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Living the Seventh Principle: Shinrin Yoku and Forest Therapy

The Japanese practice of forest meditation gives us the chance to reconnect with the natural world with patience and wonder. Debra Anyu Savelle is a certified forest guide for forest therapy and will lead several groups the week of October 2-7.

Looking Ahead

This service will kick off our annual canvass.  But to look ahead to the next year (and decade, and century), we will start by looking back, back to our church’s almost 200 years of existence, back to the start of the Unitarian and Universalist movements here in the U.S. and in Europe, and back even further, … Continued

Courage and Ministry

This will be a Q&A service where people can ask Rev. Alex questions about ministry and congregations. Questions should be filled out in advance and sent to Jodi.

Allhallowseve: The Courage of it All

Allhallowseve is a Christian based remembrance of those who have died. How would it look from a UU perspective? Is it more than costumes and candy? Is there courage in facing the darker days whether of death or winter?

Veterans Day: How the Military Changed Us

Bridgett Reeb, Rich Chafey, and Bob Ackerman are all veterans and will explore how being in the military changed their lives. Please join us to remember veterans and appreciate the presentations of Bridgett, Rich, and Bob.

The (Cooking) Lessons of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in America can become a spiritual practice of humor and contentment. How?

Winter Holidays and Awakening

‘Awakening’ can mean many things but especially during the holiday season. How can it be a practice of patience and wonder?

Remembering the Dark: some solstice thoughts

We *might* do a solstice service or else I want to explore our visceral feelings about the dark wintertime of the year

Christmas Eve: The Wonder of it All

It’s said that Christmas is for children. Can we all find ways to embrace Wonder regardless of our religious convictions?

Blue Christmas

Many UU congregations set aside a day of reflection during the holidays to remember those who have died or who are no longer in our lives. This will be an informal service.

Atonement and Vows for the New Year

How do we find time to ritualize the letting go of our unskillful thoughts, words and deeds as this new year begins? (hint: flash paper is involved). Can we create a vow rather than a resolution for the year ahead?