Monday, February 8, 2016

"Thus Do We Covenant With One Another" February 7, 2016

Matt Aspin

Each week, we gather together in community and recite an affirmation. This week's sermon offers an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the powerful ideas contained in these brief lines, and recommit to bringing them to life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Balcony of Belonging: Claiming, Being Claimed, Moving Forward" January 24, 2016

Rev. Tandi Rogers

Rev. Tandi Rogers will offer her balcony view of Unitarian Universalism in today's world, using both recent data and stories from the field.  How does Westside fit into the broader story and context of the UU movement regarding the breadth and depth of congregational growth?  What do we need to know to understand our place in the larger UU whole, and to be hopeful about the next chapters in our congregational life.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

"Overcoming Obstacles to Black Lives Matter" January 17, 2016

Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock

Examining the roadblocks that keep us from commitment, and what it takes to overcome them.  White privilege, white fragility, comfort, fear, apathy, and complacency are all parts of the mixture that white people may need to overcome in order to stand with people of color on racial justice, or anything else.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"The Total Proper Use of Love" January 10, 2016

Rev. Ann Holmes Redding

Love, as we commonly use the term, can seem to be flimsy at best or vacant, certainly not a dynamic living power that can actually cast out the kind of fear that drives the violence in the world. What I have been pondering is the path of complete love and of the total proper use of love in this day and time.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

"'We Are a Justice-Seeking People..': Using Our Courage and Anger in the World" January 3, 2016

Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock

The long nights of winter used to be a natural part of life's cycle, offering us time to heal and refresh ourselves before the long labors of summer. Learn to reclaim them for the good of your body, mind, and spirit.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Miracles, Magic and Awesome Beauty: The Wonder of It All" Dec. 13, 2015

Rev Beatrice Hitchcock

Our commercialized society has changed the seasonal celebrations of Christmas and Hannukah beyond recognition from their original observances. In spite of this, and sometimes with a little help from the secular side, we can consider the roles of miracles, magic, and beauty in the seasonal celebrations of Christmas and Hannukah, and renew our own wonder in this season.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

"Nurturing a Spirit of Abundance, Gratitude, and Generosity: What a Difference You Can Make!" Dec. 6, 2015

Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock

This is the fourth in a sermon series on caring for you, your congregation, and the greater world. Learn how to bring more meaning into your life, and transform your relationship with time and money so that they go to the values you hold most dear.

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