Speaker: Rev. Eric Severson

The Bouquet of Humanity

In the closing argument of Derek Chauvin’s trial, prosecuting attorney Jerry Blackwell described witnesses as a “bouquet of humanity.” Join us in a special virtual flower communion service. We will include slides of our “bouquet of humanity,” so please submit photos of yourself (with or … read more.

Telling Our Stories

According to narrative psychology, telling our life story helps us to organize our experiences and give us a sense of self. Using principles of psychology, poetry, song, and more, we’ll examine the importance of telling our stories — to ourselves and others. Led by the … read more.

Stories Connect Us

Humans make meaning by connecting stories. Brick by brick, story by story, we build a congregation together. Join us as we tie together works by Meg Barnhouse, Christina Leone-Tracy, and others. If you would like to contribute a photo that typifies your pandemic experience, please … read more.

Myths About Myths

Myths are more than mere stories. Whether fictitious or not, they are sacred tales that help us understand the world. And yet, we’ll draw on the wisdom of Chimamanda Adichie, David Loy, and others to appreciate the need for multiple views. Led by the Rev. … read more.

Stories Can Change the World

Author Ursula K. Le Guin once wrote that storytelling “has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent.” Drawing on the works of Elie Wiesel and others, we’ll examine how powerful stories can change the world for the better, and enjoy … read more.

On Striving

The pressure to be perfect seems to never end. What would it be like to, instead, acknowledge our human flaws and have reasonable expectations? We’ll receive wisdom on the subject from voices ancient and contemporary. Led by the Rev. Eric Severson.

Staying Relevant

Religious affiliation has fallen sharply in the last 20 years, and the number of “Nones” has increased. How might Unitarian Universalism and our fellowship need to change to remain relevant in a changing world? Led by the Rev. Eric Severson.

Becoming

Michelle Obama, in her book Becoming, asks, “Who are we and who do we want to become?” We will explore insights from her writings and consider how we might answer these questions. Led by the Rev. Eric Severson.

Hope: A Commitment to the Future

Alexander Pope wrote that hope springs eternal in the human breast. It also demonstrates a deep commitment to life, to the power of love, and to the promise of the future. Led by the Rev. Eric Severson.

Witness: A Commitment to the Present

One of the most powerful and caring things we can do is to be present to other people’s struggles. Witnessing demonstrates our commitment, validates our experiences, and assures us that we are not alone. Led by the Rev. Eric Severson.