We live in a world where change is constant. From the way we refer to people, to the way we broaden our society to include and embrace marginalized communities, we cannot escape the ever-flowing winds of change. So how do we embrace that when it … read more.
Speaker: Tony Winters
When we discuss widening our circle of inclusion and representation, we often forget that due to our own histories, traumas, and fears, we tend to be hesitant to include certain voices without even knowing it. How can we lessen the burden of our stoic New … read more.
As we move into October, and our new Soul Matters theme of the month (Relationship), we’re presented with an opportunity to reflect on relationship with one another and the greater world. The pandemic has widened rifts, heightened fears, and continues to make relationships more complicated … read more.
The times we are in call for courageous, prophetic voices to speak truth to power, to energize others with bold solutions to our world’s issues. But sometimes that feels like a lot to ask! Each of us has a place in us where this voice … read more.
We all know the common adage that children are our future. But society doesn’t reflect that. How can we center young voices and their cries for change, and be comfortable with our discomfort?
Nina Simone, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and so many more… all groundbreaking musicians. But they will always be more than just their music. What is the heart and soul of this art? What power can music hold to … read more.
How do we celebrate the end of a long, arduous year? How do we look back at a tumultuous decade? Do we leave it all behind us or do we learn from our history? Together we will look back, look forward, and look at where … read more.
The Welcoming Congregation task force begins our renewal process with a question: What does it take to truly be a people of radical welcome? What must be mitigated within to be sure we are not only welcoming, but also showing boundless love for a person’s … read more.
A ritual for letting go in the New Year.