As we prepare to wrap up the congregational year, let’s celebrate the amazing volunteers that have kept our fellowship going this last year. As we look forward to next year and continued uncertainty due to COVID-19, we’ll focus on how any religious community is much … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Many people feel today that they can’t trust what others tell them, whether it’s a distrust of the government or a belief that there’s more to stories we’re being told. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine the ancient spiritual practice of discernment and ask … read more.
In many religions, “to worship” means to praise a god or gods. However, Rev. Chris argues, Unitarian Universalists have reclaimed the original meaning of the word. In this service, we will examine how we all worship on a daily basis, even if we believe … read more.
Today, for Mother’s Day, we will celebrate the mothers, biological and otherwise, who loved us into being. We’ll examine why being a mother is much more than a genetic relationship.
As we walk the road of life, it can be tempting to latch onto what we think we know and miss the proverbial bus completely. Ancient Buddhist and Daoist sages understood that this was a form of grasping that keeps us from finding enlightenment. In … read more.
Parker Palmer once said, “If we want to support each other’s inner lives, we must remember a simple truth: the human soul does not want to be fixed, it wants simply to be seen and heard.” But what does it mean to listen to another? … read more.
So much resistance to climate change reform has been because of denial that human civilization can change. In this Earth Day service, Rev. Chris will argue that social distancing has taught us how resilient humans can be in the face of global crisis.
Some people say the purpose of any religion is to bring hope to the world, but what happens when hope seems to be far, far away. In this Easter service, we will examine how Easter can bring hope in bleak times.
So often we think the holy is distant, somewhere “out there” and far-removed from humanity, but what if we can find that which is sacred in the here and now using only our five senses? In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how recognizing the … read more.
From the earliest days of American Unitarianism when individual congregations came together in mutual aid, our faith has been called a covenantal, rather than a creedal, faith. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine what it means to say that Unitarian Universalists are a people … read more.