We affirm and promote the search for truth and meaning as a life-long endeavor.
Food for the Spirit
Did you know that the Unitarian Universalist hymnal contains more than sixty-six names for the sacred?? At the first Food for the Spirit in 2009, twenty-one people gathered to share a meal, learn more about one another, and explore our namings and experiences of the sacred in our lives. The following month twenty-five people shared stories about how compassion intersects with our sense of selves as spiritual beings in community. We learned that the Dalai Lama recommends: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Since those early gatherings, we have met almost monthly and explored topics from a (art as a spiritual practice) to z (zazen – sitting meditation) and everything in between!
Food for the Spirit, a semi-regular gathering for spiritual development, provides an opportunity to delve into these and similar topics. Our evening begins with lighting the chalice, declaring our gratitude and “breaking bread” together with a potluck meal; once our bellies are satisfied, we focus our intentions on community-building and spiritual development. All who are hungry for conversation beyond the mundane are welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more information, contact the Food for the Spirit coordinator listed on the Our Leaders page.
UU Parenting Group
What does it mean to raise a child in the Unitarian Universalist faith? This fundamental question is explored through discussion and the study of texts such as such as Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting by Michelle Richards. Topics include religious rituals, holidays, spiritual practices, UU principles, and more.
For meeting times and current topics, contact the UU Parenting Group coordinator listed on the Our Leaders page.
The sermon is never the final word. Join us for discussions after refreshments.