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Make a Joyful Noise! (UUA Southeast District Choir Festival)

Over one hundred singers from the (former) Southeast District of the UUA and the One Human Family Workshops Choir will perform several songs under the direction of Dr. Raymond Wise, Director of African American Choral Ensemble, Indiana University Bloomington. The combined choir will have rehearsed together all day on March 4. Rev. Sasha Ostrom, Assistant … Continued

Playing It Safe

We want–and need–to feel safe and secure in our lives, in our world, and in the religious community that is our spiritual home. But life isn’t, and can never be, 100% safe and there are times when we have to–and need to–take risks in order to live life fully, joyfully, and wholly, to grow and … Continued

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In Scorn of the Consequences

The mid-20th century farmer, Greek scholar and anti-racist activist Clarence Jordan defined faith as “a life lived in scorn of the consequences”. Sister Simone Campbell talked about “walking toward trouble”. Christians sometimes talk about being “Fools for Christ”. This April Fool’s weekend we’ll explore what it means to take risks for our highest values.

Freedom From, Freedom To, Freedom For

Freedom is a core value of our liberal religious faith. True freedom, though, means more than being free to say or do whatever we please. Freedom means liberating ourselves, as well as others, from the chains that bind us to a narrow but comfortable ways of thinking and being and frees us to live and … Continued

Out of the Tomb

The story of Easter is not only about the (supposed) resurrection of Jesus following his execution and death. It is also about the resurrection of the human spirit–escaping from the darkness and death of the tombs that imprison us—tombs of “what ifs” and “should haves,” tombs of “not good enough,” tombs that prevent us from … Continued

Benediction

The word “benediction” means “good words.” On his last Sunday in the pulpit, the Fellowship’s Lead Minister, Rev. John L. Saxon, will offer his “good words” and blessings to us as he bids us farewell.