Throughout American history, Unitarians and Universalists have helped lead many of the social movements of their time: the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, aid to war refugees, and the improvement of life conditions for struggling Americans, among others. Join us on June 23 to celebrate four Unitarian Universalists who devoted their lives to those causes and bravely lived out the values of our denomination.
Speaker: Ilze Duarte
Each week, we light our chalice to remind ourselves to treat all people kindly. In these times of division, what does “kindly” look like? Ilze Duarte will share the lessons she has learned about kindness. Although—or perhaps because—these lessons come with contradictions and challenges, they underscore the importance of kindness as a spiritual practice.
Join us in a celebration of all the people who volunteer their time and energy to keep our congregation going. Let us take this time also to reflect on how we want to continue giving of our time and talent to contribute to the health of the congregation and our own personal growth.
Ilze Duarte will describe some traditions from around the world for commemorating the deceased. Then, we will remember our own loved ones who have departed. Please bring, if you will, a picture or other mementos to share during the service.
Now more than ever we need each other. We need the power of community. But how do we build community? How do we live peacefully and productively with those who seem to have so little in common with us? This Sunday, we will explore what it means to be in community with others and what benefits this can bring to the individual and to society.