We conclude our series on Isaiah with words from Isaiah 55. Words of hope, joy, and celebration. Let us name what is good, and remember what is worth working for.
On this Dr. King weekend, when our democracy and the idea of justice is under threat, we turn to one of his favorite passages, Isaiah 40, to explore what it means to believe in holy justice and to give our spirit, our time, and our … read more.
In the sixth chapter of Isaiah, the Lord asks “who will I send” to tell people to live with justice and mercy. Isaiah replies, “Here I am, send me” – even though he is terrified, imperfect, and unsure. What does it mean to answer the … read more.
This week, we begin a four-sermon series on the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah (and his followers) write almost 3000 years ago, but their reflections on tragedy, justice, the prophetic task, healing, and hope resonate today as much as they ever had. In the first chapter, … read more.
Kindness is a gift we give and receive when we treat others, and when are treated, with love and care. In this hard year, kindness is a blessing we all need. Who and what has given you kindness this year? What would it mean to … read more.
We have a very exciting Christmas Eve Program to share with you this year. We collaborated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregations in Columbus IN, Boise ID, and Davis CA to create a beautiful Christmas Eve service. Interns, ministers, lay leaders, and musicians from all four … read more.
Please join us for our annual solstice service this Sunday, December 20th. We will explore the different ways earth-centered spiritual practices inform our lives, and we will hear voices from many different traditions. Special guest speakers include members of the Rockford CUUPs organization. Come, celebrate … read more.
We move through difficulty by pulling from our well of resilience resources. How do we refill those wells when things are looking pretty bleak? Let us consider new ways of seeing kindness during the month of December, a month marked by short days and long … read more.
This Sunday, we celebrate our December Music Sunday once again. However, in this year when nothing is as it should be, our service of music will not feature a major work presented by the Unicantors. (However, the Unicantors will make a surprise appearance on Sunday … read more.
What do we say and do after the feast? After we have said “thanks” and offered up gratitude what do we do next? What comes after the feast?