During Memorial Day weekend, we have celebrations to honor those who have defended our country in the past. But can patriotism go too far? Can we isolate ourselves too much for what we believe is patriotism? During this weekend, let us consider how we can still be kind while maintaining the respect we have for our country
Speaker: Rev. Jo Green
“Come this Sunday to celebrate in our Flower Communion Ceremony to honor Norbert Capek who created this service in the United States. He then returned to the Czech Republic and began the first Unitarian congregation there. Let us feel the connection to him and to each other this Sunday in honor of this martyr that he became. This will be an intergenerational service.
This Sunday is very special in the life of this congregation. We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of this congregation joining the Unitarian Universalist Association as a registered congregation! Come to hear and see past leaders and influences in the life of Mission Peak. What will our Future bring?
“This week has been Earth Week and we have celebrated much and called ourselves to action to care for this earth that we live on and have so selfishly harmed. How can we use our creativity to right the wrongs we have collectively perpetrated? Join us to not only call ourselves to action, but to honor and celebrate this earth we live upon.
“On this celebratory day that is one of the most important in the Christian tradition, let us see as Unitarian Universalists how we can take the lessons of the Resurrection and apply them to our lives. What rebirth do we need in our lives to become the most creative beings we can to serve the world as best we can? Join us this Sunday for a Unitarian
Universalist version of Easter!”
“To be able to be our creative selves, we need to be open to possibility. Can you identify those things that are blocking you, that may be keeping you from your full potential? In the Christian tradition, today is Palm Sunday, a time for anticipation and preparation. Let’s explore how we can prepare to be our best creative selves to be able to contribute our own gifts to the world.
In this era of admiration of wealth and owning “stuff”, how do we get past the enculturation of the idea that our worth is dependent on what we have? How do we teach our children and others to have self-worth, to not only give money, but to give of themselves. This Sunday lets explore the art of giving, how it reflects on society and what the true reward can be.
This Stewardship Sunday let us gain inspiration from our history celebrating 25 years and with our vision of what we want to become and how we see ourselves. How do we see ourselves? What is our vision? Do they match? Do we have the answers to those questions? This Sunday let’s explore our identity and our goals and what we want Mission Peak’s future to look like.
Our minds direct our lives in ways we don’t really know. Do you think in terms of abundance or do you think in terms of scarcity? Does either one determine what happens in our lives or does it have any effect? This Sunday let’s explore how we want to live our lives and ways we can enhance it.
We all acknowledge our admiration for the members of our society who take action, who give service, who rise above diligently each and every day to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. But who cares for the activist, the fighter of rights, the giver of daily service? Let’s explore how to offer social justice to the world without burning ourselves to the ground.