It is hard to imagine much of anything positive being possible without some level of trust. At the same time, experience teaches us to be wary, So how do we find balance?
World Religion Day began 70 years ago, but is relevant today as we consider what unites us. Dr. King encouraged us to fulfill the principles of respect and justice. What do we have in common with other faith traditions that could make greater harmony possible?
Taizé services were founded by a monastic community in Taizé, France in the 1940s.
At BUF, we have created our own UU-style Taizé service that draws from one of our sources — direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder.
An expansive sense of possibility could be a springboard into a new year. But if we envision any meaningful personal transformation, we’re more likely to succeed by starting there, then moving on to a specific commitment, choosing from among our possibilities, and prioritizing.
This service will be a bridge from our December theme of “Mystery” into our January theme of “Possibility.” We’ll weave together the musical and poetic inspirations of several BUFsters on this cusp of the new year. Special music by J.P. Falcon Grady and others.
Come share the light as we honor the powerful hope that arises even amidst struggle and pain. We will hear (and sing!) beautiful music, listen to meaningful words, sit in the darkness and light candles of hope. Bring your family and friends!
The winter solstice brings us into direct encounter and inescapable awareness of the rhythms of nature — within which the sacred circle of life turns and turns.
This will be a Special Holiday Music Service celebrating Christmas choral music from Africa, with three choirs singing the following songs: African Noel, Amavolovolo, Bonse Aba, Jabula Jesu, and Kumbaya.