Ysaye Barnwell wrote one of our treasured hymns “We Are” In it she describes humans as, among other things, our grandmother’s prayers, grandfather’s dreamings, and the wisdom of ages. Could it be that wisdom then, is the practice of remembering?
Rev. Wendy Williams - Senior Minister
At its core religion, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition, has been about freedom. For Christians, freedom meant salvation. For Jews, it was emerging as a people from oppression. How does resilience factor in?
Resilience doesn’t ask to make lemonade out of lemons. It asks us not to stiffen and break when we encounter the hard. It asks us to stay engaged, It asks to learn to bounce. How?
We are not our biographies, accomplishments or injuries. Yet, all those things become part of us. In this way, resilience is part and parcel of integrity.
Being whole doesn’t necessarily mean simple. How do we maintain integrity amidst complexity?
German American writer Charles Bukowski asked, “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” It is a worthy question as we enter a New Year setting hopes and intentions.
We begin this month’s theme of integrity, as a community of all ages. Together we will here the same story entitled “Say Something,” in which we are reminded of the power of an individual voice. Integrity invites us to have congruence between our inner and … read more.
Our Christmas message in lessons and carols featuring our JUC Choir.
Our Christmas message in lessons and carols amplified by the JUiCe Worship Band.
Join in a joyful retelling of the Christmas story in this family-friendly interactive service featuring the children’s choirs.