Speaker: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Stevens

Awaken Joy!

The shock is wearing off, and we are settling in for a longer period of staying at home.  So let’s remember that inviting joy into our hearts and lives remains one of our important Human Superpowers.  Even in times of uncertainty, we have the capacity … read more.

A Wisdom Communion

NOTICE: This service will be held online using Zoom.
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Instructions for Zoom

This ritual-centered service will involve reflecting on, collecting, and sharing the bits of wisdom each of us have acquired in our living.

Celebrant: Rebecca Rod

Video service

 

Collective Resilience

As individual people, we have limits. We need breaks and rest. We have strengths and gifts, but we also have blind spots and things that are especially hard for us to handle. Luckily, none of us have to rely solely on ourselves. What are the … read more.

Practices of Resilience

There are specific habits and practices that help us metabolize and integrate trauma, grief, and other challenges. What are they? Shall we try some of them out together?

Video service

Audio service

 

 

The Joy of Resilience

What do we know about the nature of resilience? What beliefs support the capacity to learn and grow in the face of difficulties? Can we stay strong and joyful when the going gets rough?

Video service

Audio service

 

 

Right Speech, Right Action

What are the practices that help us bring our speech and our actions into alignment with our deep values? How do we train ourselves to respond skillfully, rather than reacting instinctively? The answers will be different for everyone, but the questions are worth pondering together.

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White Lies

On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Unitarian minister James Reeb in Selma, AL (an event which helped turn the tide of public support for the Civil Rights Act), two journalists with Southern roots and liberal educations went back to the scene of the … read more.

Understanding the Epidemic

Each year, Elizabeth auctions off a sermon topic to raise funds for the church. This year’s winner, Pat Rathmann, has asked her to reflect on a difficult subject that deserves our attention and focus. The epidemic of Gun violence in our nation shows no signs … read more.