It’s estimated that one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health issue, which is so often still minimized and stigmatized. In this service we’ll examine how mental illness is both a social justice and a spiritual issue and ask: what … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
“Coming out” is most often associated with LGBTQIA+ folks openly telling people their sexuality or gender, but it can also be said that we all come out on a regular basis. In this National Coming Out Day service, Rev. Chris will examine how coming out … read more.
Our animal companions have the power to be great comforts to us in anxious time. In our annual animal blessing service, we’ll explore how our animals companion us in our lives and honor the connection with them.
On September 30, 1770, British Universalist minister John Murray inexplicably found himself stranded in Good Luck, New Jersey, where he preached a sermon that would launch a new faith in America. In this service, we’ll celebrate 250 years of Universalism in America by examining Murray’s … read more.
Though we are apart physically, we are still connected by the streams of our lives. In our annual water communion service, we’ll explore how the streams of our lives connect us even in these difficult times.
COVID-19 has highlighted some of the stark realities of the working class and their disposability to an unjust system. In this service, we’ll examine what we can do to protect vulnerable people in our society.
Walter Cronkite once said, “America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system,” and the worst consequences of our lack of comprehensive healthcare have been exasperated by COVID-19. In this fifth Sunday social justice service, we’ll examine why health care is a human … read more.
In the movie Groundhog Day, news reporter Phil Connors finds himself waking up to the same day over and over again. Initially, Connors is despondent, but eventually begins to accept and find meaning in his predicament. In this service, we’ll examine Connors’ enlightenment and what … read more.
So often, people view difference as something to be either overcome or tolerated, but what if the things that divide us can actually be our salvation? In this service, we’ll look at how what makes us different could actually bless us in the end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The glory of friendship…is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” In this service, we’ll examine how friendship can be a spiritual … read more.