Christmas Eve 2018 (Early Service)

Holy Night, Holy Child Christmas Eve, 2018 ·4 pm Welcome On this night held sacred by so many around the world, we gather and invite into our midst, into this place, and into each individual heart, the Christmas Spirit…A spirit of generosity, and caring, of hope and of promise. Young and old, male and female,…

Remembering Thomas Merton

Remembering Thomas Merton UU Church of the Palouse · December 16, 2018 Opening Words On a bulletin board inside my office, I keep certain sacred objects.  There’s the card from my women’s group, and the picture a chaplain colleague gave me that asks, “Does this pulpit make my behind look big?”  Only it doesn’t say…

Heard and Held

Heard and Held UU Church of the Palouse · November 18, 2018 Audio File:  Click here Opening Words It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me, personally.  My husband and I separated after 25 years of marriage, precipitating all kinds of loss and turbulence.  My grandmother caught pneumonia and went on hospice.  We are still…

That Which is Worthy

That Which is Worthy UU Church of the Palouse · November 11, 2018 Audio File:  That Which is Worthy Opening Words Todays service grows out of the intersection of our New Member Ceremony and Veteran’s Day.  You know that I love making connections and weaving themes together.  Well, in this case, when I reflected on why…

Stones of Remembrance

UU Church of the Palouse · 4 November 2018 Stones of Remembrance   Audio file:  Stones of Remembrance Opening Words How many of you saw the movie “Coco”?  Wasn’t it wonderful?  I loved the way it celebrated and showcased Mexican culture.  If you saw the movie, you know that members of traditional Mexican families, on the evening…

Indigenous People’s Day 2018

UU Church of the Palouse · 14 October 2018 Walk Softly and Listen Carefully – Indigenous People’s Day Opening Words This will be the seventh year that we have celebrated Indigenous People’s day together.  In years past, we have taken a more honest look at the history of this continent- acknowledging that Europeans invaded, rather…

A House for Hope

A House for Hope UU Church of the Palouse · October 7, 2018 Audio File:  Click Here Opening Words  Here in this sanctuary of ancient dreams… Rev. Jack Mendelsohn Here in this sanctuary of ancient dreams and wisdom and beauty we come to grow, to be healed, to stretch mind and heart, to be challenged, renewed;…