February 24th The gifts we bring rabbi jon adland
Our reading from the Torah this week is Parashat Terumah which begins in Exodus 25:1. It reads, 'Adonai spoke to Moses, saying: Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him.' What are our gifts to bring? How can we use these gifts to make better a fractured world.
march 3rd Conflicting Kindly: Life Lessons from the Cube Farm Scott Courtney
In his 33-year engineering career, Scott Courtney has encountered all sorts of personalities, from consummately professional and courteous, to egotistical, sexist, racist, and even verbally abusive co-workers, managers, and customers, yet somehow has been -- usually -- able to interact with them constructively and accomplish shared goals. Having been struck many times by the Clue-By-Four...err, having empirically acquired a certain knack for conflict resolution...Scott shares selected techniques from training by Intel, Dale Carnegie, and Timken as well as paragons among his colleagues. How do you deal with problematic colleagues, how do you avoid making things worse, and how do you know -- and fix -- when you may actually *be* the problem?
march 10th upon a foundation of wonder Rev. Beth Marshall
What is it that separates ordinary time from sacred time? Is it intention or authenticity? Is it vulnerability or insight? Might sacred time be built upon a foundation of wonder?
march 17th Commissioned Lay minister Deb Kotte
March 24th Sleeping on a train Tom Beck
Empathy is the ability of one person to understand and share the feelings of another person. Through a message titled “Sleeping on a Train” speaker Tom Beck will examine the concept of empathy and how it relates to our Unitarian Universalist Faith.
march 31st hope in the face of climate change Rev. George Buchanan
Services begin at 10:30 a.m.
Dress is casual.