Jan 27th, 2014 by emersonuuc
BORDER CROSSINGS AND BLESSINGS
Educational and cultural scholar, Henry Giroux, first coined the
phrase, “border crossings” as metaphor for how we engage with the world in an
ever-growing global community where we must grapple with the intersections of
cultures, languages, identities and more. Our faith also asks us to
consider those intersections as we serve the world and this church; to work
toward a vision for our future as a congregation and a global community—filled
with peace, justice, equity and compassion. As we engage in the work of
our faith, what borders might we have to cross? As this congregation
engages in a visioning process for the future on this very afternoon, what are
the challenges that hold us back, the internal road blocks that keep us from
crossing those borders and ultimately prevent us from accessing the blessings
found “on the other side”?
Jan 19th, 2014 by emersonuuc
January 19, 2014
THE TRUTH ABOUT GROWTH
Reverend Anne Felton Hines
When we embarked on a Visioning process five years ago, the
majority of participating Emersonians expressed a vision for growth in
membership. What does it mean to grow our membership? What are the benefits?
What are the losses? Will that remain a vision for Emerson’s future?
Dec 22nd, 2013 by emersonuuc
DECEMBER 22, 2013
A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Emmalinda MacLean, the RE Students, and the Congregation
The pageant will be a fairly traditional
Christmas nativity story, depicting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem
for the birth of Jesus. This story honors our Unitarian Universalist
Christian heritage and allows our church the opportunity to teach this
culturally significant story through the lens of our own values. The
Christian mythology surrounding the timeless celebration of the winter solstice
reminds us that even in the darkest time, as a stranger in a strange land,
facing the greatest struggle a human body can endure, great wonder and joy is
possible, and that faith, hope, and love endure.
Due to errors Sermon was not recorded
Dec 16th, 2013 by emersonuuc
Melanie DeMore, Guest Speaker and Musician
Part worship service, part concert, wholly
(pun intended!) inspirational and fun – and Emerson’s second major fundraiser.
Please join us for an hour-and-a-half of amazing music.
Melanie DeMore is a gifted vocal
activist who will engage and inspire us with her powerful words and beautiful
songs. She has been described as "a singer, troubadour, and emissary of
tolerance, kindness and harmony through the sound of her golden voice."
There is no charge for this concert, but we will all be encouraged to
contribute generously to our beloved Emerson.
Dec 16th, 2013 by emersonuuc
DECEMBER 8, 2013
OF COURAGE, HOPE,
This month marks the one-year anniversary of
the tragic and violent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the kind of
anniversary many would rather forget.
Sadly, there are far too many of these anniversaries in our recent past
and yet no action has been taken in congress and the violence continues. And yet, amidst what feels like a frustrating
cycle, there are stories of courage, hope and action.
Dec 1st, 2013 by emersonuuc
DECEMBER 1, 2013
A THANKSGIVING COMMUNION
Traci Davis, Linda Fitzgerald, and Terry Hassman-Paulin
The ritual of communion began as a time set aside to welcome everyone to a communal table to share food and give thanks. Several members of our Emerson community have graciously offered to bake bread that we will share during our service today to celebrate this season of thanksgiving, the gifts of the earth, and the gifts of our own hands and hearts.
Special Music will be a reprise of "Thanksgiving" and "When We Wend Homeward" by members of The Black Phoebes & The Old Folkies.