Speaker: Rev. Erika

Intimacy & Ultimacy, Part 1

Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams (1902-1994) once summarized the reasons people go to church as the need for intimacy and ultimacy. Today we’ll examine intimacy: our need to feel accepted, connected and loved. This service will be followed by an optional group discussion with Rev. … read more.

The Hope Expressed in You

“There is a hope that’s been expressed in you: the hope of seven generations, maybe more.” This lyric from a Susan Werner song suggests that the path of redemption isn’t just for our own selves, but for those who came before us. On this Easter … read more.

Acceptance Is a Small, Quiet Room

All of us have struggles. Whether it’s small irritations or unbearable grief, life gets hard. When that’s true, the advice to practice “acceptance” might make you want to scream with frustration — but acceptance isn’t the same thing as liking our pain. What does it … read more.

The Ways of the Great Below

Our service will center around the oldest written story known: that of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and her descent into the Underworld. This ancient narrative makes it clear that our human impulse not merely to wander, but also to search, is woven into … read more.

The Creation of Whiteness

To be responsible partners in racial justice, we have to un-learn and then re-learn much about our country’s history. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we’ll go back one hundred years to the “Americanization” of immigrants in the U.S. How does this re-learning inform … read more.

Lamentations

Lamentations — our expressions of sorrow, angst, or our need for companions in the wilderness — come in all forms. Today we’ll explore some of the theological beliefs that hide within our lamentations, and find ways to fine-tune them.

(You’ll leave this service feeling better than … read more.

The Night of Heaven and Earth

In the Skidompha Atrium
It’s our annual candlelight Christmas Eve service! “Heaven encompasses and inhabits earth,” writes Jan Robinson, “spilling into this present life.” Tonight we’ll tell the traditional story from Luke’s Gospel, sing carols, and create wonder on this holy night.

Diane Jensen Memorial Service

Our Fellowship will hold a small memorial service to honor the life of Diane Jensen (who died on October 1st) at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. Rev. Erika will preside with guest musician Mariel Fluhr.

Childcare will be provided.

To Pivot or to Stay Present?

Advent is a period of expectation; of holding the hope. Like winter, Advent reminds us that good things demand our patience; good things take time. But we also know that life is short and that we can make mistakes by waiting for things that never … read more.

Stories Around the Table

Many of us have told family stories around our holiday dinner table. Are those stories always true? Does it matter? In this sermon, Rev. Erika will reflect on what it means to dig deeper into the narratives that appear in our families – and in … read more.