Easter is one of the holiest days in the Christian liturgical calendar, a time when Jesus was said to be resurrected. This morning we explore what it means to Unitarian Universalists to rise up--to lift ourselves from mere routine and be transformed from despair into joy and gratitude.
Join us as we celebrate the sacredness of the Earth and the unique beauty of all its creatures with our Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion. This beautiful ceremony was created by Rev. Norbert Capek, who founded the modern Czechoslovakian Unitarian Church. To learn more about this UU traditional holiday, visit https://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/flower-ceremony or www.uuberks.org.
On the way to becoming butterflies, caterpillars are insatiable, eating and eating. This morning we reflect on what we need to consume in order to emerge more fully into who we are trying to become and what we are trying to create in the world.
Rev Richard S. Gilbert, Unitarian Universalist Community Minister, writes:
We meet on holy ground,
Brought into being as life encounters life,
As personal histories merge into the communal story,
As we take on the pride and pain of our companions,
As separate selves become community.
How desperate is our need for one another:
Our silent beckoning to our neighbors,
Our invitations to share life and death together,
Our welcome into the lives of those we meet,
And their welcome into our own.
Join our affiliated community minister, Rev. Sage Olnick, as she explores decisions on living and dying well in honor of April's National Healthcare Decisions Month.
A lot of attention is given to finding balance in our lives. What if balance has to do not so much with finding a still point on which to rest as it does with having a point on which to pivot? How can balance in motion be healing and liberating?