Courage, My Love – Mia Shaughnessy & Rainier Reunion

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, March 6. Order of Service Prelude Ringing of the Bell Call to Community: Courage, My Friend Welcome and Invitation Opening Words Chalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation: Hymn: 1015 I Know I Can Time for All Ages – Charlie’s Best Work Yet, by Ris iRAWniQ Anderson read by Mia Offering: Sound Generations Gift of Music: Fiddle Tune Joys and Sorrows Spiritual Practice Personal Reflection Anthem: Learn to Fly – Mary Grigolia Sermon Sending Hymn: Lead with Love – Melanie DeMore Closing Words and Releasing the Flame

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Why UUs Love Institutions – Dan McKanan

Unitarian Universalists sometimes think of ourselves as rebels and individualists, but in fact we LOVE institutions! Throughout our history, we have responded to institutional crises in the larger society by creating new institutions that are aligned with our values. We are called to do the same today. As twentieth century institutions collapse in the face of populism and the pandemic, we can use our love of institutions to bless the world. Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30am on Sunday, February 27. Order of Service Ringing of the Bell Call to Community: Everything Hurt is

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The Seven Deadly Words – Rev. Christopher Wulff with Chris Darnell

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, February 20th.   Order of Service Prelude Ringing of the Bell Call to Community: Everything Hurt is Healed Again (words and music by Starhawk (from Kore’s Chant), arr. Kathleen Tracy Welcome and Invitation Opening Words, Chalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation: Hymn: Morning Has Come Time for All Ages – Change Sings Offering: Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry Gift of Music: I Know This Rose Will Open Joys and Sorrows: Personal Reflection Sermon Sending Hymn: A Change is Coming Announcements, Closing Words and Releasing the Flame

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Don’t Fence Me In – Rev. Christopher Wulff with Larry Brennan

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, February 13th. When the Andrews Sisters sang, Don’t Fence Me In, they gave voice to the desire to be unconstrained, to be free to be ourselves. But that freedom to be ourselves requires that we also love others as themselves, and that can be so hard when we’re changing, transforming people all the time. How do our relationships, romantic and otherwise, ask of us to make space for our changing selves and the changes in others? How do we hold our commitments with love and

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Moving, Not Standing – Rev. Christopher Wulff

A little more than a century ago, Lewis Fisher, dean of the Ryder Divinity School in Chicago, a Universalist seminary, wrote “Universalists are often asked to tell where they stand. But the only true answer to give to this question is that we do not stand at all, we move.” In this month when we’re exploring transformation and change, at personal, relational, congregational and social levels, we begin with the question, “How do we change?” We’ll explore this with the help of Michael Pollan, adrienne maree brown, and a very hungry caterpillar. Worship Associate Mia Shaughnessy will lead us in

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What Do Y’all Believe, Anyway? – Rev. Christopher Wulff

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service on Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 am. For most of us it’s a good piece of work to reflect on that answer for ourselves from time to time. And it’s probably easier for most of us to answer that question as individuals than it is to answer for our community, our tradition. Within this congregation we have folks who come from all kinds of experiences, and all kinds of understandings, and all kinds of theologies. This diversity is one of the great gifts of Unitarian Universalism, but it can certainly

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Our Bodies, Ourselves – Rev. Christopher Wulff

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, January 23, 2022. At the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, we are overwhelmed by new laws, and the repeal of old ones, all seeking to limit access to abortion or reproductive health care. Unitarian Universalists have many decades of history supporting access to abortion and the rights of people to make the best decisions for their bodies. What are we called to do now to ensure that those who need care, especially those who have historically had trouble getting it, have access

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Lift Every Voice and Sing – Rev. Christopher Wulff

Across our country, the struggle for voting rights has been renewed in ways that seemed unimaginable short years ago. As we honor the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it seems more likely that it won’t see a 50th. How does our Unitarian Universalist history and theology respond to these challenges? What does it ask of us, and how might we respond? Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, January 2022.

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Finding Your Voice: Singing as Spiritual Practice – Scott Farrell

Click here to join the livestream of this worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.  Many of us have primary wounds around the use of our voices. Whether it’s feeling that what we say is not valid, or concluding that we can’t sing, we often find that we are constricted and restricted in our day-to-day lives in how we express ourselves vocally. Join Westside’s Music Director and members of the congregation as we explore our current relationships with our voices, and ways that we might find pathways to greater vocal empowerment. Order of Service can be found

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