Rev. Pam Gehrke

“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.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration

A multigenerational service with candlelighting, music, readings, and refreshments to lift our spirits and warm our hearts—everyone welcome!

Gifts of the Shadow

As we in northern latitudes cycle through another winter season, how can we best appreciate the comforts of longer nights and the wisdom of the darkness?

Presents and Presence

Food Bank Collection – Giving of the Plate (Unity Wellness Center)—Potluck—BoardMeeting The winter holidays offer us many opportunities for expressing appreciation, showing love, and sharing wealth. Through the lens of a cultural history of gift exchange, we consider how we might hold to our cherished values and traditions amid the hustle and bustle of the … Continued