Philia, Eros, Storge, and Agape
August 3 - Brittany Batong
So complex that the Greek language has four different words for it, love is often defined and yet undefinable; uttered yet unutterable. It can be expressed through words, actions, gifts, food, or silence; and yet is often misinterpreted. What drives our need for this crazy little thing called love--and how can our Unitarian Universalist principles open us to greater understanding of the unperceived love that surrounds us?
Spiritual Life in Two and Three Dimensions
August 10 - Erik Felker
A mandala begins as a circle with a clearly marked center point. Simple! Well, not really. This service will explore how color and form, intention and attention can add to our spiritual lives.
Leaning Into Silence
August 17 - Debbie Rice
Silence can make one terribly uncomfortable, or it can make one relax and feel peaceful. What is it about silence that triggers such strong reactions in us? Join us as we explore the paradox of silence together.
Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century
August 24 - Peter Farriday
The emergence of science as a way of knowing has challenged not only religious truth claims, but the entire notion of spirituality as a valid aspect of human existence. But are these two realms truly incompatible, or this is a false dichotomy resulting from limited understanding? Explore how integration is not only possible, but vital to the psychic health of modern people and the societies we create.
Labor Day – Circle Service
August 31 - Led by Brittany Batong
Our jobs and the jobs of those close to us occupy such a great deal of our lives, yet we tend to avoid this topic in our spiritual settings. But our work settings provide opportunity to put our values into action. The labor movement isn't a thing of the past, either. It's happening right now, with threats to unions, job loss, and a generation of graduates that can't find work. We'll focus on the topic through personal reflections.