Posts with the tag “community”
Toward the Light - Sunday June 7, 2020
by FPUU Admin on June 10th, 2020
"We come to church to practice the harder job of love. Love takes others. And here we find others committed to the practice. Our worship is just the start of our practice. And so if we’re going to lean in so that love may flow out, I’d like to invite you to think about church differently. It’s not a time or place you pop into when you need to be fed. It’s a commitment to a practice. We sho...
But What Can We Do? - Sept. 22, 2019
by FPUU Admin on September 22nd, 2019
Despair is solitary. Hope is communal. Hope depends on community and on compassion. Both words begin with the same prefix, “com” meaning with. “Community” refers to individuals coming together, while compassion means to suffer with, to feel another’s pain as if it were your own. We act when we feel and when we know we are not alone. And that’s when things begin to happen. ... ...
For Such a Time as This - March 12, 2017
by FPUU Admin on March 12th, 2017
A modern comedian, an ancient Persian queen, and a Kenyan environmentalist walk into a bar – not quite, but my sources for this morning’s sermon do sound like the beginning of a joke. What else could bring together Maggie Rowe, actress, comedy writer, and author of the new spiritual memoir Sin Bravely: My Great Escape from Evangelical Hell; Esther, one of only two women to have a book of the...
Off the Hook - March 5, 2017
by FPUU Admin on March 5th, 2017
Though we often don’t think of religious practice in these terms, I’ve come to believe that the purpose of all religious practice at its base is really to help us stay present to the struggles going on around us that we may engage in the struggles to help one another. This is the idea of ubuntu. Read the whole sermon here:...
From "Gilligan's Island" to Amazing Grace - February 7, 2016
by FPUU Admin on February 11th, 2016
In our faith community, we may not live day after day together without running water or electricity amid falling coconuts and palm trees, but we do gather Sunday after Sunday (and often other days too) with people we wouldn’t otherwise know. Read the whole sermon here:...
LIfe's Too Short to Be Mean - March 23, 2014
by FPUU Admin on March 26th, 2014
" If generosity is rooted in love and a sense of abundance, meanness is rooted in fear and a sense of poverty. We are mean when we fear there isn’t enough to go around – enough care, enough regard, enough resources, enough love." (To read the full sermon click here...
When Lawyers Hear Stories - a sermon by the Rev. Ms. Anne Robertson, March 31, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 3, 2019In Debt to Life - April 7, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 10, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 17, 2019We Are the Parade - Easter Sunday April 21, 2019Weekly What's Happening April 24 - May 4
"Cosmic Webs" by Kate Glennon - July 28, 2019Weekly What's Happening August 7-17"Through Hardship to the Stars : Per Aspera Ad Astra" by Brian Sutton - August 11, 2019Weekly What's Happening August 14 - 24"Can You Hear the Stars?" - August 25, 2019Weekly What's Happening August 28 - September 8, 2019
Weekly What's Happening September 4 - September 14, 2019 Weekly What's Happening September 11 - September 21RE Update for September 15, 2019What's the Story? - Sunday, September 15, 2019Weekly What's Happening September 18, 2019But What Can We Do? - Sept. 22, 2019What's Happening Sept. 25-Oct. 5, 2019
Communion with Ourselves - Sunday September 29What's Happening October 2-12, 2019A Time to Turn - October 6, 2019What's Happening October 9-19, 2019What's Happening October 16-26, 2019Practice Resurrection! - October 20, 2019What's Happening October 23-November 3, 2019The Upside Down - October 27, 2019What's Happening October 30-November 9, 2019