Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. – To Nurture Life – Jodie DiMinno
Join us for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration and exploration of what it means to nurture, support and uplift the creative and life-giving spirit in each of us. Longtime doula and prenatal yoga expert Jodie DiMinno and worship leader Amy Day will lead a visceral exploration of ways we can tend the Divine Feminine principle that permeates all. We will explore mothering as an archetypal energy and imprint in this world, acting beyond biology, and look at ways minute, yet profound, in which all can embrace the critical threshold moments of this life – birth, tragedy, transformation and beyond – with grace, fully present.
Sunday, May 14 and Sunday, May 21 – Reimagining the Seven UU Principles.
The next two programs come as a pair. Details for each are below. Together they will provide a look at the proposed revision of the UU Principles. While this congregation has been reimagining our ministry, the larger Unitarian Universalist Association is discussing a proposal to transform the conceptual language of what we share as UU’s from shared principles to shared values.
Whether you were raised a Unitarian Universalist or recently started exploring this living tradition, the proposed changes will impact how you think about yourself and how you live in the world. Come join us as we review and discuss the proposals.
Sunday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. – Love is the power that holds us together – Debi Cooper, Berti Welty, Bonnie MacGregor
Learn about the history of the current Unitarian Universalist principles, the context for proposed changes, and a colorful presentation of the vision of love inspiring us to live these values. Participants will go away with a comparison of language to study and consider in preparation for next Sunday’s service.
Sunday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. – Engaging the Future of Unitarian Universalism – Debi Cooper, Berti Welty, Bonnie MacGregor
What do you think of the proposed changes to the Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association? View how members of another UU congregation wrestled with their thinking, and share how you might like to amend the UUA’s proposal.
Sunday, May 28 – 11:00 a.m. – Stone Soup Sunday
On this Social Action Sunday we will reimagine this much-loved story and put our hands to work in service of our hearts’ values. Though we may not hold all the solutions to the world’s troubles, we are called to stretch to mend that which is within our reach. In partnership with Arcata House Partnership, we will prepare meals for those experiencing homelessness in our region. Come feel the sacred embedded within the seemingly mundane tasks of chopping vegetables, packing lunches, and embodying our values through this communal act of serving others. Let service be our prayer.