The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

This classic story helps us understand how an over-sensitive, over-critical attitude can make it impossible to ever be satisfied and happy.

Share the plate: HOME Youth and Resource Center
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Tom Ellis
Music: Laura Christian

Evolution and Creation

Since the dawn of self-awareness, humanity has wondered how we came to be and what is our relation to the other animals. Darwin’s theory of evolution provided a scientific answer at odds with traditional theological answers, and the debate has raged ever since. What does ‘evolution’ mean? How strong is the evidence for it? What are the arguments against it?

Share the plate: Salem Harvest
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Geoff Hutchinson
Music: UUCS Choir

Universe and Cosmos

Science & Theology Series [Part 3 of 6]: How big is the Universe? What patterns can be seen in the big picture? How has it developed? Where did it come from and how did it get started? What is the place of planet Earth in the cosmic scheme? Is the known Universe all there is to reality?

Share the plate: Salem Harvest
Celebrant: Steve Rosen, Anchor: Becky Harrison
Music: Zane Burger

Matter, Energy, Space and Time

Science & Theology Series [Part 2 of 6]: What is the fundamental ‘stuff’ of the Universe? How does it work? How do we know? What does this say about how we perceive and how we live?

Share the plate: Salem Harvest
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Geoff Hutchinson
Music: UUCS Choir

Science and Theology

This is the first in a six-part series on the interplay of science and theology. In this post-modern age, many fundamental questions about reality are being considered afresh. Science and theology are two important ways of looking at these questions.

Share the plate: Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project
Celebrant: Laura Christian, Anchor: Geoff Hutchinson
Music: Ted Cory

Miracle of Miracles! An Easter/Earth Day Celebration

The holy day of Easter celebrates the miracle of Jesus rising from the tomb, symbolizing the Christian promise of life eternal. This year Easter coincides closely with Earth Day (April 22). Today we celebrate the stupendous miracle of being part of the life of this unique, beautiful planet – Earth.

Share the plate: Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Becky Harrison
Music: UUCS Choir

A Soul’s Eye View

Normally, we experience our lives from a small-self point of view – focused on personal relationships, household affairs, career, and so forth. It is good sometimes to step back and gaze upon the world from a soul’s eye view.

Share the plate: Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music: Ted Cory and Guy Hallman

A State of Grace

A reflection on the difference between how we ‘are doing’ and how we ‘are.’

Share the plate: Rainbow Youth
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Joanna Manson
Music: Laura Christian

The Inner Life of Animals

With knowledge of evolution has come the realization that we are animals, and a growing sense of the ways we are like them (anatomy, metabolism, etc.). In recent decades, we have been learning how much they are like us — thinking, feeling, experiencing. It’s another game-changing realization.

Share the plate: Rainbow Youth
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Guy Hallman

Who is This Guy God?

Ideas about God and gods have profoundly shaped the culture, institutions, and experience of western civilization — not without controversy. Let’s consider how these notions have evolved over the millennia.

Share the plate: Northwest Hub
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Zak Zundel