This year’s multigenerational winter holiday play will re-enact the biblical Nativity story, but in a very UU sort of way. Children, youth, and adults will be able to participate easily in this fun “no-rehearsal” pageant: when roles are announced by the narrators, anyone can … read more.
Rev. Matthew McHale
The living tradition of Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources, this Sunday we explore our first source “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces … read more.
The ritual of communion began as a time set aside to welcome everyone to a communal table to share food and give thanks. Several members of our Emerson community have graciously offered to bake bread that we will share during our service to celebrate … read more.
Has America ever been the “sweet land of liberty,” of which we sing? What histories does remembering our country that way, require us to gloss over or forget? And at what cost? On this Sunday after the election, we reflect on the promise and potential of America.
David Early, … read more.
Women won the right to vote in this country in 1920, and yet, almost 100 years later women still find themselves as second class citizens in too many ways. Now we find ourselves at a tipping point, where countless women are (re)claiming their voices, … read more.
Many of us crave a stronger sense of community and belonging. On this New Member Sunday, we formally welcome those who have joined Emerson as members, and consider how we might move from I to We, and from individualism to interdependence?
Julie Borden, Worship Associate
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The way we see ourselves, the stories we tell about your life can help us to grow and change, or leave us repeating the same mistakes all over again. How much can our perceptions actually shape our reality?
This Sunday is second of a two-part series, … read more.
As humans we are predisposed to focus on the present or the immediate future, while great for the survival of our early human ancestors, this short-sided perspective prevents us from seeing (and preparing for) future challenges. And perhaps more importantly focusing too much on the … read more.
Rev. Matthew McHale
Karen Rose, Worship Associate
As Rebecca Parker says, “Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be—can be used to bless or curse the world…” This Sunday we explore how can we live our lives as blessings, and acknowledge the ways we … read more.
We are taking our monthly theme of creativity to heart and pulling out all the stops for this service. We’re not sure exactly what the service be—because you’re going to help create it—but we know it will be fun, inspired and unexpected!
Special Music: … read more.