Creating Sacred Space

The lay members of this year’s Worship Council: Jill Fleming, Shelby Greiner, Sandra Niman, and Lisa Reitzes, will share what calls each of them to serve Westside by being a worship leader. What are the roots of their UU identities and devotion to UU worship arts?  What are their visions

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Conscience As Awakening

A favorite UU hymn says “Wake, now, my conscience.” What is ‘conscience’ for us in this turbulent era? Can conscience as mindfulness help us navigate the muddy waters of right and wrong skillfully?

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A Search After Truth

The search for meaning is perhaps one of the greatest UU values. How did one of our very obscure Unitarian ancestors living in a very isolated part of North America use his religion to find greater meaning? And how can his story become ours as well nearly 130 years later?

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Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Seattle climate activist Michael Foster will reflect on his upcoming incarceration for civil disobedience, as one of the Valve-Turners at the North Dakota Keystone Pipeline.  Having risked his livelihood, his family, and his freedom, Michael will inspire us to consider how service to something greater than self can define meaning

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