There are many concepts and teachings from the Judaic faith tradition offering wisdom and truth amidst the breaking and remaking world. Jewish mysticism is here to inspire us and contemplate our role in the healing and restoration of humanity and our hurting planet.
Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister Reverend Becky will lead us to discover secrets and ideas that might just help us persevere and even thrive during these uncertain
To live here is to lose something.
Every single human being is moving through this life while mourning a letting go: of someone they loved, their old story about God, their former image of country, the earlier mythology of their family, their belief in the goodness of people, the disconnection of a treasured relationship, of their sense of optimism about the future.
The loss here is universal. If we lean hard into this truth, we can trace the source of
What happens after we die?
We all live with this fundamental question hovering in the periphery of our minds.
A fortunate few of us find absolute answers in our theology, others in Science.
Most of us however, live somewhere in between, with far more mystery than certainty. What if there was something in between: a way of being rooted in the here and now, while still courting our better angels?
Whether we think we go to Heaven, Hell, or the
A Reverent Reverend: The Currency of Community and a Path to Interfaith Ministry with Reverend Rebecca Jaine Suzik
Rebecca Jaine Suzik has been a member of UU PEACE Fellowship for the past decade and currently serves as the Religious Youth Director. Joining and serving our lay-led Fellowship prompted her realization and calling as an Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister. Last month she became ordained after completing an intensive
In the words of Rev. Claudia M. Frost: “Wouldn’t you like to know the secret of life? Would it make a difference in the choices you make and how you live your life? Join us for this worship service and I will share the secret as it is known to me.”
We usually think that our progress internally and in the world comes from what we do: from our activity, movement, and performance. Our efforts do matter, but sometimes the real renovation happens in the temporary ceasing, in the waiting, in the rests between the notes of our doing. There is wisdom in the pauses of our lives. Let’s spend some time there.
Human hands will catch us when we are born and will care for us when we die. In this service, we will consider the amazing and terrible capacities of human hands throughout our lifespan
June is internationally recognized as the LGBTQ+ Pride month. This Sunday, let’s examine the connotations of the word ‘pride’; revisit and commemorate the ongoing human struggle for equality and inclusion; and find things in our own lives of which we can be proud.
This Sunday marks Juneteenth, commemorating the day in 1865 when all slaves in this nation were declared unequivocally free, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. One hundred and fifty-seven years later, the question is, “Why aren’t we all free yet—and what can we do about it?”
Resilience is not easy. Starting over is never simple, and yet it is the work that leads back to life.
For the last few years we’ve feared moments like this were coming. Week after week, both Individually and collectively, we’ve watched the world in front of us and worried that the worst-case scenario would play itself out. The bad news is that in so many cases, it has. That’s also the good news. Join us for an honest conversation about the place people of faith, morality, and conscience occupy when it all hits the fan.
The philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “In difficult times, carry something beautiful in your heart.” Our times call for courage, commitment, hope and self-love. And all of these are sustained by beauty. It’s one of the most important secrets to successful social change and social survival: When we carry beauty, it carries us. This morning we reflect on various dimensions of beauty in our lives.
There isn’t a human being who has ever called the planet home who hasn’t wondered about the purpose for their presence here. The question of why is a universal one but so too is the difficulty in completely answering it. No matter our finances, our privilege, our nation of origin, our education, we can’t exempt ourselves from all of the mysteries of life. Maybe we can’t know everything—but the good news is that we already know more than we realize.