Speaker: Bob Patrick

Playing with God

Poets offer us many perspectives on our relationship with various concepts of God. Join Rev. Jan and Bob as they offer us ways to play with God through writings from Hafiz, Harkin and others. 

Rev. Jan Taddeo and Bob Patrick, Service Leaders

Join us via Zoom: … read more.

One Nation, Indivisible?

There’s no way to know for sure what our country and our lives will look like in the aftermath of Election Day. Many predict upheaval, uncertainty, and uprisings.
How can and does our Unitarian Universalist faith guide us to be agents of healing … read more.

Liberating Grief

Poet, Mary Oliver writes: 
“That time I thought I could not 
go any closer to grief
without dying

I went closer,
and I did not die.”

We have all, as a community, a nation, and a world gone closer to death.  In this service we reflect on … read more.

Attention: Stretching Toward Something New

Stretching a muscle can feel good. Stretch that muscle too far, and it can hurt. Don’t stretch at all, and muscles tend to become dysfunctional. What if the same is true for our minds, our hearts, and that of the human being … read more.

Free and Responsible: Please Check Your Prepositions

In American-speak, the words “freedom” and “responsibility” have been reduced to a kind of viral individualism.  Freedom means “what I am free to do.” Responsibility means “what I have to take care of–and none of that is any of your business.”  In this service … read more.

Zen Tenebrae Good Friday Service

In Buddhist tradition, Zen is a way of entering into the experience of another and finding peace in the unity of being with that other. In Christian tradition, the Tenebrae service invites us to enter into the experience of the final hours of the … read more.

Practicing Letting Go

In this service we will reflect on how suffering arises in our lives and consider some practices for letting go so that we may continue on our life’s journey.

Bob Patrick, Service Leader

Cultivating Peace for a New Year

“Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders . . .  To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life.  They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time.”   These are … read more.

The Cauldron of Vocation

Sorrow and joy often appear in our culture, sometimes even in Unitarian Universalist worships services, as binary opposites. Whether we mean to or not, we speak and act at times as if when there is sorrow there can be no joy and when there is … read more.