Music is so very important to our lives and our worship services. But it is also important to our history. Here are reflections about two songs that we use in worship and what they have meant historically and what they mean today. Listening to voices of color is part of building the Beloved Community.
This is a great word because it has a definition as a noun “a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy” and a verb “publicly recommend or support” and both are about embodiment.
May I be all in for beloved community. May I be all in, despite the challenges. May I be all here for beloved community. May I be ready for the beauty because I long for the possibilities. Yes, I am here for beloved community. May I see the beauty of you in community; of us in community. May we be the beauty of beloved community. May we be the dream together.
#UULent is designed to be used individually, as a family, or as a congregation. For each day in Lent a word has been selected. Each day participants are invited to reflect on the meaning of the day’s word, then create a photograph that represents the word, idea, practice, or concept and post it here and/or elsewhere.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday and for each day until Easter, the word for the day and a related quote will be posted. Reflect and engage throughout the day, checking for the word and quote in the morning, then come back later in the day to add your photo* and to see the images and words others have shared throughout the day (*YOUR photo – please respect copyright!).
May this intentional practice and discipline impact your daily life in ways that bring you closer to your spiritual core and offer you resiliency for life.
Here at West Fork Unitarian Universalists we will strive to post a reflection each day on the word of the day. We look forward to journeying through this season of contemplation with you.
Special thanks to Mr. Barb Greve, Karen Bellevance-Grace, and Alex Kapitan for their work on #UULent
“The Unitarian Universalist Association joins leaders across this country in calling for the immediate removal of Donald Trump as U.S. President.
As a religious institution, we live faithfully our role as a part of the critical fabric of our country’s moral conscience. And as Unitarian Universalists, we hold democracy as a central principle for our faith. We must use this moment as an opportunity for profound reflection and awakening, not just in a momentary outcry, but as a basis for significant and lasting change.”
“The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W. C. Jones
This Sunday, Cricket Hall will give a lesson titled “Putting the Holy back in the holidays.”
We are forgoing meeting in person during the coronavirus epidemic, meeting instead through the magic of ZOOM. We share music, readings, and hymns on our usual presentation slides, have a story and a talk, and share joys and sorrows, as well as a virtual “coffee hour” discussion starting at 10:30, with the service at 11. If you prefer not to be seen, video is optional. If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com for details and a link, or for help with using ZOOM.
Please Join us for Worship. And make sure you have a candle for a special meditation.
If you are a regular attendee, we have added you to our Google Group if we had an email address. If you have not gotten a group email already, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add you to the group, which we will be using for staying in touch with each other during this time. Public announcements will continue to be posted here on the website and on our Facebook page and Twitter account, as usual.
Email email@example.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302