As we celebrate the darkest day of the year, is their still joy in the darkness? In this service, we’ll explore darkness and whether it can help us find the light.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
In contrast to our dominant market economy, many cultures have traditionally existed as egalitarian gift economies where the world, and its associated responsibilities, belong to everyone. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine whether this model could help us find joy in the everyday act … read more.
A movement is afoot in the Christian world to abandon church buildings and take spiritualty back to nature. But why would someone do this? In this service, Rev. Chris will imagine what wild spirituality might mean for Unitarian Universalists and our traditions.
From a young age, we’re taught to apologize when something goes wrong. However, sometimes an apology can actually make things worse if it’s said in the wrong way. In the annual auction sermon, Rev. Chris will examine the importance of apology and how to apologize … read more.
Memory is important, but the past alone cannot sustain us. Just so, hope cannot sustain itself without memory. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how memory and hope are corollaries and how we need both to have either.
Margaret Sanger once said, “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” In this service, we’ll examine the moral imperative of reproductive justice and ask, in the face of recent defeats, what’s next?
Western culture encourages us to do everything in a hurry, to multitask, to get as much done as we can. But urgency can also be a trap that prevents us from fully taking stock of complicated situations. In this service, we’ll examine urgency and ask … read more.
Albert Einstein once said, “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” But why is awe so important to the human spirit? In this service, we’ll ask: what does awe do … read more.
Comedian Josh Billings once wrote, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Indeed, for many people, the love of their companion animals is what gets them through the day. In our annual animal blessing service, we … read more.
As we move into the fall equinox, we will take a moment to reflect on balance in our lives and the way our connections draw us into the web of creation and community with our fellow beings.