It’s the season of Samhain/Halloween/Day of the Dead. For the fourteenth time, we summon eminent ancestors from our Unitarian Universalist history to experience their stories. Join us to welcome these visitors from the past: an occasion to reckon our good fortune as heirs of an … read more.
Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson
Steven Epperson is the Parish minister.
Join us for a Celebration of UN Sunday and the opportunity to meet and hear from this year’s UN Gibbard Award winner. “The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all”. We still affirm this principle and extend our support for the … read more.
This all-congregation Thanksgiving Sunday celebrates abundance, the having enough, and more, of good things in our lives. Abundance doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It’s more a recognition that, to quote Wendell Berry, “what we need is here.” It means gratitude for abundance in our world, our … read more.
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it,” wrote Norman Maclean. Rivers figure prominently in the religious traditions of the world. They pulse through First Nations cultures. Many name themselves after them and their treasured historic and cultural ties.
Join … read more.
It’s no secret that we’re contending with a world awash in bullying, post-truth, and alternative facts. Unitarians are committed by covenant to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
We’ll look at what’s being called the new war on truth and consider … read more.
We celebrate the in-gathering of our congregation and the beginning of its 2018 – 19 year with our annual Water Communion. Please bring some water from your summer experiences, as well as an object like a photo, seashell, stone, or feather, that’s special to … read more.
Democracy, the kind we thought would be alive and well as we approach the third decade of the 21st century, seems to be struggling in some surprising (and not-so surprising) places world-wide.
Unitarians, by principle, claim it as one of our core values. Do we know … read more.
June 11 is designated “National Day of Healing and Reconciliation” whose aim is to “effect healing and reconciliation among all races, creeds and denominations residing in Canada.”
Did we know how wide and deep that aim is? And what does is mean to heal and reconcile? … read more.
On this First Sunday all-congregation worship, we celebrate the spirit and fact of voluntary service in our congregation and beyond. We’ll look at the crucial role “civil society,” like religion, performs in helping to encourage the integrity of our societies and our individual rights … read more.
Even without being intentionally spiritual, the kind of attention to language that poetry requires can help readers focus on worlds without and within. As with all art, this can lead us to unsuspected discoveries and empathy.
Christopher Levenson is a UCV member, award-winning poet, translator, and … read more.