In this service, as we wrap up our programming year, we will celebrate our community and how we have come together in the last year while looking ahead to what is to come! Come celebrate how our AUUF community changes our world!
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Author Thomas Moore suggested that looking deeply and sensing the sacredness in ordinary life can be therapeutic and enriching to our lives. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how shifting our perspective on the world can be a balm for the soul.
Our society often judges a person by how productive they are, and many people over-identify with their job leading to an epidemic of workaholism. What would it be like to radically rethink our relation to work and see ourselves as people with inherent worth and … read more.
Each of us is nurtured by the acceptance that comes from loving and caring relationships. This Mother’s Day, we’ll examine how we’re shaped by the love and acceptance of mothers, whether surrogate or biological.
After a season of difficulty in our world, it’s more important than ever that we find ways to renew ourselves, even as it looks like our world may be able to reopen soon. But what does this sort of renewal look like? In this service, … read more.
In many parts of the world, including much of the United States, being transgender continues to be taboo. In this special Transgender Day of Visibility service, we’ll examine how accepting all the parts of yourself can teach us deeper lessons in authenticity, vulnerability, and self-love.
Japanese author Okakura Kakuzo once said, “In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” In our annual flower communion service, we’ll examine how flowers can be a token to remind us of our connections to one another and to the Earth.
In our current polarized world, it can be easy to cast aside people who harm or offend us. But what if changing the world was as simple as learning to see something respectable in every person? In this service, Rev. Chris will examine the power … read more.
Mercy has been lauded as a virtue for centuries, but it doesn’t come easy. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine what it means to be merciful and how compassion can lead us to more merciful lives.
Since the dawn of humanity, people have always wondered, “Where do we come from?” When Charles Darwin promoted his theory of evolution, some believed it to be a nihlistic and unsatisfactory response. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how Darwin’s theory of evolution, properly … read more.