Together with our hands, with our hearts and with our pledges, we honor our commitment to this community, to each other and to work together in the world. This is a special service in the life of UUFHC. On this Sunday, during the service, members will be asked to bring forward their written pledge commitments for the coming year, and we will share our hopes and dreams for the future of UUFHC. Join us and be a part of this special day together.
We live in a rapidly changing world, and sometimes this is a tremendous challenge for us. We engage in the work we feel called to do, but doing this with a centered and peaceful mind makes it much more powerful. We will look at some Buddhist ideas to keep our mind centered and grounded in these times.
Ostara, a word derived from Eostre, the ancient German goddess of spring, is one of the eight annual pagan observances in the Wheel of the Year and coincides with spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a recognition of renewal, rebirth, and a return to the earth. Join the UUFHC Women’s Ritual Circle as we celebrate this season and share what Ostara means to us.
2016 was beyond challenging. Marginalized people were pushed closer to the edge. Terrorism drew fresh blood abroad and in our homeland… and left us its calling card: Fear. Seeking Justice while facing our Fears will not be easy. Let's look closely at the second of Unitarian Universalism's seven principles, for guidance and wisdom, as we move deeper into 2017.