Speaker: Rev. Jill Cowie

My Whole Soul Is In This

Joe Biden quoted this phrase in his inauguration address echoing President Lincoln so many years ago when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. All religions talk about the soul as the sweet spot for finding hope in the fullness of living. President Biden went … read more.

A Vision of Tomorrow

Nearly 60 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dared to share a dream of a more equal and just society. One that would come to be through non-violent resistance. As our nation begins a new chapter, what shared vision of tomorrow shall we dream? … read more.

On Becoming a Transparent Eyeball

I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.
These are my favorite lines of the central text of American Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Nature.” … read more.

Staying Safe

Forrest Church, a colleague of beloved memory, writes “The path of life is strewn with trap doors. Yet, life is a gift, everyday is a miracle.” How you respond to your fear is a big part of how to claim this gift. … read more.

Our Christmas Pageant

On this day we will claim the magic of this Christmas myth via video thanks to the creativity and skill of our Director of Religoius Education, Laura Vilain and our youth. We will relive and revive the story with lots of singing thanks to … read more.

Closing the Circle

As you may remember, in 2016 the Lakota Oyate people of South Dakota welcomed the entire camp of humanity to the Standing Rock as relatives and over 5,000 came, including many UUs. At the General Assembly that year we passed an Action of … read more.

Healing

In his video blog – “The Day After the Election,” Marc Lamont Hill said “the fact that Donald Trump was competitive tells you everything you need to know about America.” He is right. The election is holding up a mirror in which we see … read more.

Held and Compelled by the Movement of Our Time

A prophetic church, says Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams interprets the signs of the times in its struggle for human decency and  justice. Prophethood by which each of us, that is everybody, brings the light of faith to work together and make explicit the “epochal” … read more.