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Messages 2014

  • "Bridging As a Way of Life"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    Question for Reflection— Where in your life are you in transition?

  • "Here We Go"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” — Tuli Kupferberg

    Question for Reflection— What might be the next step on your path?

  • "Pack a Tambourine"

    Elizabeth Bukey, Summer Assistant Minister

    “Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” — Mary Oliver

    Question for Reflection— What would happen if you expected joy in the midst of change?

  • UU Musician's Network sunday Worship Service

    Today's Service was the culmination of this year's UU Musician's Network Conference, where UU Musician's from congregations accross the country came for workshop and profesional developemnt. Due to copyright law, we will not be posting audio or video of this Service, nor will our BookRoom be able to sell CD's from today's Service.

  • "Calm in the Storm"

    Elizabeth Bukey, Summer Assistant Minister

    “When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart, I find a quiet assurance, an inner peace, in the core of my being. It can face the doubt, the loneliness, the anxiety — it can accept these harsh realities and can even grow because of these challenges to my essential being.” — Rev. Paul H. Beattie

    Question for Reflection— What helps you find calm?

  • "For Love of Country"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    Question for Reflection—What kind of country . . . county . . . city do you want to live in?

  • "Humanist Heroes Who Didn't Know They Were Either"

    Rev. Jim Grant, Affiliate Minister and Kristen Kuriga, Social Justice and South Bay Ministry Teams Coordinator

  • "The Secret of Life"

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister

    “Love is never security; love is a state in which there is no desire to be secure; it is a state of vulnerability . . .” — J. Krishnamurti

    Question for Reflection— What is the secret of life for you?

  • "Out of the Shell"

    Elizabeth Bukey, Intern Minister
    “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” — Brené Brown

    Question for Reflection— What calls you out of your shell?

  • "Choosing Joy"

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister

    “We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.” ― Pema Chödrön

    Question for Reflection— How will you cultivate more joy in your life?

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