The Parable of Maybe

The Parable of Maybe UU Church of the Palouse · January 6, 2019 Audio:  click here Video:  click here Opening Words If we were to think of our lives are a story, we’d like to think we have some control over the plot as it unfolds.  Sadly, life does not work that way.  We do make choices,…

The Burning Service

The Burning Service UUCP · December 30, 2018 Audio:  click here Video:  click here Opening Words by Amy Bowden Freedman Our service this morning is an annual tradition…a time of reflection on the year past leading into a ritual space where we let go of some things, and hold onto others.  We call it the burning service,…

Christmas Eve 2018, Late Service

The Challenge of Christmas Christmas Eve 2018 · 8 pm Audio:  click here Opening Words We gather at this late hour With only darkness to mark our path A time when most days we would be pulling the covers up around our bodies preparing for rest Or, checking the day’s news shaking our heads, sighing heavily,…

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…