Topic: Nature and Sustainability

Hembree Park Service

Join us at Roswell’s Hembree Park pavilion for an end of the church year service. Feel free to bring some food and drink for a picnic afterwards.

Flower Communion

The Flower Communion, created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, is an annual ritual that celebrates peace, beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Please bring a few flowers to share.

Active Hope

The amazing video we saw on Earth Day from Joanna Macy and ideas she presented were taken from a book she co-authored with Chris Johnstone called “Active Hope”. 

It lays out a plan we can all use to turn our hopes into action and this service will present what we hope is the perfect example of what “Active Hope” can look like in the world.

Worship Associate: Jim Nickens

The Great Turning

Earth Day has truly come of age at 50. Together we shift from despair to opportunity. Joanna Macy, PhD and Buddhist scholar with five decades of activism offers a vision of a global awakening that shifts from industrial growth to a life sustaining civilization. By addressing directly the dis-ease of our planet we have the opportunity to be fully alive and fully engaged in the most important work in human history. This is our moment.

Our Relationship with the Wild

Unitarian Universalists believe that we are a part of the interconnected web of all existence. What might be the implications of this belief? Are we unique? Are we distinct from “the wild”?

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir

Blessing of the Animals (Multigenerational)

Please join us in our annual Blessing of the Animals service.

Please bring your furried, feathered, crawling (and hopefully controlled) friends with you for an experience that is always wild and fanciful.

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The World Needs You

Each one of us is unique. Amongst an interrelated, interconnected web, the world couldn’t be the same without you. Are you here for a reason? Do you have a calling? What does it cost the universe if you should not answer?

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