Sunday, October 3 – 11 a.m. – Interpersonal Relationships within the Fellowship during Covid – Berti Welty
One of the major reasons people come to any religious group is to be a part of a vibrant community in which they can explore ideas and have companions on life’s many journeys. Ordinarily, the Fellowship would be having potlucks, social hour after services, parties, dinners, fundraisers, concerts, retreats and a host of other events during which there would be lots of chances for interaction.
While many events have been curtailed for health reasons, there are lots of opportunities to connect deeply with others. Congregants will share some of the ways they have cultivated relationships with others in the congregation during the Covid era, and as we begin to emerge from our isolation.
Sunday, October 10 – 11 a.m. – Cultivating Soul Connections – Rev. Peter Farriday
Inner listening. Alert attention. Brave inquiry. Today’s service explores and illustrates how such actions nurture a relationship with our soul and frees up the healing spiritual “medicine” it holds for ourselves and others.
Sunday, October 17 – 11 a.m. – Spirit of Life, Come to Me – Bonnie MacGregor and Laura Phelan-Shahin
Often in times of trouble we call out in hopes there is some “One” beyond us that might help. Then, crisis over, we go back to our everyday life never looking back. This pattern doesn’t work well in these days of constant crisis. Is there any One to call out to? Inspired by the Soul Matters topic “Cultivating Relationship,” Bonnie, Laura and other HUUF members will lead us up to the edge of that question: Is there a God/Ultimate Source/Higher Power? Can we cultivate a relationship with this Power/Spirit? What can this look like?
Laura Phelan-Shahin, the mother of two young children, is a marriage and family therapist for whom cultivating and healing relationships is her life work. Bonnie MacGregor is a lifelong spiritual explorer and practitioner close to the end of her life span. This exploration matters greatly to them both.
Sunday, October 24 – 11 a.m. – Be the Change – Amy Day
Welcome to our first official All Ages Sunday. In this dynamic, multi-dimensional and intergenerational space, we will look at how we, as families, householders and ordinary individuals, can conduit great changes in our world. Together, with guidance from the great folks at the North Coast Environmental Center, we will look at ways people of all sizes and from all walks of life can be a part of the healing of our planet and our culture in ways both ordinary and profound.
Sunday, October 31 – 11 a.m. – When the Veil is Thinnest – Rev. Peter Farriday
This autumnal Sunday focuses on several traditions that honor deceased ancestors and loved ones. These include the pagan holy day Samhain (SAH-win) aka All Hallows Eve or Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead from Mexico), as well as the Christian All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
What do these traditions, and other sources, have to say about the veil between life, death – and the hereafter? We’ll also remember and honor/mourn/celebrate our own dear departed. So, whether attending in-person or online, you’re invited to bring photos and/or mementos of late loved ones.