Speaker: The Reverend Emily Melcher

How Will WE Bless the World? – Video

with Effie Brown,
UUCWI’s Virtual Choir,
David Edwards, Director, Erin Howard, Accompanist

Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash

We tend to think of the word “vocation” in terms of an individual’s calling, typically to service beyond themselves. Indeed, being part of a congregation may lead to the discovery … read more.

In the Generous Pocket of Silence – Video

In this season of ding-a-ling-a-ling, what would it mean for us to find ourselves in what poet Billy Collins calls “the generous pocket of silence”?

With Ruth Richards; music by the UUCWI Chalice Choir, David Edwards directing, and accompaniment by Erin Howard.

Blue Christmas Vespers Service

For many, the holiday season, with its hustle and bustle and its expectation of joy, is a difficult time. If you’re struggling this season with losses, grief, distance from friends or loved ones, worry for the world, loneliness, or anything else, please join us for … read more.

What’s Your SOS? (Video)

Psychologist of religion Kenneth Pargament coined the phrase “spiritual orienting system” to describe the “habits, values, relationships, and beliefs that express one’s spirituality or sense of the sacred.” While many Unitarian Universalists don’t find the notion of a God or gods … read more.

“Whose Bodies Matter?” (Video)

Spoiler alert: Of course, the answer is that everyone’s body matters. That goes without saying for Unitarian Universalists. Or does it? It seems to me that shame wreaks havoc with us as well, and sometimes “it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness,” to … read more.