Join Interactive Brain Analyst Debi Elliot and Rev. Kelly for a demonstration utilizing bio feedback in real time as we explore how our brains respond to spiritual practice. There is the “Summer of Service” program for children and youth at the 9:15 service only. Infant care provided at second service.
Rev. Kelly will return to the theology series with this service on pneumatology. That’s a big theological word! Come explore and experience.
One UU traditional ritual is Flower Communion, done each Spring. Bring a flower from your garden (or elsewhere) so we can celebrate the unity in our diversity.
Greta Seidohl looks at what it means to recognize blessings in a culture of highlight-reel social media and every growing interconnection. Regardless of what generation we belong to or how tech-savy we are, we each have an opportunity to look deeply at the motivation behind our words of gratitude and move forward more aware of ourselves and our surroundings.
Rev. Kelly sets the stage for us to practice what Unitarian Universalists have been saying since the 16th century: “We need not think alike to love alike.” Then our eighth graders and several adults share their statements of personal belief (credo statements). The service will include a special “Coming of Age” blessing ceremony for our eighth graders as they finish a year-long curriculum helping them to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs.
The whole Universe goes around in circles. Seasons, weeks, years and even human life, rotate even as our planet circles the sun. This week we will gather as a church family to bless and celebrate the transitions of our members within the sacred circle of life.
We invite each person in your family to bring a stemmed flower to church! You will join in our annual Flower Communion, a ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Each person places a flower in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they are redistributed. Each person takes home a different flower than the one they brought. This is a full-church service. Kids will sit with their parents. In the sermon, Rev. Kelly explores the concept of Divine Mother, found in many religions, and its potential to create peace.(Good topic since it’s Mother’s Day!)
[Due to copyright concerns, we are unable to post audio of the wonderful performances in our Music Sunday services.] Our service opens with a rhythmically centering tambourine procession led by guest artist Barbara Gail from Venice, Florida. The tambourine is much more than what we see & hear in popular music – this jingled frame drum … Continued