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.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
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 our annual flower communion and Easter service, we will examine how the twin threads of flower communion and … 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.
Building compassionate religious and spiritual community isn’t easy or the faint of heart. We come together each week and create something special at AUUF. As we kickoff our annual canvass, Rev. Chris will exam how each of us contributes to building Beloved Community in the … read more.
Sometimes what the world needs isn’t someone willing to compromise their values, but a leader poised to change minds and transform the world. On this MLK Day, we will examine how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s radical call of acceptance can transform how we do justice … read more.
We live in a culture where everyone wants to be right about everything, so much so that it’s often difficult to know when we’re actually wrong. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how the spiritual virtue of humility can enable us to examine our … read more.