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.
Reflect on how relationships are essential to your life. How can you intentionally hold space for others and build relationships that allow each person to be themselves without attempts to fix or change one another? Featuring Rev. Gretchen, Rev. Elaine, and Rev. Sean.
Revs. Elaine and Sean kick off our Essential series, where we're taking a deep dive together into asking what matters most in this life? What is the essence of being human? In this time with so many distractions and a premium put on staying busy and achieving productivity, how do we remember what is most essential? How do we consciously live lives that reflect our understanding of what is most deeply important?
This week on the podcast, we invite you to listen in on a sermon on the tensions of individualism and community. You’ll also hear a conversation between Revs. Sean and Gretchen about some of the questions the sermon raises and the heartbreak and the hope of choosing community and the common good rather than reverting to individualism or tribalism.
Rev. Gretchen speaks with birth doulas Sarah Lopez and Vita Malama about their experiences accompanying people through the birthing process and transforming grief and pain into growth, resilience, and connection with the beauty of life.
A conversation with Rev. David Williams about the grief and trauma that we are all carrying, loving our enemies, and finding hope in the actions of people combating evil through their lives.
Rev. Sean talks with fellow Unitarian Universalist Minister Rev. Kelly Dignan about the origin of Water Communion within the women's liberation movement. Plus, a bonus story about a little drop of water with dreams and the essentiality of community work.
Interfaith leader Rev. Joseph Moore helps us explore the combination of rage, grief, and goodness in the context of local faith community.