It’s a rare person in the US today whose life is not touched by addiction. Whether we ourselves live with addiction or have a family member or close friend who does, most of us have at least a glimpse of addiction’s impact. Today, we’ll explore … read more.
Speaker: The Rev. Emily Melcher
Heather McCoy and Darren McCoy
From the person who keeps an extra everything “just in case”, to those of us who have simply accumulated more stuff than we need, our possessions can too easily come to possess us. No wonder there are … read more.
Everyone dies. Whether death is near and palpable or apparently so distant that it yet yields to our denial of it, its inevitably leads us variously to reflect on, fear, plan and prepare for, deny, or simply wonder about the end of life. How do … read more.
On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we’ll tackle what womanist ethicist Emilie M. Townes calls “the fantastic hegemonic imagination,” and explore how The Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny and the cultural constructs of race have created the United States as we know it.
~ with Mavis Cauffman … read more.
Every one of us experiences change: a new relationship, divorce, job loss, family changes, moving, health issues, the end of relationships, and, ultimately, our own deaths. Our beloved UUCWI has also experienced significant changes in the past two years. Transitions specialist William Bridges writes, “It … read more.
We have arguably passed the point of no return on climate change. In light of that unbearable reality, it can be tempting to close our eyes and ears to the impacts of climate change – both those close in, and those further off in the … read more.
The Rev. Emily Melcher and others from UUCWI who attended GA in Spokane in June will share some of their reflections on that time. All are welcome to learn about perspectives from our greater UU community.
The Reverend Emily Melcher, preaching
What difference has UUCWI made in your sense of community, of interconnectedness, of covenantal relationships, of connection and caring?
The Reverend Emily Melcher with Becky Myrick and Eileen Soskin
As we welcome new members into our congregation, we consider the meaning of membership and covenant, and what it means to continually widen our circle(s) of belonging.
The Wonder of Christmas … 4 pm
“Let there be a season when holiness is heard, and the splendor of living is revealed. Stunned to stillness by beauty we remember who we are and why we are here.” ~ Rebecca Parker
Such is Christmas Eve. Please join us at 4pm for a traditional service of carols, stories and reflection, candle lighting and love. We will rejoice in the blessings and gifts of this season that have been celebrated in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of time.
Worship Leader: Terra Anderson