• Welcomed by Design
    Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman Moment of Perspective – A Story About Welcome – AJ Fox This morning’s opening words were written by Monica Jacobson-Tennessen. Welcome! What you bring—who you are—enriches us all.We say “Welcome” to your joy, your hope, your pride.We say “Welcome” to your grief, your fear, your … Read more
  • The House that Equity, Inclusion, and Access Built
    Ekklesia Students As we explore the Gifts of Welcome together, some of us may need a gentle reminder to welcome ourselves. Hear these words from poet Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and dramatist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. Love After Love by Derek Walcott The time … Read more
  • Welcome: An Exercise in Being, Belonging, and Becoming
    Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman The opening words are Bring Your Broken Hallelujah Here by Rev. Theresa I. Soto Bring your broken hallelujah here.Bring the large one that is beyond repair.Bring the small one that’s too soft to share.Bring your broken Hallelujah here.I know that peopleHave told you that before … Read more
  • Awakening the Lotus: Walking the Buddha’s Path in the Ozarks
    Message by David “Katya” Ketchum
  • Whoever You Are, We Welcome You
    By Rev. Phil Lund The opening words are “Come, Come,” adapted from Rumi by Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi. Come, come, whoever you areCome with your hurts, your imperfections, your places that feel raw and exposed.Come, come, whoever you areCome with your strengths that the world shudders to holdCome … Read more