After several months of an intense search process, we are thrilled to announce that Reverend Jennifer Gracen has accepted a 2 year full-time interim minister position with Tree of Life! Rev. Jenn, as she refers to herself, earned her Masters of Divinity from Andover-Newton Theological … read more.
Have you completed the Inquirers Series? Are you seeking a way to deepen your learning and engagement with the congregation? Beyond Inquirers is a five-session series on the Faith Forward Path focused on the congregation and you – offering a deeper understanding … read more.
Roots is a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalist ideas and history, and is recommended for inquirers on our Faith Forward Path. It is offered quarterly Sunday mornings, and the next opportunity to participate is Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 9:15am … read more.
Awe and its attendant
wonder carry us beyond ourselves – we experience it as we are drawn to take in
the immensity of the cosmos, the thrill
of new life, the solitude of nature, and all that’s truly beautiful. In such moments, joy arises from our fleeting
immersion in … read more.
Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader is a guided path for Unitarian Universalists to follow in their congregations, helping them navigate from building connections early on, to finding their sense of belonging as a member, to serving as a leader and boldly … read more.
In our culture, we have a built-in expectation that any “mystery” is offering us the opportunity to put together the pieces of a puzzle or to find answers to something unknown. But as we explore this month’s Soul Matters packet, frequently we are urged … read more.
Often we think of “memory” as a habit of looking back at the past, but with this month’s Soul Matters theme we’re asked to reflect on this from a wider perspective. In the introduction to the November packet we are offered these thoughts:
“What is … read more.
Because the chalice is the UU symbol of the sacred aspect of worship and because listening to one another is a sacred act of community, Chalice Circle is the name we use at Tree of Life for this circle format of adult programming.
This type … read more.
Sunlight emerges from clouds… sprouts emerge from seeds… deer emerge from the forest… While these situations are all different, in each illustration of emergence, the unseen has become visible — cloud movement reveals the light that had been temporarily hidden, the expanding life within … read more.
When we consider what it means to persevere, our thoughts usually shift to images of effort, struggle, and resistance to opposition. But when we examine how others have remained steady and committed in spite of adversity, we see that there are underlying elements that … read more.