September 2018 – Upcoming Services

September 2

Wisdom of the World’s Religions 

The Rev. Cathey Edwards

Our Unitarian Universalist tradition recognizes six major sources of spiritual wisdom. We explore this sixth and final source in the ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world’s religions. It is a challenge to do justice to this expansive acceptance of the major religious traditions. How do we sort through the contradictions?  Are there any ideas we cannot accept?

September 9

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters: Homecoming & Water Communion

The Rev. Cathey Edwards

With a wonderful mix of music and ritual, we will gather together as a community to celebrate our ingathering for a new church year. We pour together waters from home and from afar in our annual water communion ceremony. You are invited to bring any water you have. During the service we pour all or part of the water you’ve brought. As always, we will have “proxy water” on hand.

September 16

Building Beloved Community: 2000s at Hope Unitarian Church

The Rev. Cathey Edwards

As we continue exploring Hope’s history decade by decade in this 50th year of the church’s life, we look at the new millennium. In the early 2000s the church was active in music, city life, and honoring all who passed. The church was busy building Beloved Community.

September 23

Curating Community Now

Yadenee Hailu

Beloved Community is a popular goal, but what is less clear is how we will get there—or when we know we’ve created it. We will explore how our idea of Beloved Community informs our path, daily actions, and every intention. Whether for society, Hope Church, family, or within our own village of friends, we’re often wondering how to curate Beloved Community.

September 30

Dwell in the Harvest

The Rev. Cathey Edwards

This time of year is the intersection of the autumn equinox, harvest festivals, and the Jewish tradition of Sukkot. These celebrations honor Beloved Community while strengthening the resolve and commitment of individuals. We explore this paradox of community.