Foothills Unitarian Church
Homily: Tough Love Imagines Part Two | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | March 28, 2021

Homily: Tough Love Imagines Part Two | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | March 28, 2021

March 29, 2021

Rev. Elaine honors the start of Passover and draws on the story of the ancient Israelites' escape from enslavement to explore how imagining what may seem impossible can lead to real liberation. She shares how this moment - as we begin emerging from the pandemic - is the time to imagine a new beginning in which we can move toward collective liberation and planetary healing.

Homily: Tough Love Imagines Part One | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | March 28, 2021

Homily: Tough Love Imagines Part One | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | March 28, 2021

March 29, 2021

Rev. Elaine explores how imagination asks us to loosen our grip on the illusion of control, step into the unknown and, how, in turn, imagination lays the ground for transformation and liberation because it helps us be co-creators of our future.

“The Simurgh” Story | March 28, 2021

“The Simurgh” Story | March 28, 2021

March 29, 2021

The ancient Persian story of the Simburgh, a benevolent, mythical flying creature. Adapted and narrated by Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink. Originally told in the 12th century by Farid Ud-Din Attar and retold by Jorge Luis Borges (BORE-hayse) in “The Book of Imaginary Things.”

Music: "Flight of a Young Bird" by Jared C. Balogh As distributed on the Free Music Archive  Creative Commons License for non-commercial use  Full License available here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode

The Popsicle | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | February 28, 2021

The Popsicle | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | February 28, 2021

March 1, 2021

Rev. Elaine shares a cautionary tale of ditching boundaries involving an exhausting, melty, ticking popsicle time-bomb!

Meditation on Staying Present | Rev. Elaine | February 21, 2021

Meditation on Staying Present | Rev. Elaine | February 21, 2021

February 22, 2021
Rev. Elaine guides us in a meditation to explore how love is asking us to stay present.
Homily: Lower the Bar | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 24, 2021

Homily: Lower the Bar | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 24, 2021

January 25, 2021
Rev. Elaine shares how lowering the bar has helped her cope during the pandemic and explores how lowering expectations in general helps one value things other than societal expectations of productivity. Rev. Elaine suggests that, at the very least, our expectations of ourselves merit some scrutiny, particularly when we’re under stress. She teaches that, “Our real value lies not in what we do, but in who we are.
 
Centering and Prayer | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 10, 2021

Centering and Prayer | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 10, 2021

January 11, 2021
Rev. Elaine offers a meditation and prayer to remind us that our deepest allegiance is to Love, to each other, and to the earth.
 
Meditation | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 3, 2021

Meditation | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | January 3, 2021

January 4, 2021
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink offers a metta meditation to cultivate compassion and loving-kindness in the wake of a difficult year.
Reading | The Essential Work of Justice and Liberation for All | November 29, 2020

Reading | The Essential Work of Justice and Liberation for All | November 29, 2020

November 30, 2020
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink reads “The Essential Work of Justice and Liberation for All” by Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.
 
Read more from Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt: https://www.uuworld.org/authors/rosemarybraymcnatt
Meditation & Prayer | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | November 29, 2020

Meditation & Prayer | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | November 29, 2020

November 30, 2020
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink offers a meditation and prayer, encouraging you to look inward and offer yourself and others compassion.
Homily Part 2: Conspiracy Theory | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | November 22, 2020

Homily Part 2: Conspiracy Theory | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | November 22, 2020

November 23, 2020

Rev. Elaine announces our new Text-A-Blessing hotline and shares her KINDemic story.

“Keeping Broken Things - part 2″ (9/27/20)

“Keeping Broken Things - part 2″ (9/27/20)

September 27, 2020
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink, our Assistant Minister, reflects on what it means to keep the broken parts of ourselves and our world. We explore the role of self-honest and making amends in the spiritual life.  
 
Elaine shares about the redemptive and liberating nature of truth-telling and taking responsibility for that is ours to repair.  We hope you'll join us for this journey into self-compassion and clear-eyed spirituality.
 
Get resources and go deeper in the You Are Here series at https://foothillsuu.org/youarehere.
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