We may think of Easter as a time of celebration, when the whole world calls out “Hallelujah!” But when you stop and think about the stories in the Bible, there was no celebrating for Jesus or the disciples. Life had fallen apart. It was hard … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Patricia Hart
The pandemic has overturned everything that was normal. Even many things we understood as “good” – like being close to people and not spending too much time alone. Dealing with uncertainty has become one of the most certain things we do every day. And, spring … read more.
In these very challenging times, as we’re staying away from our friends and trying to keep up with the news (without driving ourselves into a panic or around the bend) it feels harder and harder to know what’s true. And yet knowing what is most … read more.
One hundred years ago (and for a long time before that) people didn’t think women could be ministers – even in our liberal Unitarian and Universalist traditions. Nevertheless, some of them persisted… Come hear stories of the radically different understandings of “church” some of these … read more.
There was much opposition to the idea that women could be ministers in our tradition, back in the 19th and even the early 20th centuries. Nevertheless, some of them persisted… Hear stories of the radically different understandings of “church” that these women brought to life, … read more.
As we officially launch the 2020 Stewardship Campaign – raising funds for the 2020/2021 congregational year – let us celebrate the promise of this venerable and vital institution known as “First UU.” What is distinctive about this particular congregation, in this particular and challenging time? … read more.
One purpose for religious community is to be a place where we help one another grow into our best selves: strong in spirit, curious about new ideas, compassionate, awake – joyful and hopeful, even when the facts of the world might lead us in other … read more.
Marking Black History Month requires more of us than celebrating a few African Americans who played important roles in our country’s story. It also calls us to learn more of the social and political history that is the legacy of slavery, and that continues to … read more.
A look at how two very powerful forces in life – love and money – can pull us in opposite directions in our lives. Can minds and hearts be changed about the purpose of wealth in our world? How the voices of people of color … read more.
Why are some human beings, or families, or communities, or cultures, particularly resilient? Living through difficult challenges plays a part… but the kind of deep resilience that keeps people centered, determined and even joyful does not inevitably result from finding a way through hard times. … read more.