October 9 – Brian Pertl

DANCING WITH GOD: MUSIC, DANCE AND SPIRIT POSSESSION In many of the world’s religions the relationship with god is of a most intimate nature.  Through sacred music and dance, a participant can become possessed directly by the deity the ritual honors. In this talk, Brian will explore sacred movement and...

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October 16 – Dr. Linda Steiner

EXPANDING OUR VISION OF UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS: CONCRETE VERSUS SYMBOLIC EXPRESSIONS OF WHOLENESS While many lay testament to the value and importance of global unification, some still fail to encompass all life forms as equal representations of the Divine whole. There is a substantive difference between “talking the talk – and...

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October 23 – The Rev. Cynthia Johnson

A RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY OF ORCHARDISTS Our Fellowship building is located on land that literally used to be an orchard.  When we think of ourselves as part of an ongoing religious community of orchardists, we understand our individual religious journeys in a new way. Faith Like a River invites us to celebrate...

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October 30 – Dick Smythe

UU PRINCIPLE #7:  OUR WORLD OF WONDER We humans live an interdependent life with numerous other organisms on a planet that is truly a world of wonder. Yet, many of us are seldom aware of the world beyond our immediate influence and even if we are aware, we may not...

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September 25 – Rev. Kalen Fristad

UNIVERSALISM: PAST, PRESENT AND POWERFUL Fristad will speak on the long, rich history and significance of the teaching of universalism. In addition, he will relate that the teaching of eternal damnation is not merely a harmless untruth that we might appropriately ignore and allow to stand, but it has serious consequences. It leads...

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August 7 – Kathleen Smythe

WHO SHOULD WE HELP? For most of us, helping those who are less fortunate is part of our ethical, religious, or spiritual practice. In fact, many would argue that it is part of being human and living in community. For Unitarian Universalists, it might be an integral part of practicing...

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August 14 – Doc Heide

RIFFING WITH THE ROCK STAR OF RELIGION Dubbed “the Rock Star of Religion” by the San Francisco Chronicle on his 90th birthday, Huston Smith is one of the most revered religious scholars of our generation.  A professor at MIT, Syracuse and UC-Berkeley, his book The World’s Religions has sold over...

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