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Revolutionary Mothering: Congregations, Hope & Nuturing

Times are greatly changing and congregational practice is declining as generations are evolving. What is the church called to do? What is the mission and focus of this social and spiritual beacon? Together we will unpack some congregational considerations to engage transformation that may enhance the life force of our communities, and helps us build toward a better future.

Community is the Gift of Equity and Justice

A Conversation with Lena K. Gardner of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. When we expand our thinking about who is in our movement, we see what was there all along. Ms. Gardner and Rev. Kelli will explore BLUU and why it matters to all of us.

Reflecting On Imbolc

February 2 is well-known in our culture as Groundhog’s Day, but the significance of that date goes back considerably further than a tradition involving wildlife in Pennsylvania. The midpoint of astrological winter, this time has been referred to as Imbolc, Candlemas, and more. It is often a time of looking ahead to what is on, or maybe even just beyond,… Read More »Reflecting On Imbolc

Living Into Responsibility

For our Intergenerational Assembly Rev. Dr. David Breeden discusses the ethical considerations of what we owe future generations in terms of a livable planet. Challenging the Western-centric narratives in climate action and embracing indigenous knowledge. Symmachus once said, “To think highly of one’s ancestors is good, to think highly of one’s descendants even better.”

Calling In Before Calling Out: Expectations of Grace

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Rev. Kelli Clement speaking

As congregational humanists, we are covenantal rather than creedal. How can we do the hard work of social change with generosity and compassion, when so many are so clearly WRONG?

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What Goes Into the Soup: Equinox Reflections

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Speaker: Rev. David Breeden
Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Autumnal Equinox marks the passing of summer and the arrival of fall.  As we head into the waning year, we welcome this poignant season of reflection–prompting us to be more measured in our actions, more intentional about our numbered days, more accountable to the web of life.  The abundance of harvest time summons us to lives of gratitude and generosity.  We celebrate all the good the world has to offer and this caring community of which we are a part.

Talk Reflections at Equinox 2019

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So Here We Are

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Rev. David Breeden speaking

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger called the feeling Geworfenheit, “thrownness.” It’s the feeling that we’re here, but we don’t really know where “here” is and we don’t know what to do next. That feeling can be debilitating. Or we can thrill in the expectation of what’s next.

Talk (PDF): So Here We Are

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Gathering the Waters (Rev. David Breeden)

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Speaker: Rev. David Breeden
2019.09.08

Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement

Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

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Gathering the Waters (Rev. Jim Foti)

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Speaker: Rev. Jim Foti
2019.09.08

Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement

Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

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