February 5th, 10:45 a.m.
Rev. Jonalu Johnstone (via Zoom) – “Living in In-Between Times”
We are living in In-between, or liminal, times. In between pandemic and virus eradication, in the midst of changing climate, in between shifts in culture and government. We need courage because in liminal times, we are uncertain. Unpredictability can bring danger, confusion, pain and general messiness. In short, crisis. Facing these times with courage, though, can also bring new insights and a new way of being in the world. How will we face in-between times together?
February 12th, 10:45 a.m.
Rev. Karyn Bergman Marsh – “The Power of Love”
In early 1963, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. published, “Strength to Love,” which contained a series of his sermons on agape, that is, love of humanity. The book was a landmark, not only for being the first book written by a black minister and marketed to a largely white audience, but also for outlining King’s vision of love as a potent force for change. In its revision of the UUA bylaws, the Article II Commission is proposing to add love as the foundational value of Unitarian Universalists. During this service, Rev. Karyn Marsh will explore the place and power of love in Unitarian Universalism.
February 19, 10:45 a.m.
Peter Brooks – A Hybrid Indigenous Service
The indigenous ways are said to be in accord with nature. This collection of songs and ceremonies are designed to promote natural belonging and acceptance. In the indigenous American, Native Piscataway traditions, which are universal, to live in accord with nature means we give of ourselves in the service to others, in the same way the plants, animals, water, air and fire do for us. Please note: the ceremonies as we perform them, while serious and disciplined, are also very casual and crave your participation. The dances are like walking in tempo you don’t have to touch anyone and go at your own pace. The service will include a “Thanksgiving Address” which is a pep rally for mother nature and needs your affirmation. The same with the “Daily Acceptance Prayer.” The traditional affirmation is “Aho.”
February 26, 10:45 a.m.
“Share Your Shirt, T-shirt Theology” lead by the Program Committee
We probably all have t-shirts or sweatshirts with messages or designs that represent something important to us. On this Sunday, wear a shirt that says something that has meaning for you about what you believe, value, hope or have experienced. You are welcome to share the special meaning or significance of the messages on your own shirt, and learn more about what your fellow UUs find to be of importance.