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Services for March, 2019

Theme for March: Journey

Historically, UUs have struggled not so much to find ourselves but to untangle ourselves from the religious identities we were given. We have this important awareness that spiritual journeys are not simply about finding our true self, but also about untangling from our old self. Albert Schweitzer wrote: “The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” Most spiritual journeys begin with a leaving, a separation, a decision to walk away. We know that the first step is often laced with mourning and isolation. We know that “unbecoming” is not easy work. So, what does all this mean for us this month? Well, first, it’s an important reminder that we’re not just here to help each other hold steady and persevere on our current paths. Often our primary gift is to help each other find the exit ramps. It also means remembering that being a people of journey involves tenderness. We are here not just to make room for each other’s unique stories. We are also here to make room for each other’s pain. “Unbecoming who you are not” involves bravely walking away, isolation and mourning. And so, if we are going to complete our journeys of unbecoming and becoming anew, we’re going to need pitstops of kindness and tenderness along the way. ~ excerpt from Soul Matters

March 3

A Trip Becomes a Journey After We Lose Our Baggage
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Andy Cameron
UUth Choir Performs

If you know exactly where you are going, and you reach your destination as the same person, then you’ve had a nice trip. But if you are willing to set out into the unknown and leave your baggage at the station, then you’ve just stepped aboard the journey of your life. Getting to that place of exploration requires self-awareness, healing of old wounds and companions.

March 10

The Spirit of Jazz
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Christi Bayha

Jazz music is a powerful vehicle for human expression. From its very beginning, it has been infused with tears of tragedy and a joy of liberation. Jazz is a music of transcendence with roots in slavery and the wings of resilience. Come hear our jazz ensemble, listen to poetry and let your spirit soar.

March 17

Walking Together on Our Individual Journeys
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Elizabeth Cameron
Adult Choir Performs

We UUs love to tell our journey stories. And hear each other’s journey stories. We bind ourselves to each other not by sharing the same journey but by offering each other the room to discover the unique journey that fits us. It’s about making room for people to write their own stories.

March 24

Our Universalist DNA
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Kristen Tuxbury

The old saying “You are what you eat” applies to Unitarian Universalism. When the smaller Universalist denomination consolidated with the larger Unitarians in 1961, the fear was that Unitarians would swallow the Universalists. Well, that happened! But rather than go away, the Universalist tradition has slowly transformed Unitarianism. Come learn what we owe to our Universalist DNA.

March 31

Team Brownsville: Bringing Hope to the Border
Heather Schulz
Worship Associate: Miriam Liss

For immigrants seeking to legally apply for asylum at our country’s southern border, an often traumatic journey has been made more difficult by recent policies.  Volunteer groups up and down the border have stepped up to aid asylum seekers during this humanitarian crisis.  Heather Schulz spent a week with Team Brownsville at the Texas/Mexican border and will share her experiences with you.