Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, Mental Health Community Minister at the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, will speak about mental health and the role of a congregation in the process of recovery. She is joined by Worship Associate Alanna Kelly. Special music by Susan Keiter, Joci … read more.
Speaker: Alanna Kelly
There are so many different kinds of love – how may we grow our hearts and our world to accept and celebrate love in all its forms? Join Worship Associates Alanna Kelly and Susan Keiter for a service about setting expressing love and setting love … read more.
As a religious liberal, we like to tell stories from the bible that support our values of love, equality, and generosity. But what about stories that make us uncomfortable? As Unitarian Universalists, we are inheritors of the Judaeo-Christian bible and all of its stories which, for better or worse, continue to hold power in the modern world. When we distance ourselves from these stories do we rob ourselves of the power to make real change in systems of oppression? Join us as we explore this topic through one of the lesser known parables. Worship leader Katrinca Ford, worship associate Alanna Kelly and musician Denise Blasé will be joined in the pulpit by a local hotel worker who will provide personal testimony on issue facing the working poor today.
Gandhi states, “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” Come and explore with us the ancient spiritual practice of prayer. What exactly is prayer? Do you have to believe in God to pray? What are the different ways in which our soul can express itself in prayer?