Legend of Ratbone - Scenes 1 & 2

Posted in Theatre by starrkinguu on September 26th, 2019

Listen to scenes 1 & 2 from the original Murder Mystery Musical Comedy written by Glen Jacob. Includes songs "X Marks the Spot" and "1899".

 




What We Believe: Diversity in Theology

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on September 22nd, 2019

Unitarian Universalism is predominantly a faith of “come-inners,” those who joined the church as adults, with a minority of “born-inners,” those who were born or grew up as UUs. We may come from the faith tradition of our childhood, or we may come from no faith tradition at all. Most of us have in common, however, the experience of being raised in a tradition other than Unitarian Universalism. Stories abound of UU congregants saying, “I was always a Unitarian Universalist, but didn’t know it,” or “I finally found a church community where I could express my beliefs and have them accepted.” Gatherings of newcomers express joy at finding a community of like-minded people. Hear testimonials about "Building Your Own Theology" by Donnie Rett and Beth Ogilvie as well as a sermon by Rev. Maria Cristina.

 




Coming Home Like Rivers to the Sea

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, water ceremony by starrkinguu on September 10th, 2019

Join us as we gather for our annual water ceremony to welcome another year together and recommit ourselves to our shared spiritual journeys and ministries. The Water Ceremony ritual was created in 1980 by two Unitarian Universalist women—Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview. They considered water as more than simply a metaphor; That water is elemental and primary, calling forth feelings of awe and reverence. Today, this ritual speaks to our connectedness to one another, to the totality of life, and our commitment to environmental justice. We believe that Water is Life and choose water as a symbol of our solidarity with communities struggling to have access to clean water. You are invited to bring water from your favorite place (including your kitchen sink) for our water ritual.




Protest, Resistance & Empowerment

Posted in Labor, Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on September 2nd, 2019

Labor Day Service (Bob Britton);

"Self Employed" by David Ignatow (Emily Watkins), "The Sign in My Father's Hands" by Martin Espada (Bob Britton), "Poem by Poem" by Juan Felipe Herrera (Mary Lasick), "Bent to the Earth" Blas Manuel de Luna (Ethel-May Shaw), "What Work Is" Philip Levine (Dirk Dino), from "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck (Frank Burton),

"The Life of a Digger" by Margarita Engle (Rev. Maria Cristina)




Reader’s Theater “Winds of War”

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, Values, War by starrkinguu on August 18th, 2019

Winds of War by Al Murdach. War and peace are much in the news lately. It was even bigger news in 1941. Join us to return to that time and hear about the debates that rankled the media and the public then. Hard to believe that then the U.S. public was, according to polls, 90% anti-war and pro-peace. But this would quickly change. Come and find out what this was like and what happened. You will hear a discussion sponsored by the America First Committee. Sound familiar?

Performers: Stuart Fink, Glen Jacob, Mary Lasack, and Bob Meyerson




Necessary Joy

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, Liberal Religion by starrkinguu on August 12th, 2019

When in times of struggle, why should we feel joyful? Join us for musical offerings and thoughts on joy.




The Write Stuff

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, books by starrkinguu on August 11th, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the joy of books, writing, and the creative process. Bring a book to put upon the alter for our annual book communion. Hear testimonials by Stuart Fink, Al Murdach, Emily Watkins, and Glen Jacob.




The Horse That Almost Got Away

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on August 7th, 2019

Psychiatrist D. W. Winnicott writes that we often go about our lives with an attitude of compliance, as though the world is something to be fitted in with, demanding adaptation. The attitude of compliance tells us to put our dreams away in the back of the bottom drawer of the chest of drawers. But our dreams are part of creative living, Winnicott says, which makes life worthwhile. On this Sunday, we stand up for the world of dreams and for pulling dreams through into reality as a source of creativity, aliveness, and self-actualization.




Pride Sunday

Posted in Gay rights, Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on June 30th, 2019

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which gave rise to the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/2Spirit Liberation Movements. Hear testimonies from Wayne Bennion, Anne Harader, Frank Howell & Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa.




Religious Education Sunday

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, Childrens Religious Education by starrkinguu on June 8th, 2019

Religious Education Sunday - Join us as we celebrate another year of accomplishments by our RE children/youth and honor our RE teacher volunteers. We will dedicate two children, Lilly and Ollie, and celebrate entering Middle School for Hank and coming of age for Cara.





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