Audio Archive, Oct. 1 — Courage to Go Deep: Leaning into Vulnerability

Traditionally, we see courage as an outward virtue — facing down foes, defending challenged principles. First, though, there must be a center from rise. The first step in courage is facing our vulnerabilities, so our courage is not bravado or ego, but we are acting out of our full authentic selves. How do we face our real helplessness and liabilities in order to grow into courage? Rev. Jonalu Johnstone is our speaker. Our convener is Kim Belanger.

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Audio Archive, Sept. 24 — Welcome Home: Rediscovering Heritage

As Jews celebrate their High Holy Days, we are all invited to immerse ourselves in home and rediscover the heritage and cultures that shape us. That way we can share our different ideas of home and embrace one another’s cultures. Rev. Jonalu Johnstone is our speaker. Our convener is Tom Phillips.

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Audio Archive, Sept. 17 — Welcome in the Universe

Some traditions frame the universe as over and against humanity. Another way of looking at the world is welcoming us as a natural part of the universe, working in harmony with nature. How can we feel at home in the cosmos? Rev. Jonalu Johnstone is our speaker. Our convener is Dave Lambert.

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Audio Archive, Sept. 10 — Musicale XVI

This morning’s service is our Sixteenth Musicale. Our convener is Jonalu Johnstone.

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Audio Archive, Sept. 3 — How Wide Our Welcome?

This Labor Day, we consider the spiritual, physical and community work of welcome. How well do we welcome workers of all kinds? All sorts of life experiences? Do our values match our efforts? Rev. Jonalu Johnstone is our speaker. Our convener is Shannon Skelton.

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Audio Archive, May 21 — Exploring Our Whole Lives

Fellowship member and Religious Education volunteer Molly McGaughey leads an exploration of how UU youth are encouraged to think about their bodies and their relationships in the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum. Our convener is Jonalu Johnstone.

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Audio Archive, May 14 — The Miracles We Are: How Mother Nature Conspired to Create Us

We’ll take a non-traditional approach to Mother’s Day, using the metaphor of Mother Nature. How did we become who and what we are as human bodies? How have we been shaped as a human species and as the individuals we are? Our convener is Elke Lorenz.

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Audio Archive, May 7 — Anabaptist Distinctives: What is a Mennonite?

Rev. Richard Gehring guides an exploration of the ideals and values of Mennonites. Our convener is Rev. Jonalue Johnstone.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 30 — Immigration

Fellowship members and friends speak. The topic of immigration inflames political passions and touches real lives. The ACLU has proposed Freedom Cities, and the UUA is working on a New Sanctuary Movement. We’ll consider the economics of immigration, the local impact, and what actions we might take to live out our values. Presenters are Michael Oldfather, Slawomir Dobrzanski, Marie Bovee, and Christopher Renner. Our convener is Mark Clarke.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 23 — What Would It Take to Transform Society?

We all know that the “world as it is” is not the same as the “world as it should be.” What do we do about that? There are multiple layers to the work of transforming a whole society. We’ll talk through one example that is pertinent to recent events within the UUA — white supremacy in our culture. How do we address it on the multiple levels that it exists? How does this apply to how we address other issues — the destruction of our environment, violence and militarism, consumerism, heteropatriarchy, and more. We can make a better world! Our convener is Dave Lambert.

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