“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of it’s members.” – Coretta Scott King
This Sunday, Phoebe Durst will give a lesson on Intentional Community.
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This sermon by the Rev. Vail Weller is about coming together and working together. May it challenge us to find new meanings for partnership and new ways to partner in our own community and outside of it.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? What should our New Year’s Resolutions as a church be? How can we be better and stronger in the New Year? How can we continue to be a beacon and a refuge? How can we reach out and touch our community in a better way? In other words, can we better live up to our mission statement in the coming year? How can you help? What are you willing to do?
I hope you have a beautiful and blessed new year full of love and light.
Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives:
What lessons have we learned in the past year and which new ones now call us forward?
To whom do we still owe an apology or expression of thanks?
And with whom must we draw fresh boundaries?
As we pause from our regular rhythms of rush-rush-rush, we open ourselves to new perspectives and possibilities. We give thanks for these moments and for the wisdom they afford us. May they help bring us together in the sacred dynamics of life so that we—as individuals and as members of this community—might reach our full potential.
As we step across this threshold, let this new year be a year of greater awe and gratitude,
Of deeper kindness and acceptance, and more courageous acts of conviction.
For a kinder, more equitable and sustainable world is not only possible, she is on her way. And in the quietness of this sacred community, we can ever hear her breathing.
There is a Unitarian Universalist Book club on GoodReads. It is called Justice and Spirit. There are UUs from all over reading and talking about books. This can help us all learn and and grow together while we search for truth and meaning in our world.
From the UUA “The September pick for the Justice and Spirit: Unitarian Universalist Book Club is “Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person—Without Exception” by Nathan C. Walker. “This emotionally honest and personal exploration of conflict introduces a creative and compassionate way to develop empathetic responses using the spiritual practice of the moral imagination.” Order your copy of this Skinner House title from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop, and join the conversation with the book club on GoodReads.”