Families of the Heart

Often this month is hard as it brings so many different memories of family. I find hope in Andrew Solomon’s words, “if the physical and psychic place to which you were born wants no more of you, an infinitude of locales of the spirit beckons.” What he is saying is that when families to which we are born are not welcoming, or change over time, we can find families of the heart, places of belonging, of rebirth. My sermon tells my story of such a journey and invites you to ponder yours.

Music Sunday and Hope

This Music Sunday there will be a performance of Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and a sermon on Hope by Rev. Jill Cowie

Brian D. McLaren writes, “Politicians compete for higher offices, business tycoons scramble for bigger pieces of the pie, armies march and scientists study, preachers preach, and laborers sweat. But in that silent baby, lying in the humble manger, there pulses more potential power and wisdom and grace and aliveness than all the rest of us can imagine. Come listen as our choir lifts this truth in melody in this most beautiful cantata that will be embellished with advent readings and a sermon on hope.

Paying it Forward

Household Goods: A Spirit-Filled Organization
HUUC will welcome one of the founders of Acton-based Household Goods. The organization’s longtime mission is to help people make a home during their time of greatest need. In support of the effort, donations of gently used flatware and kitchen utensils will be gratefully collected between now and then in the foyer. When possible, please bring these items in Ziplock bags to help keep them sorted. For more information, visit www.householdgoods.org or contact Kelley Taylor at kelley@picante.com.