Monday, December 5, 2016

Praise Service: Hope in a Time of Darkness December 4, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

The second theme of Advent in the Christian tradition is Hope. As we broadly explore the season of renewal how does hope become a powerful reminder of our future? 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"The Season of Renewal: Faith and Gratitude at Thanksgiving" November 27, 2016

Rev Alex Holt

This is the first of four Sunday services using the Advent themes of Faith, Hope, Service, and Love. How do faith and gratitude walk together in our contemporary UU religious tradition?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Fifth Source: Can Wisdom Be an Idolatry of the Mind? Nov. 20, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

The Fifth Source is hugely admired in our largely humanist movement. Does religious humanism become so orthodox that it presents us with an idolatry of mind rather than mind and heart?

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Monday, November 14, 2016

"A Stone of Hope" November 13, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

Today the sun rose in red states and blue states alike. Today many are in despair and disbelief in those states. How do we own our feelings? How do we as religious liberals respond to our fellow citizens not as the enemy but as seekers of happiness? 

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"Beyond Categorical Thinking" November 6, 2016

Jo Victoria, Representative Unitarian Universalist Association

As our Congregation embarks on a journey to call its next minister, Jo Victoria will challenge us to promote inclusive thinking and avoid unfair discrimination during our search process. We will be encouraged to put our Unitarian Universalist values into action as we find the minister who is the best fit for us. This service continues themes explored during a workshop on "Beyond Categorical Thinking" held the previous day.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

"Buddhist Perspectives on Death" October 30, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

What are the Buddhist perspectives on death and the self? Rev. Alex will address this question and offer stories from his own experience as someone whose life is deeply aligned with Buddhist teachings. In addition, this service will offer an "In Memoriam Tribute" to the loved ones of members and friends who passed-on during the year.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

"The Politics of God" October 23, 2016

Rev. David Bloom

Does God care who wins elections? If so, what would be the criteria for God's judgment? Or, can we even conjecture that there is a God that is conscious of human behavior and therefore interested in affecting it...or even able to? A favorite speaker at Westside, Rev. Bloom is an American Baptist minister with more than thirty years of ecumenical leadership experience in Seattle on social justice.

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