Sermons on Community
Like our Flower and Water Communions, Bread Communion is an important celebration in our church that centers around our community. As members and friends share in freshly-baked bread, they are asked to consider what it means to be a part of a community – both the support and experiences they contribute and the help and care they receive in return.
Like family, we may not have chosen to join the network of all life on earth, but we are inextricably bound to it. Whoever believes they will win any one of the many battles being fought with perceived enemies is misguided. Protecting the welfare of all life on earth by living our values and making consequent choices is our chosen path.
Local, communal decision-making and conventional agreements developed side-by-side in our tradition. What does it mean to be democratic and covenantal. How do we make choices together and care for each other and our community?
Flower communion celebrates the beautiful, impermanent, and ever-growing ties of our community. Join us as we deepen our roots and honor the beautiful garden of our church community.
The saying “It Takes a Village” has always been a pillar of our spiritual community and a popular sentiment in American culture but lately it’s been difficult to feel the presence of a thriving interdependent village. This week, we’ll talk about what the idea of a village means to us, and how we can work to strengthen our chosen village moving forward.
An update from the Revitalization Team as we forge a new path as a lay-led congregation.
As we begin the process of coming together once again, we face a number of decisions that will define who we are as a church for many years to come.
Our UU fourth principle calls for a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Join us when some of our members share their personal spiritual beliefs.
Sharing bread communion together is a long-standing tradition at UUCE.
How can truth be found through diversity, discourse, and debate?
As we prepare for the new church year, let’s consider the different kinds of leadership that keep our ship sailing.