Sustaining a Healthy Congregation

How do we manage our anxiety and live our covenant in these times of turmoil in the world and change in our congregation. Chris George, a member of the Regional Healthy Congregations Team, and of the Tahoma UU Congregation, will share some observations and suggestions.

If Only

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Remember those words – the image of envy. A star at the top of the chart for what our Christian heritage has called the 7 Deadly Sins.  What is it about this particular behavior that merits so much attention? And what can we … Continued

Beyond Categorical Thinking: The Van Gogh Café

Living our Unitarian Universalist values isn’t always as easy as we would like it to be.  Often what we strive for is not what actually happens.  How can we improve the odds that we will lead with our best values inside and outside our congregation?  This sermon will explore these issues as they pertain to … Continued

Human Centered, Justice Focused

Frederick Muir writes in A Heretics’ Faith, “Ours is a religious whose theology is Unitarian, whose faith is Universalist, whose worship is creedless and whose polity is congregational. Holding a Unitarian theology means acknowledging and respecting the interdependent web. The world, life, cosmos…God, Brahman, Divine, Oversoul, all are one. There is a unity in creation.” … Continued

The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness gets a lot of press in religion and spirituality circles. World traditions admonish us to forgive one another, to forgive ourselves. And the carrot to entice even the unbeliever is an assurance that as we forgive, we receive a more peaceful, grounded existence. An existence with minimal upset and maximum awareness where one more … Continued