Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Flower Communion

The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. In this ceremony, everyone … Continue reading Flower Communion

Memorial Day

Winston Churchill is often quoted saying: “History is written by the victors,” and while it is true that our nation’s history has been told overwhelmingly from the perspective of straight, white, cis-male folks of means, those who have been marginalized, disenfranchised, have always found ways to remember and tell their stories.  Those stories, though, have almost … Continue reading Memorial Day

Easter Sunday

Even when everything seems lost, and broken, and uncertain, and you think it’s over, it’s then that God, or Love, or Goodness, whatever you call it, shows up, breaks into our lives to renew and resurrect hope.

International Women’s Day

This year, the United Nations has chosen the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” They are promoting gender equality in the context of the climate crisis. Theologically, we find inspiration and valuable resources in Eco-Feminist and Eco-Womanist approaches in the powerful voices of women and girls leading the climate justice movement.