For centuries, cultures have cultivated myths about dangerous creatures that lurk just on the edge of awareness. It seems many of us still have a fear of the unknown today. In this service, we’ll examine why people are scared of what’s not known and how … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Liberal religions, including Unitarian Universalism, have long touted reason as one of the chief values, and with good reason. Some philosophers and activists have pushed back against reason as the sole, or even chief, way of knowing the world. In this service, Rev. Chris will … read more.
The continuing degradation of the Earth can seem hopeless, and psychologists report that many are experiencing mental health crises in the face of destruction. In this service, Rev. Chris will ask: how do we maintain hope in the face of such hopeless odds?
Animal companions remind us that life is precious and reminds us to revere the life around us. As we celebrate our animal companions, we’ll be reminded of our interconnection in the web of life.
Babies can remind us of the blessings that are ever present in our lives and give us the strength to press on. As we welcome the newest members of our AUUF community, we’ll examine the role of children in our lives.
Balance doesn’t often come easily, but it often comes from finding a sense of wholeness in our lives. As we celebrate the Autumn Equinox, we’ll examine what it takes to find balance in our lives and how to reap the harvest of this wholeness.
The punk rock scene emerged in the 1970s as a challenge both to the orthodoxy of the rock music scene and as a challenge to conceptions of normality. In this sermon, partly autobiographical and partly historical, Rev. Chris will examine the punk scene as a … read more.
In the kick-off to our 2021-2022 justice focus, we’ll examine environmental justice as a pressing issue in our world and ask: how can we leave the Earth a better place than when we arrived?
Many people wish to feel, look, or be normal, but have you ever thought of the standards that this word “normal” implies? In this service, Rev. Chris will unpack what it means to be normal and ask: what if nobody is normal?
It has been a year since we have been together in person on our grounds, and many of us are feeling a mix emotions after the trauma of the pandemic. In this service, as we mingle our waters together, we’ll come together to remind ourselves … read more.