January 1 No Service Today As a New Year Begins Prayer By Kate Lore - UUA.org Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives:
What lessons have we learned in the past year and which new ones now call us forward?
To whom do we still owe an apology or expression of thanks?
And with whom must we draw fresh boundaries?
As we pause from our regular rhythms of rush-rush-rush, we open ourselves to new perspectives and possibilities. We give thanks for these moments and for the wisdom they afford us. May they help bring us together in the sacred dynamics of life so that we—as individuals and as members of this community—might reach our full potential. As we step across this threshold, let this new year be a year of greater awe and gratitude, Of deeper kindness and acceptance, and more courageous acts of conviction. For a kinder, more equitable and sustainable world is not only possible, she is on her way. And in the quietness of this sacred community, we can ever hear her breathing. Amen.
January 8 10:30 AM “In the Spirit of Joy” With Briana Melom This Sunday we'll explore justice work rooted in joy. What can we do to serve each other as our country faces a significant transition in the coming weeks? How do we stay engaged in the world's great challenges while maintaining self-care? January 15 10:30 AM What Do I Say After I Say, “I’m a Unitarian Universalist?” With the Spirit of Life Board Members We will be using the “Articulating Your UU Faith” course hand out with the above title as a basis for this service. Who are we as UU’s? What binds us together as a community?
“We believe and live as if life, indeed all existence, matters.”
You can view a copy of the handout at this address.
January 22 10:30 AM “Fire Communion Meditation” with Angela Stevens and Lucinda Hudson The Fire Communion ritual encourages reflection of the passing year and hope for the promise of the year to come. Join us for this unique meditation service.
January 29 10:30 AM “Book Discussion” Our book discussion will be of Barbara Kingslover's The Poisonwood Bible. For those who would like to know about this novel, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poisonwood_Bible. This novel has been around for some time, so you should have an easy time finding copies at the second-hand bookstore as well as in the Public Library.