Awaken Joy

UUCP Zoom Service, 3/29/20 Watch the video:  Click here Opening Words/Chalice Lighting   “Space for New Possibility” by Rev. Gretchen Haley What’s going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves too often Stuck with these questions on repeat What’s going to happen? / Will everything be ok? /What…

Embracing a New Normal

Service Script:  March 22, 2020 Video Opening Words  “Lockdown” by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death. But,— They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They…

Keeping our Distance, Staying Connected

March 15, 2020 Video Opening Words:  the Rev. Nancy Reid McKee Our community knows no boundaries. We are not confined by the physical limits of walls Or, for that matter, Of what often Binds us, restricts us Holds us back. We are freer than we know When we release ourselves And each other From expectations…

Instructions for Using Zoom

Setting Up On a Mobile Device You do not need a Zoom account (but please know that accounts are free). For a smart phone or tablet, look for the Zoom app in the app store and download. “Zoom Cloud Meetings”–it’s free. “Zoom for Blackberry” for Blackberry users–also free. When it’s time for your meeting or…

Right Speech, Right Action

UU Church of the Palouse · 26 January 2020 Right Speech, Right Action Video             Audio Reading, Reflections, and Sensory Meditation Things that Hook Us Reading (All readings are taken from Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits by Pema Chodron) Since we were children, we’ve strengthened the habit…

White Lies

White Lies UU Church of the Palouse · January 19, 2020 Video           Audio  Time for all Ages   Do you know the song we sing each week as you head off to your classes?  Do you know what it’s called?  It’s called the “Reeb Benediction,” and it’s named after a man called…

Understanding the Epidemic

Understanding the Epidemic UU Church of the Palouse · January 12, 2020 Audio Video Opening Words Breathe with me. This morning, we are talking about gun violence.  It’s not an easy topic at any time.  For those of us who have been around for at least five years, it may be especially difficult right now, hard…

Deep Joy (Christmas Eve, 2020)

Christmas Eve Service:  Deep Joy December 24, 2019, 8 pm ● UU Church of the Palouse  Audio Video Opening Words    In honor of the 300th anniversary of the hymn “Joy to the World,” this evening we’ll reflect together on the words of the hymn and shape and value of joy itself.  Joy is a natural…

Aweism

Aweism UU Church of the Palouse · December 15, 2019 Audio video Opening Words  About eleven years ago, Hugh Harkins, a much beloved, long time member of the congregation I was serving at the time, came to my office hours with a copy of “Free Inquiry” magazine in his hands.  He said, “there’s finally a word…

Waiting

Waiting UU Church of the Palouse · December 8, 2019 Opening Words We are currently in the season of Advent, a time when the focus of Christian practice is on waiting.  While Unitarian Universalism grows from Christian roots, our hopes and expectations have gotten bigger and messier through the years…kind of like our faith.  But…