Time, Intention, and the Other

Forget about Eternity!  Eternal Being is overrated!  Time is the cool water which will quench our thirst for the other person, who can only be encountered in time: time for listening, time for learning, time to hold the other in love.  Only Time allows us to be beside ourselves with the other person.

Join us on Sunday, January 28th as our guest speaker, Gus Santo, explores “Intentions” and the impact it has on our relationship with ourselves and others.

Poetry, because…

Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:45am

In a few words, a poem can tell a story, express an​ emotion, ​or convey ​a ​big idea. Th​is morning members of the​ Tree of Life Poetry Group will share their thoughts on why poetry is important to ​each of them​, and share some of their own poems, as well as some favorites from other poets that have inspired and delighted them.

Discovering Fire

Sunday October 1, 2017 10:45am

M.E. Tanabe

There are many ways to talk about courage but the truly powerful words will point us towards finding the strength of our own hearts. In The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell gave us one such pointer: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s finally all about…”

Ingathering and Water Communion

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:45am

In tandem with   Combined Worship with DeKalb UU’s and a Potluck Picnic   

 

Our Ingathering and Water Communion Service always marks the start of our church year.   We celebrate coming back together by pouring out water from our summer experiences.  Some families share water that they’ve saved from a special occasion or meaningful experience, others offer water that they’ve collected while traveling, and members also bring water that is symbolic of summer happenings.   Combining the water is a ceremony that represents how time spent apart is now joined back together in community.   If you’re new to this celebration, we hope this announcement gives you time to think about or plan your sharing.

 

Adding to our celebration,  the UU Fellowship of DeKalb will join us for our worship service and our choir will join their choir – magnifying the joy of being together.   The service will start at 11:45 to allow travel time for the DeKalb people and immediately after the service will be a Potluck Picnic.  … Our UUFD guests will be bringing the desserts.

 

There will be more information about this service before the end of August….   We will need willing hands to help make this happen … and that service will also part our communal sharing.