Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Emily Melcher

Lessons from a Redbud

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Cultivating relationship with nature is one of the great joys of living in the Pacific Northwest with is forests and meadows, beaches and mountains. Many of us cultivate our souls as we cultivate the earth – … read more.

Pulling Together

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In 1961, two Christian denominations, the Unitarians and the Universalists, consolidated, joining together as the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Today, I’ll address the factors that led to consolidation, consider … read more.

When Way Closes – Video

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With Ken Merrell and Carolyn Goodenough.

There’s a Quaker notion that “Way Opens” before us, meaning that if we are patient in our discernment or decision-making, a path will become clear. The truth is that many of us have difficulty … read more.

Equanimity’s Near Enemy – Video

With Terra Anderson.

August 2021 Sermon Series
Aug. 1, 15, and 29
Near Enemies
The Reverend Dr. Emily Melcher

There’s a Buddhist concept called “the near enemy” that refers to unhealthy psycho-spiritual states that masquerade as healthy or desirable ones: pity masquerades as compassion; attachment as love; indifference as equanimity. … read more.

Love’s Near Enemy – Video

With Jane Hayes

August 2021 Sermon Series
Aug. 1, 15, and 29
Near Enemies
The Reverend Dr. Emily Melcher

There’s a Buddhist concept called “the near enemy” that refers to unhealthy psycho-spiritual states that masquerade as healthy or desirable ones: pity masquerades as compassion; attachment as love; indifference as equanimity. … read more.

Compassion’s Near Enemy – Video

With Mark Simpson and Ken Merrell

August 2021 Sermon Series
Aug. 1, 8, and 15
Near Enemies
The Reverend Dr. Emily Melcher

There’s a Buddhist concept called “the near enemy” that refers to unhealthy psycho-spiritual states that masquerade as healthy or desirable ones: pity masquerades as compassion; attachment as love; … read more.

Covenant and Democracy – Video

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While Unitarian Universalist congregations and our UU Association of Congregations (UUA) “covenant to affirm and promote the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large,” we aren’t, strictly speaking, democracies. We are covenantal communities. … read more.

Playing Our Way Forward

Artwork by Kathleen Myers.

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Two months ago, we launched the third phase of our Heart of UUCWI Process, inviting everyone to imagine the difference UUCWI will be making within us, among us, and beyond us five … read more.

Of Stories and Paradigms

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With Gary Piazzon.

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In her 1987 book The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, author Riane Eisler describes the history and possibilities of two radically different cultural paradigms: Partnership and … read more.