Many view abolition as a narrow set of political demands that seem far-fetched and out of reach. However, abolition can be viewed as an ethic that permeates our lives by changing how we interact with each other. In this service, Rev. Chris will explore how … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
With the inauguration this Wednesday, some may feel a sense of relief. In this service, But Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. In this service, Rev. Chris will explore what we can learn from the last decade … read more.
There seems to be something about humans trying to fill every bit of silence with noise, even when we aren’t listening: talk, music, television. But what if allowing the silence to surround and fill us can actually be a balm for the hectic soul? In … read more.
Those who were seeking Jesus in Bethlehem on the first Christmas were looking for a sign of the fulfillment of God’s promise. Just so, many of us search for a sign that things will be better tomorrow. In our annual Christmas Eve service, we’ll examine … read more.
Even in the darkness of the winter solstice, we know the sun will eventually shine again, but it can be hard to fathom this simple truth. In our annual solstice service, we’ll examine how waiting for the coming sun can be a way of getting … read more.
Seneca once said, “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness,” and kindness can be a great medicine for the bruised soul. In this service, we’ll examine how kindness can help soothe the bruised soul and help get us through, … read more.
One Sunday a decade ago, in a crisis of faith, Rev. Chris found their way into a British Unitarian chapel, and their life’s trajectory was forever altered. In this year’s auction sermon, Rev. Chris reflects on their time as a Unitarian Universalist, what brought them … read more.
Though we’ve been apart physically, our community has found new ways to connect in this time of social distancing. In our annual bread offering service, we’ll examine how connection finds a way even in times of uncertainty.
No matter how the presidential election goes, the work ahead will be long and painful but important. In this post-election service, we will look forward to what the future demands of us and ask: now what?
It’s easy to think of our lives as disconnected from the past, but we are always influenced by a cloud of ancestors whose actions, in many ways, determine our future. In our annual Day of Remembrance service, we’ll pay homage to those who came before … read more.