Speaker: Reverend Janet Newton

Fixing What’s Ours to Fix: Accountability in Transformation with Rev. Janet Newton

March Worship Theme: Transformation The history of humankind is full of examples of one culture or nation aiming to transform…other cultures or nations. Why would we bother engaging in the kind of self-examination that could produce radical transformation from within when it’s easier (and significantly more lucrative) to force change upon others? Upon the cultures … Continue reading Fixing What’s Ours to Fix: Accountability in Transformation with Rev. Janet Newton

When We Belong to One Another: Healing, Wholeness, Holiness, and Love with Rev. Janet Newton

When We Belong to One Another: Healing, Wholeness, Holiness, and Love with Rev. Janet Newton According to Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That may hold true in the realm of physics, but in human relationships the law seems inverted: our interactions with others often generate responses … Continue reading When We Belong to One Another: Healing, Wholeness, Holiness, and Love with Rev. Janet Newton

“Welcome to the Season of Saunter” with Rev. Janet Newton

“Welcome to the Season of Saunter” with Rev. Janet Newton As we embark on another school and church year and say goodbye to the Island summer, may we welcome into our bodies and community the gifts of slowing down, breathing deep, and sauntering slowly forward into the beautiful unknown. UUSMV OOS for September 10, 2023

“Activating Prisms of Love” with Rev. Janet Newton

Prisms of Love: Since before recorded history, human beings have been trying to understand the threads that stitch together love, justice, power, and forgiveness. From rappers and pop-song-writers to famous novelists; ancient philosophers to theologians across the religious spectrum — layers upon layers of refracting colors, each seeking truth. The mystics proclaim: will we ever … Continue reading “Activating Prisms of Love” with Rev. Janet Newton

The Exponential Power of Love and Justice with Rev. Janet Newton

This Sunday we find ourselves pushed into reckoning. Reckoning on a national level as we work to keep our energies focused on exposing and responding to injustice. And reckoning on a community level as we struggle through the impact and grief that accompany love and loss. All of this reckoning points us toward a potent … Continue reading The Exponential Power of Love and Justice with Rev. Janet Newton

Follow that Star: Missions of Wonder with Reverend Janet Newton

UUSMV OOS for December 11, 2022 ‘Tis the season that invites us into wonder and awe at our very existence — how we came to have life on our tiny tilting, twirling planet set in this vast, cold, inhospitable cosmos. As daylight dwindles and the night skies shift, we marvel at falling leaves and warm … Continue reading Follow that Star: Missions of Wonder with Reverend Janet Newton