A random encounter on a busy street corner uncovers deep longing and becomes the catalyst for a lifetime project of welcoming the stranger. How can the practice of radical hospitality become a part of our own lives?
Barbara Winner, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, NY, will share her experiences. As Barbara writes, “To those on the outside, the religion I was a member of for 40 years seems like nothing more than a group of people with some … read more.
Whether seemingly minor or major, all grief needs recognition and community and processing time to be productively integrated into our human experience and our personal growth. The Morrigan Project is a process for working in community through movement art to express and transform grief, … read more.
This month’s theme, “Inclusion” is bigger than acceptance, bigger than welcome. Edwin Markham, in his poem Outwitted, celebrates the victory of inclusion over exclusion, of love over hate, name calling and oppression. Musician: Jackson Froman.
St. Valentine’s Day is advertised as a day for love between two people… spouses, perhaps other relatives. When I was in elementary school we would make valentines for everybody in the class, whether we liked them or not. How wide can you open your heart … read more.
Is homelessness a choice? Is panhandling wrong? Does it intrude? Should we give, or are we taken advantage of? How should we act? Dr. Cristopher Taylor, director of The Upper Room of Erie, will share his thoughts. Leigh Kostis, Service Coordinator. Musician: Jackson Froman
The election is over. The war is over. One hundred years ago, the War To End All Wars ended with the Armistice. How do we lament? How do we share our bounty? How do we build a community when some are suffering?
Speaker: Rev. Charlie. … read more.
There are those who can see with clarity, and they are willing to take the necessary risk to protect, rescue and defend those in the greatest need. They keep the flame in our chalice burning.
This morning’s full service will include our traditional Flower Communion, … read more.
In Fr. Gregory Boyle’s new book, Barking to the Choir, he invites us to “find kinship with one another and reconvinces us all of our own goodness.”
We will recognize our Religious Education teachers this morning.
Musician: Jackson Froman.