Rev. Pam Gehrke

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

We will consider the moral and spiritual dimensions of trust. How is it earned by individuals, and how can it be cultivated collectively? What is the role of trust in sustaining the fabric of society?

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

An exploration of the fifth of our seven UU principles: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large.”   Giving of the Plate (UU Musician’s Network)—Potluck—Board Meeting

Coming Together

If there is one thing we all know about Unitarian Universalism, it is probably that we have no creed. What is less well known is what then brings and keeps us together. What is meant by

“Beyond Belief”

An exploration of the role of belief in shaping religious identity. How does belief function in Unitarian Universalism, which does not entail conformity to any creed or doctrine?

“Hunger for Heritage”

Giving of the Plate (Domestic Violence Intervention Center)—Potluck—Board Meeting Working to understand the past—personal as well as collective—grounds us in the present and brings clarity to our vision for the future. What does our heritage and history say about us as Unitarian Universalists?

“What’s Your Song? Reflections on Identity and Music”

There is an invitation circulating on Facebook asking you to “list the ten albums that were most important to you in your teen years.” To what extent does musical preference reflect identity, and how, in turn, does it shape us?

Equal Justice Initiative

It has been my privilege to meet Bryan Stevenson and to support his organization, Equal Justice Initiative. His book Just Mercy has brought global attention to the work of EJI, which has won the release of innocent people wrongly convicted and won new trials for those (including children as young as 13) unfairly sentenced. More … Continued

Transforming Ourselves and the World

Unitarian Universalists sometimes feel torn between spiritual pursuits and social justice work. We will explore ways of honoring both impulses to enjoy lives of wholeness and integrity.

Martin, Malcolm, and America

Food Bank Collection – Giving of the Plate (Iris Field Fund)—Potluck—BoardMeeting Civil rights activist and religious leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is justifiably celebrated by a national holiday commemorating his birthday. We explore the life and legacy of King’s contemporary and fellow Black liberation leader Malcolm X, with whom he is often compared.

Lessons and Carols

A simple service for Christmas morning featuring readings, reflection, and music.