Sociology studies have discovered profound health and emotional benefits that emerge out of our intentional connection to others. What happens when they disappear?
Speaker: Rev. Janet Newton
When chaos, division and fear are the near-constant undercurrent flowing through the daily news, it’s easy to feel an impulse to disconnect from it all. Everything starts to feel too painful, too complex, too futile — there’s no way any one of us could possibly … read more.
The popular TV comedy series Ted Lasso just completed its 3rd and final season. The show’s premise – what happens when an American college football coach is recruited to lead a professional English football (soccer) club – is the backdrop for profound community-building lessons. This … read more.
This Sunday we’ll lift up and share the rituals and routines that, collectively, reflect the spiritual practices we use to navigate a Vineyard summer. It is the Sunday closest to August 1st, when the Gaelic world traditionally celebrates the festival of Lughnasadh, marking the start … read more.
Pride Against Prejudice: Queer Pride as Spiritual Growth
If we look at most global wisdom traditions — their teachings, scripture, history, and wisest practitioners — we find comprehensive support for the virtue of humility. From Christianity to Confucianism, Judaism to Jainism, Shinto to … read more.
100 Years of Flowers
Join us at UUSMV on Sunday for the 100th Anniversary of a widespread Unitarian Universalist Ritual: Flower Communion. If you’re able to, bring a flower from your yard, your rambles, or your favorite farmer’s market vendor. We’ll explore the heritage, the meaning and … read more.
We are, all of us, asked to show up in different ways, in the service of different causes throughout our lives. This Memorial Day Sunday, join us as we meditate on the complexities of showing up when called — while grappling with fear, doubt, ambivalence … read more.
Albert Einstein claimed that “the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” This Sunday our service is an invitation to look at the human response to mystery … read more.