February Worship Theme: Embodiment
"The body is a bureaucracy of habit." — Stuart Heller
Spindletop Worship Associates and Sermon Readers will present the following services on the monthly theme.
Join us for seasonal carols, hymns and readings and the lighting of the Advent candle. Light refreshments following the service.
Christmas Breakfast following services
Social Action Committee meeting will follow the service.
Sermon by Rev. Stephen Lingwood, visiting minister from Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, Bolton, Manchester, United Kingdom
Another look at creation stories and how the human mind is naturally drawn to beginnings, with an urge to trace things back, and back, and back—to try to get to the root.
"From ancient times, people have looked up into the sky and wondered how we got here and how all of it got out there. They asked questions like, Why is there something instead of nothing? And why is it beautiful? "
Ward draws on sources such as Buddhist writer Pema Chodron and comedian Tina Fey in a discussion of beginning again in our lives.
Bloom draws on the wisdom of indigenous religions, mystics and scientists in this exploration of our human creation story.
A discussion of human justice, self-worth, and what makes people risk their lives to help others (or not).
"For me, God is also the connection with Nature - that sense of belonging to a greater whole."
"By definition, Unitarian Universalists cannot be who we are standing alone, in isolation. We need each other in order to practice our faith."
"Martin Luther King said that 'We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.' It’s when we manage to invest in that network of mutuality that we discover what it really means to be neighbors."
"A problem with too much of religion today is that some people want to take the mystery out of God, to make God literal and concrete."
"The maps we consult affect how we see our journey."
"The call to covenant is there at the heart of our faith, an echo from our shared past."
"This voice, however we experience it, calls us toward a deeply felt passion, calls us to pursue some different, perhaps more noble purpose."