In Rev. Chris’s last Sunday service as minister of AUUF, we will reflect on our time together and Rev. Chris will offer a charge for the future.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Reconciliation is a virtue with a lot of pitfalls, especially due to its misuse in the wider culture. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine the elements necessary for authentic reconciliation and when it may be better to walk away.
Every year we share flowers among ourselves as a symbol of our shared community. In our annual Flower Communion Service, we’ll examine how this sort of symbolic act can remind us that true joy is contagious.
A lack of leadership can easily lead an organization to stagnation and indifference. What if the way forward is recovering a vision and having the spirit of an adventurer to see it forward, no matter the consequences? In this service, Rev. Chris will invoke the … read more.
After Black Friday, all seemed lost. But, in this service, Rev. Chris argues that Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Sunday enabled a renewal of values, a reminder of the possibility of a different way of being that continues to resonate to this day.
Queen Elizabeth II once pointed out, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” But what is the point of loving if we’re eventually going to grieve? In this service, we’ll examine grief and love as corollaries and why we need each in our lives.
The idea that the well-being of humanity could be a central religious concern was a radical idea in the late nineteenth century that continues to be controversial today. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how Religious Humanism brought the spiritual back to Earth and … read more.
Covenant is more than a buzzword or a set of rules or expectations; in Unitarian Universalism, it’s foundational to the way we create religious community. In this service, we’ll examine the history of covenant within Unitarian Universalism and how covenant acts as the glue that … read more.
In our annual canvas kick off, we’ll ask: what do we imagine for the future of our congregation and how do we get there?
We like to think Unitarian Universalism is a faith for everyone, but the truth is, like all faith traditions, there are people who may just not feel comfortable with our tradition. In this service, inspired by a classic sermon from Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen, Rev. … read more.