Speaker: Rev. Eric Severson

Beautiful Stories

Join us for an interactive, intergenerational service that shares a few of our members’ stories as human library “books.” What might we learn together? A multiplatform, intergenerational service led by Rev. Eric Severson and members of our Engagement and Religious Education teams.

On Beauty and Transcendence

Poet John O’Donohue writes that “we can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease as we slip into the seamless embrace of water,” trusting “that this embrace will hold us.” Join us in exploring transcendent qualities of beauty, and in welcoming new members! A multiplatform … read more.

The Admonitions of Beauty

Rev. Mary Katherine Morn writes that “beauty does more than awaken us. It also admonishes us. It demands something. It changes things.” Join us in considering how scholar Elaine Scarry ties beauty and justice together. A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson.

The Promise of Welcome

Inspired by the Emma Lazarus poem, we’ll consider the power and promise that the Statue of Liberty still represents to the “tired, poor, huddled masses” around the world; the incongruous, racially biased U.S. immigration system that they face; and what we might learn to improve … read more.

Hot Enough for You?

What must happen for us to awaken to the climate crisis? What can we do? A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson.

Attention, Please!

Join us in examining what holds our attention, inspires us, and why. The promise at the heart of human acts of courage? The raw power of supernovae? The sheer beauty of the natural world? A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson.

Renewing Faith in Life

As we celebrate the changing seasons, we consider how faith is a cosmic act of defiance. A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson.

On Faith and Doubt

Sometimes we take things on faith. Other times, our doubts compel us in another direction. Join us as we explore making space for both. A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson. Daylight Saving Time begins Saturday night! Set your clocks ahead!

Widening Our Sense of Self

Beginning with the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects,” we will use our imaginations to practice expanding our awareness to include new perspectives. A multiplatform service led by Rev. Eric Severson.