Sunday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – Listening to Each Other on the Topic of Transforming Conflict – Margy Emerson
In small groups, using our deep listening guidelines, we will weigh in on the subject of the previous Sunday’s service—Transforming Conflict. These questions are offered as possible springboards for conversation: What has been your personal pattern of responding to conflict? How and where in your body do you feel conflict? If you’ve experienced a conflict that went badly, or turned our particularly well, do you know why? The underlying topic for our small-group conversations is deep listening—a practice that takes practice.
Sunday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. – Heartbreak and Joy: Struggling to make change and what we all can do – Corazon Amada
In a world that’s becoming more challenging and heartbreaking, action can be an antidote to despair. Corazon started her activism journey while still very young and has had much experience. Come hear about the mistakes, pain, and deep joy of struggling to make change. Gain ideas and visions of what we all can do. History isn’t made by special people. Hard times call forth what’s special in each of us, if we open our hearts. Followed by a question and answer session. Bring your questions and visions.
Sunday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. – Healthcare Justice – Rev. Tom Lewis, dentist
Access to healthcare services in the US is dependent on a third party that pays the bills. Our health care cost per person is one of the highest in the world. Additionally, the US has some of the poorest health outcomes. Most countries have a universal healthcare system that is successful and fair to all citizens. Our UU principles call us to work toward a just and fair universal healthcare system. Attend this service and find out how you can help make universal healthcare a reality.
Sunday, November 26, 11:00 a.m. – Stone Soup Sunday – Amy Day
Join us on this Social Action Sunday as we reimagine this much-loved story and put our hands to work in service of our values. Let us embody this month’s call to generosity where we can give it. In partnership with Arcata House, we will use a small portion of our time preparing meals for those experiencing homelessness. Bring an offering of chopped vegetables to contribute. Come feel the sacred embedded within the seemingly mundane as we pack lunches, share stories and songs, and embody our values through this communal act of serving others.