Foothills Unitarian Church
“Shaping Change” (7/26/20)

“Shaping Change” (7/26/20)

July 26, 2020
On Rev. Kristen Psaki’s last worship service with Foothills Unitarian Church, she offers this two-part reflection on the lessons and insights she has learned at our congregation and how we changed her and each other.
 
 
And if you’re already familiar with Butler’s work, dive deeper with this podcast, Octavia’s Parables: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/octavias-parables/id1519024926
“Tips for Awkward Conversations on Race” (6/14/20)

“Tips for Awkward Conversations on Race” (6/14/20)

June 14, 2020
Rev. Kristen gets specific in the call for “backyard practices for courageous love.” Starting with a conversation with her literal neighbors around race, and then with a few fun role plays with her partner.  Check it out - and share!
 
 
Especially be sure to check out their Toolkit for raising race-conscious children: https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/raising-race-conscious-children-toolkit.html
“The Conspiracy for Beloved Community” (6/7/20)

“The Conspiracy for Beloved Community” (6/7/20)

June 7, 2020

In this homily, Rev. Kristen connects the story of Flower Communion to the movement for Black Lives, and our movement for collective liberation

She writes: “This season of flower communion recommits us to honoring the beauty of Life, the beauty of Black life, the beauty of Brown life, the beauty that moves within, between and among us - calling us - nudging us through our senses - to remember. To remember the inherent worth and beauty of every person. To remember - to see and to know, to name and to celebrate our differences. To remember our connectedness - our interdependence - - and the complicated and essential truth that none of us are free until all of us are free.”

Grounding Meditation (Rev. Kristen Psaki) 12/1/19

Grounding Meditation (Rev. Kristen Psaki) 12/1/19

December 1, 2019

The spiritual practice for the series Slow Down. 

“Blame Game” Rev. Kristen Psaki (9/29/19)

“Blame Game” Rev. Kristen Psaki (9/29/19)

September 29, 2019

"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“I’m Too Busy” Kristen Psaki (9/8/19)

“I’m Too Busy” Kristen Psaki (9/8/19)

September 8, 2019

Kristen Psaki preaches on "I'm Too Busy... to Make It Personal."

Question Box Service (Rev. S. Neil-Barron & K. Psaki) 8/11/19

Question Box Service (Rev. S. Neil-Barron & K. Psaki) 8/11/19

August 11, 2019

We seek elusive answers to the questions of this life.
We seek to put an end to all the waste of human strife.
We search for truth, equality, and blessed peace of mind.
And then, we come together here,
to make sense of what we find.
And we believe in life, and in the strength of love,
and we have found a joy being together.
And in our search for peace, maybe we’ll finally see:
even to question, truly is an answer.

“We Laugh, We Cry” - Singing the Living Tradition #354

“What is the ‘Beloved Community’?” Kristen Psaki (8/4/19)

“What is the ‘Beloved Community’?” Kristen Psaki (8/4/19)

August 4, 2019

"But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. The type of love that I stress here is not eros, a sort of esthetic or romantic love; not philia, a sort of reciprocal love between personal friends; but it is agape which is understanding goodwill for all. It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. It is the love of God working in the lives of [people]. This is the love that may well be the salvation of our civilization." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Do UUs Believe in God” Rev. S. Neil-Barron & K. Psaki (7/7/19)

“Do UUs Believe in God” Rev. S. Neil-Barron & K. Psaki (7/7/19)

July 7, 2019

This service kicks off the "No Stupid Questions" series. 

“They/Them/Theirs” Kristen Psaki (6/30/19)

“They/Them/Theirs” Kristen Psaki (6/30/19)

June 30, 2019

"But I heard you singing in four-part harmony
    that everyone,
    everyone,
    is beautiful.
And I hoped that everyone included me."
- Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Howard from The Invisible Woman

“Drink in Beauty” Kristen Psaki (5/5/19)

“Drink in Beauty” Kristen Psaki (5/5/19)

May 5, 2019

"Drink in beauty. Pleasure is a practice. Practice pleasure like your life depends on it." - Alana Devich Cyril

“Water in the Desert” Kristen Psaki (3/24/19)

“Water in the Desert” Kristen Psaki (3/24/19)

March 24, 2019

Over and over we break
open, we break and
we break and we open.
- Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

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