Foothills Unitarian Church
Prayer and Meditation | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | March 7, 2020

Prayer and Meditation | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | March 7, 2020

March 8, 2021

Rev. Sean offers a prayer for integrating courageous love and Beloved Community into our daily lives.

Reading: There Is No Easier Way by Elizabeth Nguyen | March 7, 2021

Reading: There Is No Easier Way by Elizabeth Nguyen | March 7, 2021

March 8, 2021

Rev. Sean reads "There Is No Easier Way" by Elizabeth Nguyen.

Homily: Tough Love Holds Boundaries | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | February 28, 2021

Homily: Tough Love Holds Boundaries | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | February 28, 2021

March 1, 2021

Rev. Sean discusses boundaries as how we live in the messy middle between dependence and independence. He explores how boundaries are a practice to give structure to how we relate to one another and how boundaries are an act of compassion.

A Story of Persistent Love | Rev. Sean | February 21, 2021

A Story of Persistent Love | Rev. Sean | February 21, 2021

February 22, 2021

Rev. Sean tells the story of Jonah's attempt to travel away from God's call to go to Ninevah (and how Jonah then becomes fish food). He explores what happens when one runs away from what one is called to be.

Alchemy of Love | Rev. Sean Neil Barron | February 14, 2021

Alchemy of Love | Rev. Sean Neil Barron | February 14, 2021

February 15, 2021

Rev. Sean Neil-Barron offers a poetic dive into the meaning of tough love.

Homily Part 2: Complex Lives, Simple Rules | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

Homily Part 2: Complex Lives, Simple Rules | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

February 1, 2021
Rev. Sean vibrantly illustrates the power of simple rules and explores why simple rules are so effective at empowering individual actions and forging strong communities.
 
The concept of emergence that is explored in this piece, is influenced by the phenomenal work of adrienne marie brown (http://adriennemareebrown.net/) and her book Emergent Strategy.
Homily Part 1: Just Breathe | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

Homily Part 1: Just Breathe | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

February 1, 2021
Rev. Sean Neil-Barron offers a poetic homily honoring the power and breadth of the simple “just breathe.”
Homily Part 2: Tiny Acts of Riots and Revolutions | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 10, 2021

Homily Part 2: Tiny Acts of Riots and Revolutions | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 10, 2021

January 11, 2021

Rev. Sean grounds us in the core tenant of our Unitarian Universalist faith that “we are not isolated individuals but rather an interdependent ecosystem of beings.” He discusses the role of ‘the crowd’ in the context of the Capitol Hill riots last week and within the framework of social psychology research.

Homily: Why You Should Lose the Suffering Olympics | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 3, 2021

Homily: Why You Should Lose the Suffering Olympics | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 3, 2021

January 4, 2021
Rev. Sean untangles the question: “Am I worthy of suffering?” He discusses the ways in which we bury our own struggles because we tell ourselves others have it worse. Drawing from the work of Brené Brown, Rev. Sean explores how to overcome comparative suffering and view compassion as a renewable resource.
Homily: The Battle for Christmas | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | December 20, 2020

Homily: The Battle for Christmas | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | December 20, 2020

December 21, 2020
Rev. Sean discusses the contentious origins of Christmas in America and explores how cultural context affects the changing role of Christmas.
Cereal: From this American Rice | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | December 20, 2020

Cereal: From this American Rice | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | December 20, 2020

December 21, 2020
Rev. Sean shares an unexpected place he’s been finding holiday magic this year.
Reading | The Miraculous Everlasting Hanukkah Buffet by Jason Cook | December 13, 2020

Reading | The Miraculous Everlasting Hanukkah Buffet by Jason Cook | December 13, 2020

December 14, 2020
Rev. Sean Neil-Barron reads The Miraculous Everlasting Hanukkah Buffet by Rev. Jason Cook.

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