Speaker: Rev. Karen Armina

Attention as Spiritual Practice

There is so much in the world that is painful and hard, and sometimes the easiest thing to do is to shut it out.  This morning, we’ll explore what that calls us to pay attention, and what our faith tradition offers that … read more.

Look, a Squirrel!

This morning’s service was born out of an idea that arose when Rev. Karen was meeting with our youth: cultivating our attention spans in this age of distraction.  Please join us as we explore this idea in multigenerational community.

Can the Journey Be Home?

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that “change is the only constant in life.”  As a faith community involved in the work of peace, justice, and sustainability, we’re well aware of the energy it takes to make, and to keep up with, change.  This morning we’ll … read more.

Host or Guest?

The national conversation about Indigenous Peoples Day calls us to think about discovery and colonization.  This morning, in multigenerational community, we’ll explore how our sense of belonging might shift depending on whether we think of ourselves as guests or as hosts.  We’ll also hold a … read more.

Whose Are We?

Our identities are inextricably tied to our relationships.  Douglas Steer asks, “With whose life is your own bound up, inextricably, in obvious or invisible ways?” To begin our month of reflection on what it means to be a people of belonging, we’ll explore the threads … read more.

Let It Be Enough

We spend so much time chasing expectations, those of others and those we place on ourselves.  It becomes such a way of life that we don’t notice we are doing it or what it is doing to us.  This morning, we’ll stop … read more.

What Did You Expect?

A flyer for local events in solidarity with this week’s Global Climate Strike reads “The world’s youth are calling for a turning point.  It might not be too late.”  This morning, we’ll reflect on human-caused climate change and the possibilities of adaptation … read more.

Drenched In Life

As we come together in multigenerational community for our annual in-gathering and water communion service, we’ll reflect on thirst and saturation.  Please bring a small vial of water that holds meaning for you, to pour into our communal bowl.

Poems of Hope and Resilience

The poet Ada Limón wrote “At a time when language is often used only as a blunt tool, poetry reminds us that language can also be used for nuance, mystery, and even radical hope.”  This morning, we’ll share poems that can offer … read more.