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Live from Jackson Cove, Oxford – UU Flower Communion
“Life Death and Flowers” – Rev. Tony Lorenzen
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Practicing Loving Community
Nurturing Spiritual Growth
Unitarian Universalism is a religious tradition that places more importance on your values than your beliefs, that welcomes you and your questions and affirms your search for truth and meaning.
Our mission: Practicing Loving Community, Advancing Justice, Nurturing Spiritual Growth is how we seek to live this faith. Ours is a religion of covenant rather than creed.
Our Sunday Worship Services are held at 10:30 AM with Religious Education classes for children at the same time. Refreshments and fellowship follow. You are welcome as you are. Please join us.
A Message from our Minister
“PLAY is a PRACTICE ”
In my work as a spiritual director I encourage people to develop spiritual practices – something done regularly, intentionally, and deeply, in order to deepen one’s connection to ________ (insert all that apply for you personally – to yourself, God/dess, your heart, nature, spirit, life, etc). Traditionally, people think of things like prayer or meditation or yoga or tai chi as spiritual practices, but in reality anything that is done with the above mentioned discipline can be a spiritual practice: drawing, reading, walking, martial arts, gardening, cooking, running, singing – it’s not what you do, but HOW you do it that makes it fit the above criteria. When I work with over-tired, burned out people seeking spiritual renewal they are surprised, if not shocked, when I recommend that they develop Sleep and Play as spiritual practices. Yes, sleep and play. Rest and Fun. American culture is terrible at both. We make sleeplessness a badge of honor and even our fun is scheduled into over packed calendars heavy on work and otherwise being “productive.” As we slowly step out of pandemic quarantine living, we will need to develop these practices as part of our way forward. We are itching for social contact, just DOING things with others without fear of illness and death. It’s a great opportunity to develop our fun muscles, which are atrophied from isolation, online living, and Netflix bingeing. Use this month to make sure you schedule time for rest and time for fun. Don’t return to the rush-rush-rush of the “before time.” Practice Playing. It’s a practice in itself, after all. And make sure to rest, too. Although pandemic living might not have seemed heavy on activity, it’s been very exhausting in many ways. We all need to have some fun and relax.
About Unitarian Universalism
WE ARE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS
We are Unitarian Universalists, people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Join us on this extraordinary journey. Get to know us in this short animated video.