reflections

Mid-winter: dormancy, depth and darkness and the Parable of the Mustard Seed by Jan Garood

The changing seasons remind us that we are a part, not the central part, just one part of the organic whole, inter-dependent web of life on earth.  We were created from the same stuff as the earth, the  trees the rivers and oceans.  And like the natural world our bodies and minds experience the changing…
Read More

Trinity Sunday Reflection by Ann Drummond

“In Dickenson’s time and place the Trinity was a hot topic that engendered much debate.  Is Divinity triune or one?  The Unitarian church was born of that debate after all. She alters the patriarchal debate around the Trinity with all-new—and far more ancient—imagery.  In a sort of aikido move, she sidesteps the theological niceties entirely…
Read More

A Glimpse into Centering Prayer  with Sophia’s Spring 24 March 2021

Some of our friends couldn’t come tonight due to a funeral, so I’m sharing three elements which are different each week:  a “teaching moment” based on the writings of Thomas Keating or Joan Chittister;  a prayer of approach , which is a few verses from the Psalms translated by Nan Merrill; and a version of…
Read More

Saving Paradise: Reimagining Lent and Easter- Ann Drummond

Sophia’s Spring – Reflection: Reimagining Lent and Easter. Ann Drummond I love tradition, whether it is following traditions created in my lifetime with family and/or friends or whether it is ancient traditions centuries or millennium old there is something deeply satisfying and enriching about continuing traditions that link the past and the present of our…
Read More

We support Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service

Each year on January 26, we see Aboriginal people and our allies walk together to call for changes. For many today is a day of sadness but it is also a day of hope and solidarity. EMH would like to acknowledge the support that we receive from the broader community including those that contribute donated…
Read More

Cynthia Bourgeault’s Wisdom Jesus – Kathy H

Question #1: How do I move beyond the “mazes of the mind” and into a deeper wisdom knowing? Answer: The answer is simple, though perhaps not easy: through meditation. Meditation is one of the most ancient and universal of all spiritual practices, and it is the cornerstone of the wisdom encounter with Christ.  You may already be…
Read More