Taking on Love — February 5th, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Our intern minister Timothy Ellis will be here to explore the principles and values that make up our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Rev. Ellis will reflect on the history of how we built a faith tradition based on principles and commitments rather than doctrine or creed. We’ll also consider what it means for us to reflect on and refine the ways we talk about these principles and values.

Don Morishita is Worship Associate

Philosophy of Wellness — January 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Nancy Gibson will present a program about wellness. Wellness encompasses our whole being, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Holistic wellness is flexible, forgiving, and aware. Embracing the ancient traditions of civilizations that thrived on planet Earth for millennia is where we begin our wellness journey…

Nancy Gibson is a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitoner, as well as a Student Success Adviser at CSI. She is a life-long learner, teacher, counselor, and health-minded human.

Cindy Strausbaugh is the Worship Associate

By the Content of Character — January 22, 2023

The Rev. Jenny Peek will reflect on Martin Luther King. When the Rev. King dreamt his children would be judged not for the color of their skin but by the content of their character, he was visualizing a path not of color blindness but of human wholeness. Have you ever said or thought, “I don’t see color?” Or its sibling sentiments of tolerance, “I don’t care who you love,” “It doesn’t matter to me if you come from rags or riches.” Such expressions arrest King’s vision, imprisoning the potential in one fell swoop of dismissal.

Join us this Sunday, as our visiting minister Rev. Jenny Peek joins us via Zoom to share her message on the value and necessity of perceiving wholeness in order to love King’s vision into full being.

Jen Okelberry is Worship Associate.

Mindfulness Discussion – January 15, 2023

Collete Hoglund will lead a discussion. Continuing with this month’s theme of Finding Our Center, this week’s discussion will focus on mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is present moment awareness without judgment. This discussion will explore further what it means to be mindful and some of the benefits of mindfulness. Also, we will try out a few mindful practices that can be useful in our lives.

Perri Gardner is Worship Associate.

This service will not be on ZOOM.

Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence — 10:30 a.m., January 8, 2023

Don Morishita will present the program. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles used to guide our lives. Our seventh Principle affirms and promotes respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Social justice, equality, climate change, air and water quality, endangered species and recycling are just a few topics, among the many things in our lives, that are a part of the interdependent web of our existence. According to the Rev. Forrest Gilmore, our seventh Principle may be our Unitarian Universalist way of coming to fully embrace something greater than ourselves. Join us as we discuss how this Principle influences how we live our lives.

Melody Lenkner is the Worship Associate.