Monday, October 27, 2014

The Things We Own. The Stories They Tell - October 26, 2014

John Britt

Our mass production consumer oriented society has us both over-involved in products and, at the same time, disconnected from the people and processes that make them. Can we use the stories of the things we own to realign our values and purpose with our possessions? Come explore with me how we as Unitarian Universalists might begin to get in right relationship with our “stuff”.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

"Deep Apology" - Oct. 19th, 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

Our Jewish brothers and sisters just observed their annual Yom Kippur, a time of atonement, of making amends to those we have hurt or wronged. In their tradition, humans need to make it right with others before it can be right with God. How do we do this? Where might our minds and hearts go to make a good and deep apology?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

"Religion Gone Astray" - Oct. 12, 2014

Rabbi Ted Falcon

Considering the blessings and curses of religious teachings and institutions in the three Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), is religion itself a part of the problems plaguing our world? How can interfaith dialogue hold the key to a healing that calls us back to purpose and to meaning?

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Friday, September 19, 2014

"Where Do We Come From, What Are We? Where Are We Going?" - Sept. 14, 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

On this, our fall Ingathering Sunday, it seems a good idea to ask the question: Where is Unitarian Universalism going?  How is it evolving as a faith.  I've been a UU since I'm going to stand back, and take a long view and perspective.   How is our evolution set to serve each of us and the broader world?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There's a Thread You Follow - August 31, 2014

Kevin Lawson

As I join in community with Westside for the coming 10 months, an introductory exploration...What is my journey? What is your journey?  What might the tapestry we weave together during this year, each with our own thread, our unique journeys, come out looking like next June?   

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Where are You From? Examining our Assumptions about Race and Diversity, and Why this Question is not Benign - August 24, 2014

Aisha Hauser, DRE Eastshore Unitarian

While we tend to think of ourselves as an inclusive, welcoming faith, often we fall short of true inclusivity with our unchecked assumptions. What are these assumptions, and how can we keep them from being a barrier to beloved community?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Everyone Is My Teacher - August 17, 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

The arrival of our first full time ministerial intern, Kevin Lawson, makes me ask a question for all of us...Who is my teacher? What if everyone was my teacher? How would that change how I approach my every day?

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