On the 90th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Rev. Norris will ask us to think about what "the dream" meant and begin with King's observation: "The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community."
Rev. Norris asks this week: What is Community and Why Does it matter? After spending the past few months talking about calling and responsibility and focusing in December on Family, we will expand our focus to something wider: community. Using the southern African philosophy of Ubuntu as a touchstone for a broader conversation about how we might walk in this world.
This Sermon is about seeing parents as imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world who likely did the best, they could under the circumstances in which they lived. Basically, it’s not focused just on fathers or just on mothers because these days, perhaps more often than before, children might be raised by just one or two mothers or just one or two fathers or even one parent and one or more grandparents. The roles of fathers and mothers are not as neatly delineated in our culture as they once were.
We kick off our month of Family with an exploration of exactly what is family, where does it come from and what good is it anyway? Rev. Aaron Norris will preach on the importance of family, and the limits of that importance as well, noting the changing dynamics that modernity has brought.
We kick off the rush into the holiday season with a tale of magic hidden the mundane. The Sunday following Thanksgiving, all ages are invited to participate in a worship performance of the traditional story of the Stone Soup: a story about having just a bit more than you thought and the miracle of sharing.
Join us on a continuing look at justice and what it means especially to the First Nations people.
Our service will be lead by the guest preacher, Karl Krebs, who is a seminarian at Iliff School of Theology and a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Karl will be introducing us in this month to the theme of Justice.
Throughout history, humankind has taken time to remember those who have passed beyond the veil, offering thanks and acknowledging their profound contribution to the lives of the living. Join Rev. Norris and Miles Holcomb as we lead our churches tradition service on this day in all its complex facets.
Blaming has become a common part of our everyday culture. We examine the question, "Can you be right and without responsibility?" There are burdens and blessings that can come from confronting our fears about responsibility. We often create our own Boogie Man that lurks in the shadows and keeps us from being responsible. So what do we do? Let's find out.
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