Rev. Wendy Bartel

Bread of Life

  Let us gather to explore gratitude as a spiritual practice, and to share in a bread communion where all are welcome. For what are you grateful? What nourishes you? What nourishes this community? Both choirs will be part of this Sunday celebration.

The Start of Something Good

Our UUA Congregational Life Consultant, the Rev. Evin Carvill Zeimer, joins us for the whole weekend! Come hear about what has transpired and lean into the future of our new shared ministry!

The (Un)Common Good

Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams once said that an unexamined faith is not worth living. As UUs, how do we assess what is good, what is common, and how do we make choices to live our lives contributing to the well-being of all?  

Honoring our Ancestors

Many religious and cultural traditions acknowledge in some form, the passing from corporeal to spirit or other form. On this day, we’ll honor the ancestors of our lives, both biological and spiritual/social kin. Bring a photo or memento to share and arrive a little early to add it to the altar/offrenda.

Imagine all the people…

  What has been and what is and what will be are fluid, impermanent. Science and religion are evolving and grappling with questions of the mystery. If we want the future to be different from the present and the past to remind us to not relive it, we must be able to imagine what’s possible.

Traveling Mercies

Anne Lammott wrote, “We’re walking temples of noise, and when you add tender hearts to this mix, it somehow lets us meet in places we couldn’t get to any other way.” How might we meet one another, whether walking, rolling, or wishing across the miles?

Rivers of Grace: Water Communion and Ingathering

Unitarian Universalists celebrate water communion in many ways. Bring a little bit of water that is from or symbolizes your summer ponderings and adventures. Bring your whole self as we celebrate the start of a new church year and welcome our new settled co-ministers! Stay for an all-congregation picnic and fun in the fountains!

Another Possibility Waiting

Who are we called to be? What are we called to do? This Unitarian Universalist faith invites us each and invites us all to become our best selves, to build beloved community. Is it possible?

Perfectly Imperfect: Life in the Arena

On this first Candidating Sunday, we’ll get to know the co-ministers a bit as they share who they are and their calling to ministry. We will lean in to the call for a UU teach-in about white supremacy culture this week.