Topic: Spiritual Journey

Welcome to the Temple

The body is the one thing in this world which is completely and intimately ours. Rather than engaging in a spirituality that denies the body, we can move closer to an experience of God here and now by fully engaging with the body. Our bodies … read more.

Flower Communion

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.

Honoring our Stewardship of Nature

As fellow inhabitants of this planet, the earth is our common home. We are temporary residents of this amazing world and partake of its gifts and resources during our stay. What kind of guests should we be? What conditions will we leave … read more.

What Does “Faith” Mean?

“Faith” has different meanings for each of us, especially among UUs. We’ll be delving into these different meanings and look for what we have in common.

Len Hayward has a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School and is an initiated Druid in the … read more.

Tightening the Cleats

This being NFL season, I am tying my interest in football to some of the values found in the 7 principles. Two of the concepts I’d like to introduce are TRACTION and the PIVOT. How do these ideas manifest in practice of our 7 principles? … read more.

Why Are We Here (At Church)?

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.

The Road Less Traveled: Wielding the Tools of Discipline

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.

The Five Jagged Rocks of UUism

What is the bedrock that the UU faith is based on? The Reverends Nancy Bowen and Mike Morran created the Five Jagged Rocks to recognize “a faith that is dangerous and not always smooth-going.” UUs embrace a belief system that can seem rough around the … read more.