Topic: Creativity

Nurturing Creativity

In this flower communion sermon celebrating several historic UU heroes—including Norbert Capek, the creator of the flower ceremony that many of our congregations celebrate in the spring—Rev. Johnstone examines innovation and creativity. She reminds us that to pursue new ideas and inventions, we must first get rid of the critics (ourselves and others). The church … Continue reading Nurturing Creativity

The Creative Spirit

Magda Garrett will present a sermon by Rev. Janet Parsons, minister of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church in Massachusetts. Drawing from the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, Parsons rethinks the meaning and source of the creative spirit and argues that all that is required for us to live creatively is … Continue reading The Creative Spirit

A Celebration of Mothering

Julie Burkart, president at Wellspring Health Access and founder of Wichita’s Trust Women clinic, will speak on the ultimate creative act: Motherhood. Burkart, a former First UU member, has opened multiple women’s regional clinics around the country and is opening a new one in the Wyoming region. The church is open for in-person Sunday Services … Continue reading A Celebration of Mothering

UU Writings and Songs

To conclude our month-long celebration of Creativity we will listen to songs, poetry, and prose created by Unitarian Universalist writers and musicians – far and near, past and present.  And some very local.  The church is open for in-person Sunday Services for those who are vaccinated – social distancing is requested and masks are optional. Or you … Continue reading UU Writings and Songs

The Easter Exam

Easter and the concept of resurrection can be confusing and most UUs struggle with this particular holiday filled with mass marketing and the mixed messages arising from centuries of “bad theology.”  Rev. Feder shows us a different way to think of the Easter message that is life affirming and honors UU principles and common values. … Continue reading The Easter Exam

Care as Creativity

Andrew explores how creativity is the link between our stewardship and our capacity to care for ourselves and others. The church is open for in-person Sunday Services for those who are vaccinated – social distancing is requested and masks are optional.  Or you may join us online for the live service using the Zoom Invitation.  … Continue reading Care as Creativity