Speaker: Rev. Kathy Hurt

Risen, Rising and Risen Again

Our Easter service looks at the powerful image of life’s return or renewal as a complete transformation, most evident on Easter Sunday in stories of resurrection.  Not all returned life is the same, and we often need to hear different accounts of what that renewal … read more.

How Did We Get Here in the First Place?

Most spiritual traditions offer the possibility of deep and significant change, sometimes called transformation, sometimes called enlightenment, sometimes called salvation.  Are all forms of spiritual change ultimately the same, or are they different?  If different, what accounts for the differences?

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down

The theme for April worship services is transformation, and this service considers the power that makes transformation happen.  Where does that power come from, how does it work, and do we have any control over it or responsibility for it?

A Spiritual Facelift

Continuing our monthlong focus on the theme of humility, this service considers what to do, if anything, about those flaws we recognize in ourselves, which ones merit the work to change and which ones instead challenge us to simply accept them, even value them.

So You Think You’re Special?

In March our worship theme is humility, a quality not much in evidence or valued in a culture where self-promotion seems the key to happiness and success.  What does it mean to live humbly, and how is that possible while also maintaining a healthy self-esteem?

But Is It Love?

In this Valentine month, when all the talk of love is in the air, this service considers how we love, or do not love, ourselves.  Self-love may be the most difficult kind of love to experience, yet it may also be the most necessary if … read more.

With Many a Winding Turn

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King warned us that “the arc of the universe is long.” True, it eventually bends towards justice, but how do we keep going, day after month after year, when change is so slow in coming and the arc seems not to … read more.

Indulgences

All spiritual traditions have much to say about money and the ways our attachment to it can compromise lives and relationships. In our own UU tradition, uneasy laughter and sighs of long-suffering tend to rise whenever the subject of money comes up, especially money within … read more.

See No Evil

As we begin a month long focus on the theme of justice, this service starts with a look at the traditional figure of justice itself, which is usually shown blindfolded. The rationale for the blindfold is that is ensures fairness, as though being able to … read more.