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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.

To enjoy the full experience, be sure to join us in Zoom (on your computer or by phone) at 11:00 on Sunday mornings. Join our email list to receive our weekly Bulletin with the Zoom link and password!
 

August 2, 2020

Annabelle Mendoza, Worship Leader

“Lughnasadh

The Pagan Sabbat of Lughnasadh marks the end of summer. Celebrated on August 1 each year, it is the first of three Celtic harvest festivals. This one is named in honor of the god Lugh, a warrior king of the Tuatha de Danann. Mosaic’s very own Annabelle Mendoza will guide us through a fun and family-friendly celebration of this ancient holiday.

August 9, 2020

Jane Bradford, Facilitator

“Summer Sharing Series: The Sixth UU Principle

This service will follow the summer sharing service format, and explore the sixth UU principle, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”

Please take some time to reflect on the following “food for thought” questions before the service:

  • UUs say they “affirm and promote” their seven principles. How do you “affirm” this principle?
  • How do you “promote” this principle?
  • Do you think this principle is actually achievable? Why or why not?

August 16, 2020

, Facilitator

“Summer Sharing Series: The Seventh UU Principle

This service will follow the summer sharing service format, and explore the seventh UU principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.”

Please take some time to reflect on the following “food for thought” questions before the service:

  • What does “interdependence” mean to you? How and where do you notice interdependence in your daily life?
  • Do you ever contemplate the vastness and complexity of the earth’s ecology? How do you engage with information and input about it?
  • The first UU “source” is “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures.” How do you experience the web of existence directly? Is that experience spiritual for you, and if so, how?
  • What does “respect” for the interdependent web mean to you in terms of actions or behaviors?

August 23, 2020

Tracy Lunquist, Facilitator

“Pathway to Mosaic: Part I”

In our last two services of the summer season, we will offer our “Pathway” class as a two-part series of Sunday services. In Part I, we present a brief history of Unitarianism and Universalism and how they merged to become a single denomination, how Mosaic UUC came to be, and an overview of how the UUA and Mosaic are led and governed. Additionally, we take some time in this class to learn about each participant’s spiritual background. Did you grow up in a church? What were your early thoughts and feelings about religion or spirituality? What impact has your spiritual history had on you?

The purpose of sharing this information is to help prospective Mosaic members understand what they’re getting themselves into, and to provide a review and a fellowship opportunity for current members as well as curious passersby. We hope everyone will join and participate in the two Pathway Sundays. As always, everyone is welcome, and there is never any pressure on anyone to become a member of Mosaic!

Please note that this service has a good deal of content and may run somewhat longer than our usual hour. We will do our best to stay focused, and will understand if you need to leave before the service is over.

 

August 30, 2020

Judy Raymond, Facilitator

“Pathway to Mosaic: Part II”

Part II of the Pathway class follows the summer sharing service format. It is very important for as many of us as possible to participate in this service, even if you are full-fledged members.  Member participation greatly enriches Part II of this course, for “newbies” and seasoned members alike! Part II of the class is focused on the participants, and on the following reflection questions:

  • Why bother with a spiritual community in the first place?
  • What path am I on and why do I follow it? What does it do for me?
  • What’s Mosaic been doing for me during the time I’ve attended? Have I learned anything about myself during my association with Mosaic or UU in general?  Have I changed at all since being a member or friend of Mosaic?
  • What talents of mine might be of benefit to Mosaic? How much time can I spend on church activities?
  • How accepting of the idea of “pledging” am I, since pledging is a requirement for membership?
  • What kinds of activities would I like to see more of at Mosaic?
  • Elevator Speech:  If you had a chance to tell someone about Mosaic or UUism while riding in an elevator with that person for no more than 2-3 minutes, what would you say?