Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer

Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Sometimes It’s Not Nice to Be Nice

Niceness culture teaches that the moral way is to always be nice to everyone, no matter the context. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine why niceness is not always a Unitarian Universalist value and suggest more covenantal ways of being together.

Keep Alive the Dream

Howard Thurman once said, “Keep alive the dream; for as long as a man has a dream in his heart, he cannot lose the significance of living.” In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’ll examine how one keeps alive the dream in times … read more.

The Fire That Warms Us in the Winter

The hearth fire was where stories were traditionally told in many cultures, and the tradition continues through fireside services today. Our chalice fire can be a great place to rededicate ourselves to our highest truths. In our annual fire communion service, we’ll have the opportunity … read more.

The Invitation: A Christmas Eve Service

The Christmas story is accompanied by terrifying dreams and visions that are seldom included in the feel-good seasonal narrative but which shape the story in important ways. They are an invitation to a different way of being. In our annual Christmas Eve service, we’ll consider … read more.

When Joy is Hard to Find: A Blue Christmas Service

Don’t feel like being joyful this holiday season? In our annual Blue Christmas service, we’ll hold space for all emotions. If the holiday season is a difficult one for you, come and be with others who understand this pain. No enforced joyfulness here!