Virtual Services

Although we are not gathering in person for the time being, we will providing weekly YouTube videos of new services, and the opportunity to gather “live” at our “Virtual Coffee Hour” on Zoom Sunday mornings at 10:30 A.M.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 29, Between Wisdom and Love

(Rev. Michael) Buddhist author Jack Kornfield claims that, “Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.” Today we will think together about the wisdom of the heart and the heart of wisdom and share from our experience about each.

April 5, 2020 “Is Freedom Just Another Word?”

(Rev. Michael) We begin our first full month of “virtual” worship services, which corresponds with National Poetry Month with a celebration of this month’s theme of liberation through the lens of poetry.

April 12, 2020 “Unburdening Easter”

(Rev. Michael) Perhaps the opportunity to celebrate the timeless Easter themes of rebirth, resurrection and the possibility of true freedom, will be easier to do without the hectic pace that is often associated with this holiday. Let’s make it so.

April 19, 2020 “What the Earth Needs”

(Rev. Michael) As it is “Climate Justice Month” with Earth Day just around the corner, Rev. Michael asks what the Earth needs from us now and what we can do to liberate ourselves along with her.

April 26, 2020 “The New Story”

(Rev. Michael) As we go on biding our time in sequester, we continue to think, to dream, to connect and reconnect with others and to tell our stories. Rev. Michael asks for stories from this strange and risky time to be alive. Please send him your stories, small and large, and let him know what if and thing can and cannot be shared—or can be shared without attribution.

May 3, 2020 “The Press”

(Rev. Michael) The free press is supposed to be an instrument of accountability in a democracy, yet it is also can be a nuisance, and rarely is it free from bias. On World Press Freedom Day, we take a look at the fourth estate in the post-truth age.

May 10, 2020 “Mothers United”

(Rev. Michael) Mother’s Day is certainly a popular holiday in this, and many other countries, with differing points of emphasis. Besides, its usual celebration of motherhood, we will look at other ways this holiday was envisioned— which might provide us with new models to choose from.

May 17, 2020 “Plessy & Brown”

(Rev. Michael) With the possible exception of the Dred Scott ruling, no court decisions have impacted race relations in America more than Plessy vs Ferguson and Brown vs. the Board of Education. Where are we now in the struggle for racial equality?

May 24, 2020 “Let It Be a Dance”

(Rev. Michael) This service is something of a wild card. It may be a new kind of Music Sunday for the “Covid-19 Era,” or it might be a celebration of the ways we move through life. You’ll just have to wait and see.

May 31, 2020 “Break on Through”

(Rev. Michael) Sometimes people get stuck in the mire, sometimes larger systems, (like cities and churches), can’t seem to break through to a new way of being themselves. What is the big secret to finding success while not losing yourself in the effort?