Rev. Sean Neil-Barron talks with Dr. Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School. They explore how the current trend of increasing economic inequality affects progressivism across religion and politics, how people rise up seeking to come to terms with America’s white supremacist and colonialist legacies, and the complex place that Unitarian Universalism occupies as a progressive religious tradition that is primarily made up of white folks. What is our role to play in movements for change?
In "Fix You," Rev. Gretchen reminds us that we are each worthy of having thriving relationships... but in pursuit of that goal, we may attempt to fix others instead of going where change really begins: inside ourselves. Join Rev. Gretchen as she explores the work of relationship expert Esther Perel to help us start bringing the vibrancy back to our relationships.
Kick off the new year with “Step Zero” - what do you do before you begin? Originally delivered in January 2018 by Revs. Gretchen Haley and Kristen Psaki, this message from the vault explores what we need to let go of before we can move forward.
This week we pull from the archives for a little humor and a little practice. First, we revisit Rev. Sean's "Cereal: From This American Rice" then we dive into a contemplative practice to help us move through stress.
Waiting is a given, but how we wait is up to us. Revs. Gretchen and Sean explore how to develop patience in a culture that emphasizes immediate results and in a pandemic time when the wait never seems to end.
What would happen if you released the idea that there's never enough time? What if you stopped trying to master time and instead found freedom in its limitations?
This week, we're kicking off our December series: Make Room, because this Holiday season we're inviting you to make room for joy, love, hope and being present to the moment. This first week of Make Room, Rev. Gretchen Haley draws on the story of Hanukkah, the cold war, Y2K, and the great resignation, to explore what it means to be prepared.
Rev. Gretchen draws on religious traditions, current events, and the Thanksgiving story to explore what it means to acknowledge the ghosts of our past - our past selves, our past beliefs, our past ways of being - and tend fully to the harm, while not letting go of the hope.
This week we talk about death and memory. Participants in Foothills Unitarian's Thoughtful Endings class, share their experiences with end-of-life directives and explore how life and death are interconnected and inform each other.