Approaching Thanksgiving can be a good time to examine our history and consider where we came from. We’ll consider the Wampanoag version of Thanksgiving history, share cornbread and apple cider, and learn about “justice across borders,” the theme for this year’s Guest at Your … read more.
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Colonial New England had a tradition of election sermons, sermons preached to the newly elected government meant to guide the elected in godly ways. It seems timely to consider what past elections have taught us and what we need to prepare for as we … read more.
Both individuals and institutions remember their histories in particular ways, shaped not only by what happened in the moment, but also by our perceptions and even by what happened subsequently. Yet, we rely on having a past to know how to live into our … read more.
What do mean when we say UUFM is a Safe Haven? A safe haven for whom? From what? What if we imagine that we are creating a safe haven not for ourselves, but for those who most need a safe haven. How would that … read more.
As we struggle with climate change, wild animals encounter more threats. They are less safe. Domestic animals get safety and sanctuary from humans. We will recognize the blessings animals bring to us, and give them blessings in return. We’ll consider ways to make room … read more.
Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, of the UU Fellowship of Topeka, joins us. The National Children’s Sabbath initiated by the Children’s Defense Fund provides an opportunity to look at how we are caring for the most vulnerable in our communities. From birth to young adulthood, what … read more.
Traditionally, sanctuary is a safe place because it is sacred. Its sacredness kept soldiers and law enforcers from violating it by seizing people. With increased secularization and religious pluralism, there’s less agreement on what places are sacred. At the same time, we can all … read more.
George Bush’s political downfall may have been “the vision thing,” as he famously named it. He’s not unlike many of us who struggle to name what our vision is. We may dream impossible dreams, but actually pursuing a vision, through the tragic gap, the … read more.
We all have visions we wish to achieve, even if we haven’t said them out loud. What keeps us from seeing clearly where we might go and what we might achieve? What keeps us from accomplishing the vision once we see it? Our convener … read more.