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.
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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“Where Two or More are Gathered”
Brian Nelson and Barbara Calvi, Guest Speakers
In Unitarian Universalism, we champion the idea that each individual serves as their own religious authority. What role, then, does congregation play in each person’s search for truth? How did this year’s General … read more.
A Franciscan blessing says, “May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that we may live from deep within our hearts.” How can we embrace and engage the whole truth about a person, despite their differences, to form … read more.
This Mother’s Day we explore what (and who) it takes to raise children. All of us have been shaped not just by our parents but by the communities we grew up in. What does it mean for Emerson to be a supportive and nurturing community … read more.
Community is hard work. In community we inevitably hurt each other, disappoint each other, and find ourselves in conflict. Such occasions can test community, but how we respond in those situations can actually help make the relationship or community stronger.
David Early, Worship Associate
Special Music: … read more.