When did we decide that resilience was a solo project?
It’s not that we ever consciously decided that this was the case. It’s just what we’ve been taught. The dominant culture around us may be well intended, but it takes us down the wrong path. “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps,” it says. “You’re stronger than you think.” “If it first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This is how resilience is most often framed: It’s all about individual mental toughness and inner strength. Click on the title (RESILIENCE) to continue reading…
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
Last week was Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. The forty days of Lent mirror the forty days and nights that Jesus spent in the desert – or wilderness – before he began to preach and gather disciples, as he traveled toward his eventual arrest and death. Siddhartha Gautama, who became enlightened as Buddha, voluntarily renounced his wealth and power for a life of fasting and holy learning. Click on the title to continue reading.
During the holiday season this year, we did a lot of giving here at UUCA! We’re happy to report that there were many successful opportunities for generosity. In addition to our regular Share-the-Plate collections, we helped our neighbors to have gifts, gave donations to worthy organizations instead of material gifts, and we collected food and
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Along with many UUs, for years I struggled over how and even whether to use the word “faith” to describe my religious orientation. And then I had my own awakening concerning just what I think that word points to. Click on the sermon title to read and/or to listen.
Three weeks in India brought encounters with people whose lived faiths I’ve never experienced before. How does a Unitarian Universalist respond? Click on the sermon title to read and/or listen.