Aug. 30, 2020 sermon. How do you talk with others about your needs, hopes, and boundaries during a pandemic? How can we have conversations about consent that feel good? Rev. Diana Smith reflects on how we can support each other in this pandemic school and church year.
Nov. 29, 2020 sermon. In Eastern thought three poisons are named: Greed, Anger, and Misperception; all three lead to individual and collective suffering. The antidote to suffering is compassion. To celebrate the environmental work of the United Nations, the Green Sanctuary Team invites Dr. Udaykumar’s reflections on how the environmental crisis can be addressed by cultivating and practicing compassion towards the planet and all sentient beings.
July 5, 2020 sermon. UUS member Hilary Higgens shares a perspective created from her observation of cows on her family’s farm in northwest Iowa in the 1960s. A retired nurse and educator, Hilary invites us to use levity and trust to explore our paths and see where we wish to continue and where we wish to choose a new path.
July 19, 2020 sermon. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education, this service explores the Unitarian Universalist perspectives on sexuality and our internationally acclaimed Our Whole Lives curriculum. Dr. Melanie Davis is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Program Manager.
Dec. 13, 2020 sermon. Rev. Diana Smith reflects on how our sense of hurry and desire for quick results helps perpetuate systems that are oppressive, non-inclusive, and anti-democratic. Practicing stillness can help us better align ourselves with the larger goals of justice we seek.