Do you wonder about the Unitarian story? We celebrate 450 years of struggle for religious freedom, the legacy that has been handed down to us and where we might take it. This is Rev. Judy’s final Sunday with us. Please also come and meet Rev. … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Judy Tomlinson
We will explore Dr. King’s legacy, our UU connections with the civil rights movement and possibilities for the future. We will outline how the system of racial injustice was built.
Literature referenced in the sermon:
Like Janus we gather with part of us looking backward and part of us looking forward. Another year is coming to an end. This is a time of letting go. At the same time, the New Year is rich with possibilities.
These services will focus on the meaning of Christmas, especially in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. We will tell stores, read the Gospels, and sing carols – including our traditional singing of Silent Night by candlelight.
Sandra Day O’Connor: “We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”
This church is going through a number of transitions. Shortly into the new year you will welcome an Interim Minister. The interim period is a neutral zone between settled ministers. How can you make the most of it?
Gratitude is a spiritual practice. When we have abundance in our lives then it is the natural response–that and to give back. The more difficult thing is to be grateful even if we are disappointed or, as Rumi says, “even if . . . a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture.”
The people of this good church have had to say some difficult goodbyes. We will reflect on what it means to say goodbye. Yet this is also a beginning. You have welcomed me with open arms. Thank you. Let’s begin our short journey together.