Speaker: Rev. David Schwartz

The Center of Our Values

Our seven principles articulate our core values and virtues: a proposed eighth principle would add active work toward racial justice to that list. And an overhaul to the principles proposes a whole new way to think about it. What does that mean and why, practically, … read more.

How We Believe

For more than two centuries, the principles and purposes of our tradition have changed in their expression and remained constant at the same time. How do we articulate what we believe in a creed-less religion?

Roe vs. Wade at 50

On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the rights of women — turned on its head last spring — we grieve, and we consider the road ahead for reproductive justice, and challenges to the “inevitability” of progress.

 

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MLK Sunday

On this Sunday celebrating the life and work of Dr. King, we look at the ways racism is woven into the fabric of the nation — and the distance we’ve travelled and the work that still lies ahead.

 

Recording link: https://youtu.be/gLRSB4KT-sw

Active Hope

We are a people of hope, and often it’s an ordinary thing: woven into the fabric of daily living as an active practice, not just something that happens to us. We begin the new year letting go of the old, and actively hoping for the … read more.

Unboxing Day

A joyful and informal Christmas morning service. Come in pajamas, sip cocoa and coffee as we gather to unwrap (literally) this service of Christmas stories and carols, present by present.

One service at 10:00am only.

Solstice Service

Gather outdoors in person around a bonfire for this annual celebration of longest night! Bring warm clothes and good spirits for this gathering to drive the dark away. (Because it’s outdoors in the evening, we regret this service will not be live streamed.)

Blue Christmas

Inside a season of joy is also a season of loss and grief. This quiet evening service is for anyone not feeling merry and bright. We’ll ackowledge and hold that reality with grace, humor, and honesty.

Out of One, Many

Chaos and complexity are the mathematical foundations of our world — and a good description of how life often seems to feel! Spend the morning exploring the planless plan of the universe.

 

Recording link: https://youtu.be/QPagoAiYxxI

American Dreaming

On the Sunday before the election, tools for living in the tragic gap between what our American democracy calls us into, and who we are. (Don’t forget it’s daylight savings time today!)

 

Recording link: https://youtu.be/yYwKhyMMW0g

All Souls Remembrance

In our annual All Souls service, we honor and commemorate those in our lives and church family who have died. We join together in bittersweet memory and love as we reflect on the fleeting and precious gift of life.

 

Recording link: https://youtu.be/1UE528R0rm8

Blessing of the Animals

Celebrate the animals in your life! Bring your sociable, able-to-travel pets and critters to this outdoor service of appreciation for our non-human companions. It’s going to be a zoo!

Recording link (partial service due to technical difficulties): https://youtu.be/wO5pqIbMtZ0

Why We Need Critical Race Theory

We have the choice to face the reality of race in this country and the color line which divides us — or to bury our heads in the sand. How do we face the reality of our past and present without guilt and shame?

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