To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all … Continued
Rev. Thomas Disrud
Call to worship Words of Reinhold Neibuhr: Nothing worth doing in completed in our lifetime, therefore we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history, therefore we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone, therefore we are saved … Continued
There is something about this time of year that makes me think of going back to school, even though it has been quite a while since I was in school. The end of summer is in sight and fall is around the corner. There is something in me that wants to stock up on … Continued
I have to say that I’m really looking forward to summer this year. It will arrive at 9:24 pm this Tuesday to be exact… but who’s counting. After the winter we have had—yes, I know that a lot of folks in a lot of places would be glad to trade our winter, even this relatively … Continued
This was a conversation someone overheard one day: Two people were discussing the beliefs and practices of various religions when Unitarian Universalism came up. “Yes, one of them asked, just what do Unitarians believe?” The other person, without a pause, said. “Oh, the Unitarians, they believe in recycling.” And indeed we do. Now I … Continued
In a world that seems so broken, what does it look like to place ourselves, to call ourselves, to joy? Might that, paradoxically, help us to be more present to all that brokenness?
How are we being asked to respond to the times we are living in? That is always the question, of course, but it comes with new urgency these days. The times ask us to be clear about what is most important and then to move from that place.
This has been long and difficult week, good people. If you are like me, since the results of Tuesday’s election have become clear, I’ve found myself going through all kinds of emotions. I should say up front that while this church is not in the business of endorsing candidates and we do not assume that … Continued