Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Interconnectedness as a Spiritual Practice

Many Unitarian Universalists draw inspiration from the cycles of seasons, the beauty and complexity of the natural world, and the intricate relationships between humans and all the other life on this planet. Some of us practice indigenous religions and Modern Paganism. All of these are part of the sixth source of our living tradition, “spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the Read the rest

Earth Day

Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” makes this a day to celebrate religiously. Starr King envisions a world in which reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth are central to the lives of all people. We strive to inspire, facilitate, and support practices that honor and sustain the Earth and all beings. This year on Earth Day we will be honoring our Read the rest

Easter & Flower Communion

As Unitarian Universalists, we recognize that our liberal faith is historically and spiritually rooted in Christianity. Therefore, many of us celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus, while some of us celebrate the more metaphorical kinds of resurrection: the rebirth of nature and the resurrection of dreams and hopes. Hallelujah for both! The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and … Read the rest

Honoring César Chávez and Dolores Huerta

Mexican-American labor leaders and civil rights activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta committed themselves to la causa/the cause: the struggle of farm workers in the United States to improve their working and living conditions through organizing. They founded the National Farm Workers Association and won important victories to raise pay and improve working conditions for farm workers.

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A Mighty Girl

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary girls and young women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.… Read the rest

Esther for Activists

Purim/Esther-Purim is a joyous Jewish holiday. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, whose eponymous heroine plays the leading role in saving her people. The centerpiece of the communal celebration is the reading of the Scroll of Esther, the Megillah, in the synagogue. This is a raucous affair, with whoops, hollers, and noise being made every time that Haman’s name is mentioned, so no one can hear the name of this … Read the rest

Love. Period.

Unitarian Universalists affirm unconditional, universal love as a foundation and grounding for our actions in the world. We strive to be of service to our communities and advocate for change on local, state, national, and international levels. On this Valentine’s Day, we will consider together what love truly is and how we are called to live our lives guided by it.… Read the rest

Honoring Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her courageous act is now American legend. In textbooks and documentaries, she is portrayed as the meek seamstress gazing quietly out of a bus window. But she was a lifelong activist who had been challenging white supremacy for decades before she became the famous catalyst for the Montgomery bus boycott.… Read the rest

Hope Changes Everything!

The act of breathing together is an act of conspiracy. For the past four years we have conspired to bring about change, to heal the heart of Democracy, and to restore hope. This Sunday, January 31st, join us as we gather to reflect on the inauguration ceremony and share our memories of heartbreak, resiliency, and hope.… Read the rest