The moral code of our society is shaped by honor and shame. For better or worse these are the tools of social change. Join us as we explore the history and possibility of using these to leverage the transformation of our society to one that promotes equity and justice for everyone.
Easter tells the timeless story of death and rebirth. Spring brings us the real-time story of the Earth’s transformation from cold, to its rebirth in warmth. This Sunday let’s use these stories to remember the ways we can be reborn into our own lives.
For April’s theme of Transformation, we will focus on Gender and the various ways we categorize gender: identity, expression, orientation, and biology. We will explore the limits of the standard “binary” way of seeing gender and the liberation which develops out of a transformation to gender variance.
The Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship celebrates the installation of their third settled minister, the Reverend Dr. Linda Barnes.
April 2, 2017 – Rev. Linda Barnes & Other Questionable Characters
Join us for our traditional April Fools Day service in which we celebrate the holy in the humorous, the miraculous in the merry, and the sacred in the silly. This is our day to make fun of ourselves with humor and foolishness. Come dressed in your most outrageous Sunday best. Bring your children and any instrument for a shared band experience.
Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes, Worship Leader
“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it,” says Goethe. Let us consider together how we can step into our lives without clinging so tightly to our desire outcomes that we miss magic and possibility.
Our fears can immobilize us or serve as our guides. They reveal to us what we care about. Join us as we explore how we individually and as a community might welcome these less-than-ideal companions as conveyors of insight.
We are guaranteed nothing in life except life itself, and what we get is an adventure, not always a happy one but always a learning experience as well as joy, fear, and maybe even despair. Come join us as members of our congregation share their spiritual journey on The Road Less Traveled By.
In moments of wisdom and clarity, we realize that the risk of no change is far greater than the risks demanded by our dreams. With a nod to our past, let’s acknowledge the challenges we’ve taken to build our beloved community and commit once again to a bold future together.
February 26, 2017, Rev. Paul Sawyer, Minister, First Universalist Society of Hartland, Vermont
The Rev. Paul Sawyer will share stories from the Old Universalists to the present day, reflecting on the saving power of love—many different kinds of love, and many different ideas of what it might mean to be “saved”—in an effort to bring some concrete examples to some ideas we often talk about in the abstract, and to invite you to reflect on the “Love Saves” stories of your own life.