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.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
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.
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.
So often, seemingly insignificant acts from who we believe are minor players have the potential to reverberate through time. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how even small actions have the potential to change the world.
“Act your age!” It’s a constant refrain people hear the older they get, but what if play actually helps us? In this service, Rev. Chris will examine why play is so important to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
So often, people find it most difficult to show compassion to themselves in their times of need. In this service, Rev. Chris will explore why self-compassion may be the most important form of compassion.
We live in a society where the default seems to be deep seated fear about showing up with our full authentic selves. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine the power of vulnerability to allow us to show up as our full selves and recover … read more.