November 5 — What is our Chalice? Rev. Michelle Collins: At the start of each of our worship services, we light a chalice. So does almost every other UU congregation. Today we’ll explore where this symbol comes from and what interpretations it carries now.
November 12 — Leaning Towards Gratitude — Rev. Michelle Collins: Gratitude is a theme that comes up a good bit this time of the year. What does it take to lean towards gratitude, even (or especially) when we don’t feel like it? And what are the benefits it has for us and for those around us?
November 19 — Though We’ve Broken Our Vows — Rev. Michelle Collins: The classic Thanksgiving dinner picture shows an idyllic scene with the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. But relations between the European settlers and the local native population were rarely idyllic. In fact, the settlers made and broke agreement after agreement and continue to do so. What does this mean, and what can be done to repair our past and go forward with justice instead? We’ll grapple with these questions as we go into our Thanksgiving celebrations this week.
November 26 — Remember Loving Kindness at Thanksgiving — Kaz Huston, UUSD Member. Today’s special Thanksgiving service is centered on the UU theme of loving kindness. Considering our UU Seventh Principle to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, we will have a short series of heartfelt, uplifting readings celebrating all that we are and can be to feel and be loving and kind to each other and all in our world.