A movement is afoot in the Christian world to abandon church buildings and take spiritualty back to nature. But why would someone do this? In this service, Rev. Chris will imagine what wild spirituality might mean for Unitarian Universalists and our traditions.
Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer
Rev. Chris Rothbauer is the second settled minister at Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
From a young age, we’re taught to apologize when something goes wrong. However, sometimes an apology can actually make things worse if it’s said in the wrong way. In the annual auction sermon, Rev. Chris will examine the importance of apology and how to apologize … read more.
Memory is important, but the past alone cannot sustain us. Just so, hope cannot sustain itself without memory. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine how memory and hope are corollaries and how we need both to have either.
Margaret Sanger once said, “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” In this service, we’ll examine the moral imperative of reproductive justice and ask, in the face of recent defeats, what’s next?
Western culture encourages us to do everything in a hurry, to multitask, to get as much done as we can. But urgency can also be a trap that prevents us from fully taking stock of complicated situations. In this service, we’ll examine urgency and ask … read more.
Albert Einstein once said, “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” But why is awe so important to the human spirit? In this service, we’ll ask: what does awe do … read more.
Comedian Josh Billings once wrote, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Indeed, for many people, the love of their companion animals is what gets them through the day. In our annual animal blessing service, we … read more.
As we move into the fall equinox, we will take a moment to reflect on balance in our lives and the way our connections draw us into the web of creation and community with our fellow beings.
Christian Supremacy is the use of Christian doctrines and frameworks to justify the oppression of racial, religious, sexual, gender, and disability minorities. The history of North America is awash in Christian Supremacy, but Christian Supremacy is also spread by non-Christians. In this service, we’ll take … read more.
A recent viral meme made the case that journalists have been decrying people’s unwillingness to work for nearly a decade, anytime there is a labor shortage. This Labor Day, we will examine the excuses made by corporations and anti-labor folks to not change and ask: … read more.