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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How are things treated differently when we own something versus when we are held to be responsible for it? What impact does placing a possessive on something do to the way we think about it? In an exploration of stewardship, Rev. Norris asks us to think about how we might see the world differently if we claimed a little less ownership of things and took a little more responsibility for them.
What does it take to be great? Winston Churchill once chided American's for their isolationist policies by reminding them: "Responsibility is the Price of Greatness." Rev. Norris kicks off the monthly theme of responsibility with an exploration of what exactly one has to take responsibility for before we start considering someone or something great.
After a month of exploring how we are called and to what we are called, Rev. Norris will explore with us those things in life which mimic callings but come up short in the final analysis. With references to mythologies both ancient and modern, we will look at the shadow side of a greater-than-ourselves calling that leads us not to a greater self, but a diminishment. Rev. Norris will give his thoughts on where the difference might lie and how a responsible search for truth and meaning might help us to make a conscious choice.
A call is a difficult ask made by something greater than ourselves that compels us to live beyond who we originally thought we were. Rev. Norris explores why calls are unpleasant, easy to ignore, and yet vital to hear and answer, again and again. He’ll ask the questions: What are you called to? What are we called together to?
In hydrologic terms, a watershed is the place where water begins to gather across the landscape and begin its great migration to the sea. In sociological terms, a watershed is a turning point in a historical moment. Join us for our annual water communion and in gathering. This will be Rev. Aaron Norris’ first time in the pulpit, as we bring waters from our lives to share and celebrate being together again in the new church year.
Pagans have gotten a bum rap. The worship of nature is our oldest spiritual impulse, and these days it might be just what we need to save our planet. Steve will talk and sing about Wiccan and Native American paths, and how he found out he was a Born-Again Pagan. Learn about the real old-time religion, and help God get in touch with his feminine side. Special Guest Musician from Austin, TX., Steve Brooks, will present a service filled with music. His trademark is to weave words and music together.
Steve Waechter & Carol Brickley, will speak about the dignity and worth of all through this partnership. Their mission statement is to connect people and organizations across borders to serve and change lives through lasting partnerships. Inspired by President Kennedy in 1964 under the Alliance for Progress.
Welcome Rev. Laurel Liefert of Namaqua, Rev. Aaron Norris Our Very Own Half time minister beginning Sept 1st, 2018. Please enjoy the sermon! Thank you to all who made it out to share our space, great food, and even better company!
Here you will find recent sermons, some audio, some video.