Upcoming Worship Services
Sundays at 11 am
July 1 – “Bio” to “Theo” – Rev. Jon Coffee
In the natural world, the healthiest, most vibrant ecosystems are those that have the most biodiversity: the most cooperation. This may well serve as a model for how our religious communities might not just survive but thrive. Drawing on nature’s model of biodiversity, how does our theology make room for others, for “theodiversity.”
July 8 – The Wake-Up Call of the Young – Walter Davis & Zoe Brookshire-Risley
Across generations, two speakers will lift up the role of youth in building social justice. In this dark moment of history where many adults despair, the young have taken responsibility. Fifty years ago, in another time of war and growing despair, a young generation rose up to question and challenge the direction of society. Then and now, an important story is of rising resistance of a generation around the world, seeking real change.
July 15 – Suffering, Compassion, and Imagination – Annette Mendola
Fr. James Keenan once said “Mercy is the willingness to enter into the chaos of another”. We will reflect on suffering, chaos, and compassion – defined by some as the imaginative response to others’ suffering.
July 22 – Being Legitimate: Are you Right, Wrong, or Legitimate? – Mikhael Loo
Legitimacy is powerful. Please distribute it liberally. But how? Come experience legitimacy and supercharge your life with it. What is your belief about the inherent worth and dignity of every person? How does that belief impact you and those you love?
July 27 – Friday – 7-8 pm – Vigil of Remembrance at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
Area UU congregations are gathering for a time of reflection and healing in honor of the 10th anniversary of the shooting at TVUUC. There will be music, readings, and a time for silence as we share sacred space.
July 29 – Lay Your Burden Down – Rev. Chris Buice
Everyone is invited to bring a rock to church to represent some burden that you want to lay down and together we will build a cairn. On this Sunday closest to the 10th anniversary of the shooting in our sanctuary we will reflect in the liberating power of letting go.