

November 20 Sermon, "Now What?" by Jamie Hinson-Rieger. 

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Click here to read the poem referenced in the sermon.

If you would like to contact Jamie about this sermon, email him at jamie@uui.org.

The 2016 election violated long-standing norms of American democracy, both in the language used and the policies proposed. With the crashing and burning of both the Republican and the Democratic establishment, it seems there has been a sea change in what is possible in American politics. We now face an unknown future. In this service we will discuss how our UU principles call us to respond.