Sermons & Newsletter – UU Church of Rutland

January 26; Michelle “A Goddess and a Groundhog: Looking for the Sun at Winters End”

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2020

This service centers around Brigid, Celtic goddess and Christian saint, the evolution of these connected traditions, and what we now know as Groundhog Day, and explores the present relevance of what Brigid can represent to us.

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January 19: JP Cass “Thinking in the New Year – Curbing Biases”

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2020

Our minds are prone to cognitive biases that may not serve our higher needs. We will explore how to be better aware of what stands in the way of our goals and ideals – with a bonus on the science of setting up resolutions for success.

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January 12, 2020 – Rev. Barbara Threet “This Year Make Mistakes”

Posted by Tim on January 12, 2020

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“Welcoming the Stranger” – Steve Crofter

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020

The Community Asylum Seekers Project is a Bellows Falls based organization whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S. Steve will discuss the problems asylum seekers face, and ways that we can help.

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Christmas 2019 Part 1

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2019

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Christmas 2019 Part 2

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2019

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How to be an anti-racist: Tabitha Pohl-Moore

Posted by Tim on December 7, 2019

Ms. Pohl-Moore will speak about her experience of growing up a person of color in Vermont and the anti-racism work that that Vermont needs to be doing now.

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August 4th – J.P. Cass – “Why We Fall For It”

Posted by Tim on August 12, 2019

August 4th – J.P. Cass – “Why We Fall For It” – Our cooperative and trusting nature leaves us vulnerable to falling – for people, ideas, and other things that are not always the best for us. We’ll explore new insights into why judgment fails us sometimes, and how we can improve our discernment.

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June 21 Summer Solstice at Haroldhenge

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2019

June 21st:
“Summer Solstice at Haroldhenge”

Our annual Summer Solstice Celebration will be held at the stone circle Haroldhenge, 731 Creek Road, in Clarendon. All are welcome at a spiritual celebration of the cycles of Nature and the vitality of our fire of commitment — through short readings, meditation, movement, chanting and singing, along with the usual spectacular burning of the dry evergreen with our intentions of what we wish to be rid of. Bring instruments and noisemakers. Bug repellent may be useful, though we will have citronella torches. We will car pool from the church at 6:30. If weather is bad, we will move everything but the tree burning inside the church.

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May 26 2019 – Herb Ogden – Memorial Day and Civil Religion

Posted by Tim on June 4, 2019

May 26: Herb Ogden – “Memorial Day and Civil Religion”
Is Memorial Day a religious holiday? If so, of what religion?

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