Becoming Alive Again

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman The observance of both Easter and Passover provide an opportunity for us to remember sacred stories that have breathed life into weary people for thousands of years. As we feel the weight of our own weariness, may we be reminded that we, too, can become alive Read more…

Committed to Growing

by Emmie Seaman Ode to Dirty Fingernails by Dacia Reid Echo of woodpecker wafts on morning airWorm spouts pock the pathPurple spears of crocus reach heavenward Repeating shrill of bird callCelebrates the golden pink dawn horizonand new blue sky line Burgeoning skeletal branchesMysteriously expand in the growing lightWondrous greening – Read more…

Spring Spirit

Betty Ridge and Susanne Bounds offer a message observing and celebrating the spring equinox. Moment of Perspective – Spring is like a perhaps hand Persephone, our AV Coordinator, shares a few thoughts about Spring followed by a Spring poem by E.E. Cummings. The opening words are a quote by Thich Read more…

Committed to Serving

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman
I am only one; but still I am one.
I cannot do everything; but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
May it be so for us today!

Committed to Change

Our opening words are  “Many Paths” by Martha Kirby Capo. As we enter this sacred, silent space,Let us renew both our commitment and our covenant:There are those among us who have endured a loss in the past week;May their hope be uplifted again in this community of faith.There are those Read more…

The Building Blocks of Beloved Community

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman Rev. Jan Christian, Congregational Life Staff for the Pacific Western Region of the UUA wrote: “Establishing and maintaining Beloved Community depends on establishing and maintaining covenantal relationships. The covenant is our sacred promise of meaningful relationship, which we mutually develop by inquiring into our deeply held Read more…

Loving Our Enemies

by Jaimee McGuire Dust of Snow by AJ Fox Our opening words today are Do Not Be Alone Right Now, by Rev Karen G Johnston. Do not be alone right now. Gather together. Gathering together grows courage: in ourselves and in others who see the numbers swelling. It is a Read more…

To Be Loved

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman An exploration of the many ways we practice love, especially those that build Beloved Community. As Love Moves Outward Activity Our Director of Religious Education, AJ Fox, shared this meditation on love as part of the Valentine’s Day service on February 14th, 2021. It was partially Read more…

Walking with the Wind

The Beloved Community [is] not a goal or destination, and it was not any kind of idealistic, Christian utopian dream, but instead a way of being – spiritually, politically, economically, emotionally, intellectually. Beloved Community is an attitude, an orientation of the heart; it’s a disciplined understanding of your own relationship to other people, to everyone else on the planet, to every living thing. If you are religious, this is a religious discipline, and it goes by many names. If you are seeking spiritual wholeness, spiritual balance, it is a spiritual discipline. If you are an ethical humanist, it is a deliberate moral stance. It is a daily practice, a spiritual politics, that requires inclusivity, nonviolence, and the hard discipline of radical hospitality. It requires love, agape…