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.
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.
Interfaith leader Rev. Joseph Moore helps us explore the combination of rage, grief, and goodness in the context of local faith community.
Rev. Gretchen, Rev. Sean, and Rev. Elaine answer your questions about persevering in the face of despair, describing Unitarian Universalism to those unfamiliar with our faith, the history of the Foothills membership book, and more!
Rev. Gretchen uses storytelling to illustrate that, at its core, living in covenant means calling one another back to our truest selves over and over again - and to receive the message when we ourselves are lost and those with whom we are in covenant call us back to our authentic selves.
Rev. Gretchen teaches about the practice of mutual edification in the context of covenantal relationships (like we have at Foothills Unitarian) and explores how we each exist in a constellation of belonging and accountability.
Rev. Gretchen draws on Rev. Nancy Bowen's teaching about being in covenant with the whole world to explore what it means to embrace that there is no "them," there is only "us" even when our partners break our hearts.
Rev. Gretchen explains what it means to be a covenantal, rather than creedal, faith and explores how in making promises to each other, to ourselves, and to life itself - promises towards our highest ideals - we must also practice repair and forgiveness.
Learn all about the Five Jagged Rocks! First, Rev. Gretchen introduces the Five Jagged Rocks, an evolving group of five foundations on which we can base our Unitarian Universalist faith. Then Rev. Sean speaks with Rev. Nancy Bowen, who was instrumental in catalyzing and formulating the Five Jagged Rocks.