Our UU Sixth Source: Spiritual Teaching of Earth-Centered Traditions

Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. A fire requires fuel, and living whole-heartedly requires spiritual sustenance. Community and Relationships? Nature and Personal Experience? Stories, Myth, or Scripture? Teachers and Leaders? Tradition? What sources do you turn to that comfort you, challenge you, and inspire you? Let us bless ourselves, and each other, by exploring our richest sources.

Guest Speaker: Rev. Amy Beltaine
Worship Leader: Linda Good

Reverend Amy Beltaine is a traveling spiritual director providing Sunday services, retreats, and spiritual mentoring as a UU ministry: conspiring with divine love to help givers uncover and use their spiritual superpowers. Amy is the past president of the Covenant of UU Pagans and on the steering committee of the UU Spiritual Directors’ network. When Hawthorne and Amy are not pulling their little home behind them they are in Portland, Oregon with beagle (Zim) and cat (Annie) and bonus-son Jack. A graduate of Meadville Lombard School for the Ministry, Amy is an accredited Spiritual Director, certified Transitions Specialist, nearly life-long earth-honoring Process-Pagan, and recent President of the Covenant of UU Pagans. Amy aspires to become a Love-Ninja.

Who Lives in Us?

As the Christian celebration of All Saint’s Day approaches, we remember those who live in and through us, and reflect on how their values and choices are our enduring companions and guides.

Worship Leader: Jane Hayes

Oh My G-d

with Rev. Bill Graves
The title to this service borrows from the Jewish tradition of refraining from saying or writing a full word representing the source of all which is unknowable and unnamable. But, even while acknowledging our inherent limitations in this subject area, some of us cannot help pondering questions such as: Is there an ultimate reality to put my faith in beyond myself? What gives me “hope”? Who or what lays claim to my life, my heart? How do I deal with the G-word when I encounter it?

Music: UUCWI Chalice Choir
Worship Leader: Mavis Cauffman