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History, Herstory and Truth…

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

History was once based on facts that culminated into a story albeit, Napoleon Bonaparte astutely explained that, “History is written by the winners.” Written by the winners is a fact that uncovers all sorts of biases that have become a part of our understanding of culture. During these contemporary times it is becoming more evident that the history of the early twenty-first century will not come from facts but instead be muddied and difficult to unravel. How does history evolve, does history evolve with different perspectives over time, and will history be seen differently with the advent of technology and a very long shelf life? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she endeavors to engage the topic of evolution of history with guidance from the men as this is last years auction sermon.

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Crossing The Threshold

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side… How and why do we cross to the other side in our lives, what are those thresholds that divide us from one another. Why do we want to lower thresholds and what might help them to to be a bit more accessible? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty, on the theme of Beloved Community, will look and what holds us back and how we can make the leap.

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Are We All In?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

 

What is the scope of our ministry together and how do we create the beloved community when so many in our world disagree about what it might look like? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will approach the conundrum of our time with eyes wide open seeking clarity.

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Humility: The Drive Towards Perfection…

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

Was and is the concept of “Original Sin” employed to keep humankind humble? It is believed that humility keeps one with a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness. Are there other ways to keep our egos in check? This month’s theme revolves around humility–a topic that engages our Unitarian drive towards perfection. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she wrestles with the concept of humility and its consequences.

 

“Original Blessing” illustration by R. Scott Cook

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Are We There Yet?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

What does it take to transform oneself? Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who was brought up in total wealth. Even with everything within his grasp he still felt unfulfilled and began a journey seeking the end of suffering. He wandered a path that led to austerity as a way to better understand the meaning of life, he realized that it is neither wealth nor poverty that held the answers for him. Enlightenment, he learned, can be found upon the middle way thus he became the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha found struggle through transformation until he learned to let go to embrace enlightenment. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will look at the many sages that yearned for something more out of life and how their experience of transformation and enlightenment brought them to a whole new level of change.

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