Being Hope

Being Hope

October 22, 2017
Rev. Jen Crow

We are living in tension. We are part of a faith that proclaims a love so big that no one is left outside the circle, and we live in a culture that challenges the worth and dignity of so many people. How can we live into our faith in this world in this moment? How can we be the hope that is needed right now?

Join us for worship at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m. This is a youth-friendly service; youth in 6th-12th grades attend the service with their families.

Order of Service: October 22 Order of Service

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October Worship Theme: Outsiders
The first principle of our Unitarian Universalist faith states that we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. This connotes a celebration and welcoming of the variety of human expression, all the different ways and contexts that make us who we are. Yet there is a tendency in our human nature to distrust something that is different than ourselves, that is in some way other or deemed an outsider. At the heart of our faithful root system is an other-affirming imperative, to meet and come to know one another as whole and holy, and embrace the outsider. We often fail. Yet when we lean into our other-affirming calling, we resist the false, dominant cultural narrative of segmentation and separation, and find a surplus of wisdom and ways forward that are surprising, challenging, and life-giving.

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