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.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
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.
This year has really highlighted our need for community. In our stewardship kickoff service, we’ll examine how AUUF has been a lifeline for so many people this year and how we promote connections in our fellowship and the larger community.
Recently, Gov. Ivey proposed opening three new for-profit private prisons in the state of Alabama. In our fifth Sunday social justice service, we will examine how the prison system fails to honor the worth and dignity of thousands of people and take action for justice … read more.
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.
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.