We generally think of our personal choices as be either aesthetic or moral choices: Do I wear blue or green today? Do I donate my dollar to the children’s hospital or the homeless shelter? We think of the appeals to what is “good” morally and … read more.
Speaker: Alec Peck
Alec Peck has been a practicing UU for 23 years, and has a deep passion for the intellectual and spiritual challenges of exploring the six sources of our living tradition. He was raised in a UU church, chosen by his father, raised Quaker, and mother, raised Jewish (though both Humanist in praxis).
Alec has studied natural science at Creighton University, a Jesuit institution and is now completing his Ph.D. at UC Riverside and is the chair of the Worship Committee here in the Church.
Where did we all come from? What does it mean to be human, and what is the human place in the universe? How does our perception of The Divine impact the practical life of people in our society? What’s up with all the snakes? These … read more.
The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.
Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by … read more.
The Passover Seder is one of the most important celebrations on the Jewish calendar. Even Jews that are not religious the rest of the year will attend a Seder. Seders also have a universal appeal because of the values being celebrated: freedom, striving against oppression, … read more.
Unitarian Universalism is currently taking a profoundly important step in committing to work as an entire body, a Beloved Community, against white supremacy. In order to make this commitment as effective as possible, it is important to reflect on the internal struggle that we who … read more.
UUs all believe in different Gods, and sometimes no Gods at all. UUs aren’t required to do certain rituals or practices, except the ones which speak to their spirit. UUs demand we take personal and communal responsibility for spiritual growth, not look to a church … read more.
Life, even in 2022, can often be difficult. The spiritual journey is one built on the pain of confronting difficult challenges. In short, discipline is the practice of confronting spiritual challenges. But what exactly is self-discipline, and how can we actually apply it? M. Scott … read more.
Life, even in 2021, can be difficult. The spiritual journey is one built on the pain of confronting difficult challenges. In short, discipline is the practice of confronting spiritual challenges. But what exactly is self-discipline, and how can we actually apply it? M. Scott Peck … read more.
“Not For Innocent Ears” is a humanistic portrait of the spiritual beliefs, healing strategies, oral traditions, customs and teachings of Desert Cahuilla people, the aboriginal hunters-gatherers-and-gardeners of Coachella Valley. Although these native Californians maintained their aboriginal lifestyle until the nineteenth century, very little is … read more.
In 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future came to life in the western-in-space, Star Trek. Roddenberry showed us an optimistic future: humanity’s internal problems, including racism, poverty, and violence have been solved, and the morality of humans is tested in the wilderness of … read more.