Open the door and come on in! Today we roll out the welcome carpet in an intentional way, reflecting on the history of Unitarians and Universalists and the relevance of our faith today- what makes us different than the church around the corner, or your other weekly social activities. Today you are invited to reflect … Continued
Rev. Dr. Elaine Beth Peresluha
Diwali, an ancient Hindu festival, spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining in every corner of the globe. Today we join the many Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists around the world in this festival of light.
How we relate to self and others is the foundation of spiritual maturity – “Love thy neighbor as thy self” is a basic tenet of almost every religion. Our challenge is how to love our selves and others in equal proportion. How do we balance love of self with love of others? Right relationship is defined by achieving that balance.
This Sunday, we prepare for our October Season of Invitation by reflecting on Radical Hospitality. What does hospitality ask of each of us? How do we care for self and others in a radically inclusive way? Radical hospitality is a relevant theme here, at ESUC, for Seattle facing housing shortages, in Bellevue where rents too … Continued
Living a mission is both an opportunity and a challenge. How do we fulfill our mission statement? We will delve into the impossible, while joining together in celebration, renewing our commitment to practice love, explore spirituality, build community and promote justice.