Upcoming Worship Services

Bread Communion

Audre Lorde once equated self care to self preservation.  After all, if we can’t preserve ourselves, how could we ever preserve the world, much less change it for the better?  But care for the world and care for the self need not be two separate things that support each other.  They can be the same thing.

The first Sunday of the month is Food Sunday, when we collect non-perishable food items for the Old South Church food pantry to distribute to our neighbors in need.  

On this third night of Chalica, the Unitarian Universalist winter holiday for the Seven Principles, we’ll celebrate our third principle.  No matter how you look at it, spirituality is all about being in awe of everything.  What are you in awe of right now?

On the First Wednesday Night of each month we share a delicious healthy meal at 6:00 pm, an hour before worship begins.  Suggested donation is $5 per person or $12 per family of 3 or more.  Nobody is ever turned away for lack of funds.

This sermon was inspired by an article I saw written by Rabbi Steven Denker in September 2011.  The Rabbi wrote about the Days of Awe as a time for introspection and atonement.  More importantly, what can we do to change behaviors that are hurtful?  It is not enough to simply turn away from hurtful deeds, nor is it appropriate to blame others.  We must turn away from those behaviors and intentionally turn toward corrective behavior.  In that way we can restore balance to creation.

If you’ve ever accompanied someone so spiritually depleted they have no hope left for themselves or the world, you know how important your presence can be.  It can actually be awe-inspiring.  The seemingly small act of holding the hope for another person can heal not only that person, but the whole world.