Rev. Mara Dowdall

“Dayenu Redux”

As the Jewish observance of Passover comes to a close, we’ll explore the messages of this sacred festival which commemorates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt millenia ago. Rev. Mara will revisit with us a sermon she preached a few years … read more.

“Stewardship Sunday”

As we kick off our annual stewardship season, we’ll reflect on the meaning and value our faith community plays in our lives, and how we in turn can help it thrive.

Taking the World in Our Arms

This Sunday, we’ll get back to spiritual basics: How do we live the best life we can in the time that we have? Our portal to this question will be this month’s spiritual theme – balance, but we will enter in a slightly contrarian spirit, inspired by … read more.

Question Box Sunday

Our UU faith places a premium on the spiritual value of asking questions. We often say that, when it comes to the deepest issues in life, we have more questions than we do answers. This Sunday, as a celebration of our UU quest for truth and … read more.

“Love, Love, Love”

On this Sunday before Valentine’s Day, we’ll lift up and celebrate one of our four core First UU values: Love. Through powerful readings and song, we’ll explore the different ways and kinds of relationships through which love shows up in our world.

“We Need One Another” 

This Sunday, we’ll begin our exploration of “perseverance.” We often think of perseverance as an individual quality or virtue. But our ability to survive, thrive and stay the course is deeply connected to our interdependence with one another. We’ll explore how we can help one … read more.

Radical Hope

In a powerful essay he wrote last November, the novelist Junot Diaz describes “radical hope” – an ability to imagine a future goodness that transcends what we know in the present – as an antidote to our times. We’ll explore this idea, and how we … read more.