Speaker: Ben Ogilvie

The Interdependent Web of Values

Values, like beings, do not exist in isolation. They are inextricably intertwined. In this service we’ll explore the connections among our recently identified church values, the existing UU principles, and the draft Article 2 of the UUA bylaws. Values define and enrich each other in profound ways.

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Opening Hymn: #298 Wake Now My Senses
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Hymn: #318 We Would Be One
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys,
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Who Do We Choose To Be

If we choose to see the past – and the present – with clear eyes and an open heart we can act in ways that align with our values, and make a difference in the world. Let’s talk about obstacles to this and the potential rewards of doing it faithfully.

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Widening the Circle of Love

If love is our shared theological core, what does it look like? How do we make it visible in the world? What are the signs that someone is inside or outside our circle of love? How can we widen our individual and communal circles of love?
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We are living in immensely difficult times. Deep societal issues including racism, economic inequality, and environmental injustice mar our current lives and threaten to harm the lives of future generations. There are no easy remedies to these community ills, but returning to the practice of covenant may offer a path forward. Living in covenant creates and develops community. It also furthers both the mission and the health of our faith movement.… Read the rest