This Sunday will be an intergen service with children staying in the service with adults. If your family arrives a few minutes before the service begins, the children will be able to choose a job to do during the service. Please join us and plan to stay for the Thanksgiving potluck after the service!
Dearest Ones, During a recent discussion after my sermon on Radical Hospitality, we talked about the potential impact that the use of traditional theological words might have on each of us and how sometimes they can feel painful. I suggested that these kinds of words (sin, salvation, redemption, faith, communion, worship etc.) are powerful symbols. … Continued
Dear Ones, The Touchstones theme for the month of October is Radical Hospitality. Radical hospitality is a radical welcoming in of the other. It is not the hospitality of using our best china and serving fine food which the word typically calls to mind. Rather, radical hospitality requires a shifting within us; an opening of … Continued
Dearest Ones, Summer is almost upon us. It has been a good and full church year, though a few weeks remain. A new slate of officers has been elected and the transition to new leadership has begun. It is interesting to me that in many ways our UU church year reflects the old cycles of … Continued
Dearest Ones, I open with what some might consider to be a bold statement: The gift of the spirit resides in all of us. Yes, all of us. Whether we consider ourselves to be humanist, atheist, panentheist, agnostic, theist or maybe a little bit of all of the above, depending on the day; we all … Continued
Dearest Ones, Have you ever been transformed? Not changed or grown, but transformed? Can you recall a time when you re-made yourself into something new? Change and growth is necessary to all of us; we have all changed and grown over time. But transformation is something deeper; it requires a re-making or a re-birth. A … Continued
Ever wished you were more familiar with the hymns chosen for the service? Or maybe you just love to sing? Join us at 10 am each Sunday for hymn practice. We’ll practice the same hymns that were chosen for that Sunday’s service, so you’ll always be ready to sing!
Dearest Ones, I am a member of a Decatur clergy group which meets monthly at various churches around town. Recently, the nature of our meetings changed. We began sharing our stories with each other. Connections have grown and deepened and, I believe, will make a difference in our work together. Last month, we talked about … Continued