Topic: Beauty

The practice of savoring life’s gifts
What beautiful thing do you carry in your heart?

The Eye of the Beholder

So much of art, of all human expression, is devoted to the subject of beauty. Of describing it, or attesting to it, or lamenting its absence. And yet, actually quantifying what is required in order for an object or a person or even a sound … read more.

Beauty Calls Us Together – Flower Communion

This year is the 100th anniversary of the first flower ceremony, as created by Norbert Capek in Prague.  We’ll celebrate with story and music created especially for this occasion, and by co-creating a beautiful bouquet that symbolizes the many blessings of our beloved community.

If you’re … read more.

Blessed by Each Other – Flower Communion

This congregation was founded with the understanding that the people are the church, and every year in June we celebrate the community we create together.  This morning, we’ll make a communal bouquet with the flowers you bring, and take them home as reminders of the … read more.

Unruly Beauty

How might we redefine beauty in a way that makes room for all the parts in us that we have deemed unloveable? What if instead of beauty being about perfection, we embraced it as unruly?

Rev. Wendy Williams will be joining us virtually this week. She … read more.

Beautiful Together

It’s been a hard couple of years, characterized by pandemic, confusion, division, war, and deteriorating democracy.  It’s easy to succumb to fear and ugliness.  And.  Our values and principles guide us toward love, hope, peace, and freedom.  This morning, we’ll explore the role of our … read more.

Beltane Beauty

At Beltane, or May Day, earth energies are said to be at their strongest, making it a brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes, and dreams into action.  It’s the time to celebrate sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality, joy, and … read more.

The Power of We

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association, and is made up of five days of worship, learning and UUA business. Rev. Karen is attending GA online this year, and will offer her reflections on this experience.

Falling in Love

Three JRUUC members will share a personal store related to June’s theme of beauty. The service is inspired by poet Mary Oliver’s encouragement to “Love yourself.”