Overcoming Obstacles to Mindfulness
Rev. Terry Sims | April 11, 2021
Miracle at the Sink
Rev. Terry Sims | April 4, 2021
Respecting What Sustains All of Us
Rev. Terry Sims | March 28, 2021
Respecting What Is Not Ours
Rev. Terry Sims | March 21, 2021
Amy St. Peter, Guest Speaker | March 14, 2021
Respectful to the Core
Rev. Terry Sims | March 7, 2021
Amy St. Peter, Guest Speaker | February 28, 2021
Rev. Terry Sims | February 21, 2021
What Is Required Of Us?
Rev. Terry Sims | February 14, 2021
Of Demands and Pleas
Rev. Terry Sims | February 7, 2021
Loving Like a Rock: A Theology of Connection
Dr. Mary Logan Rothschild, Guest Speaker | January 31, 2021
Dr. Rothschild is a member and frequent preacher at our sister congregation, Valley UU in Chandler. She is Professor Emeritus of History and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University.
Consolation: Receiving and Giving
Rev. Terry Sims | January 24, 2021
I’m not sure what life is for, other than consoling others, relieving pain and suffering. Henri Nouwen says, “we need to be angels for each other.” If there is a higher human purpose, I don’t know what it would be. And, maybe, surpringly, consoling others helps all of us bear our own desolation better.
Desolation: Swimming, Not Drowning
Rev. Terry Sims | January 17, 2021
There are times when I wonder if, in the end, there is only suffering and the absence of suffering. Desolation is real. But it is not all there is forever. And joy is real, too. If desolation is the ocean we swim in, it need not be where we drown.
The Polarity of Existence
Rev. Terry Sims | January 10, 2021
The Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland writes: “It is not clear if life is joy punctuated by tragedy, or tragedy punctuated by joy.” We live forever between the poles of existence, between desolation and consolation, but the Rev. Dr. John Buehrens tells us that the way we live in that space “matters forever.”
Amy St. Peter, Guest Speaker | January 3, 2021
Each day we may walk into the unknown, into unseen growth, challenges, and mysteries. As we depart 2020 and step into unseen experiences awaiting us in 2021, we can pause for a moment, gather our breath, reflect on what we have learned, and prepare to welcome the new year.