A Month of Sundays
ALL SERVICES HELD ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
As each service in the month occurs, the date and the title will be tagged with links to a YouTube playlist featuring the introduction slides and the sermon from that Sunday.
January 3, 2021
Teresa Leary, Worship Leader
“Searching for Walden’s Instagram”
Henry David Thoreau is a much-celebrated figure in UU history. His rugged determination that led him to renounce the world and move to a small cabin where he would write Walden has served as an inspiration to generations of future UUs. Although he may not seem to have much in common with the endless stream of social media influencers that we see today, join Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal for a discussion of how the two are more alike than they appear to be different. Worship leader Teresa Leary will guide us through our service.
January 10, 2021
Rev. Tracie Barrett
Judy Raymond, Worship Leader
“Are We Awake?“
At our 1966 General Assembly, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave the Ware Lecture, entitled “Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution” about what the church must do to stay awake during the revolution. Fifty-three years later, Rev. Tracie Barrett looks at where we are in regards to racism. Worship Leader, Judy Raymond, will guide us through our service.
January 17, 2021
Rev Tracy Lunquist
“The Eighth Principle of UU?“
A group of UU activists have proposed, and a number of congregations have adopted, the following 8th principle: “Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” In this service, conducted in our sharing service format, we will consider this principle. Please click here to learn about this initiative, and reflect on the following discussion questions prior to the service:
- Is this 8th principle necessary, or do the seven existing principles adequately address this issue? Why do you think so?
- Do you feel this principle should be adopted here at Mosaic? Why or why not?
- UU is a tradition of “deeds, not creeds.” If you were to “affirm and promote” this principle in your daily life, what would that look like?
As a reminder, in the sharing service format, we conduct a discussion in two rounds. On the first round, each person has the opportunity to speak without any interruption, questions, or cross-talk. In the second round, questions and cross-talk are permitted. Our goal is to have a respectful, thought-provoking, lively discussion on a timely topic. Facilitator, Rev. Tracy Lunquist, will guide us through our discussion.
January 24, 2021
Cary Ragsdale, Worship Leader
“The Trump Era is over, so we’re all done here, right?“
At long last, the wretched year of 2020 is over, and we are leaving behind four years of acrimony and contemptuous disrespect for the time-honored norms of presidential behavior. For those of us concerned about protecting our civil liberties, it could be a time for celebration and letting our guard down. But it is not. There have always been those who would threaten our civil liberties, and 2021 will no exception. George Griffin will be discussing the many issues surrounding this challenge. Worship leader, Cary Ragsdale, will guide us through our service.
January 31, 2021
“The Ministry of Animals“
They are our hearts. Our children. Our loves. In September of last year, we lost our dog, Charlie. This made me think of all of the different ways our animal’s minister to us. In this sharing service, attendees will be given an opportunity to speak about the animals that have touched their lives. Make sure to bring a photo along to our virtual Service. Worship leader and speaker, Sarah Mahler, will guide us through our service.