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    April 14, 2024 Reality is Gorgeous

    Worship Leader: Peter Mathews
    Worship Associate: Joni Padduck

    The connotation of the very word “reality" can turn us away. But, in all religions and prophetic thought, reality is a window into an emotional state of inner peace. Christians call it heaven. Buddhists call it nirvana. Reality is truth, and the truth does indeed set us free. And this freedom is available even in the most horrific of times.
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    April 7, 2024: Never Complete and Never Perfect: Spiritual Poverty and the Possibility of Transform

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Associate: Ginger Hemingway

    Where can we find richness in life that has nothing to do with money and possessions? What might it mean to be rich in spirit? Join us as we explore developing a deeper and more transformative life of the spirit.
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    March 31, 2024: Doing and Being

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Associate: Steven Toporoff

    Join us as we celebrate the volunteers that help our community grow and thrive. We’ll also welcome new members to the congregation and celebrate the arrival of new life!
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    March 24, 2024: Equity-The Key Ingredient of Morality, Justice, Compassion and Peace

    Worship Leader: Lauren H. Nile
    Worship Associate: Bryna Blum

    The concept of equity is as crucial today to our American society, to the world, and to our future, as it ever has been. But what is equity? Why is equity so critical to both our future as a nation, and as a species? What risks does continued inequity in economics, education and other important areas pose to our future? What are the unimaginable results of a world in which equity is valued and practiced? What are we, as moral, ethical people, called to do in humanity’s maturation toward greater global equity?
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    March 17, 2024 The Mission of Laundry Love

    Worship Leader Michael Mullins
    Worship Associate Rev. Ian W. Riddell

    Join us as we welcome Michael Mullins, Deacon in Training at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. Michael is leading the creation of Laundry Love here in the valley, offering people in need access to laundry services. Join us as Michael shares his story and the grounding of this needed work.
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    March 10, 2024: Thought and Action: Al-Ghazali and Adams

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Associate: Julia Alberg-Burbank

    Join us as Rev. Ian explores the ideas of two theologians: one an 11th century Sufi and one a 20th century Unitarian. What might these two thinkers separated by time and culture share with us about doing good in the world?
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    March 3, 2024: Equity and Accessibility

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell Worship Associate: Bryna Blum

    The value we’re focusing on this month is Equity. How can we continue to expand our practice of radical inclusion and joyous welcome.
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    February 25, 2024: Give and Take: Yarn and Relationship

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Associate: Ginger Hemingway

    Every yarn is different. Cotton, wool, acrylic, silk all feel different as you knit or weave or crochet and each creates a different fabric with unique qualities. Our relationships, too, ask us to be attentive and intentional in unique ways with each individual and situation. Join us as we explore the fabric of relationship.
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    February 18, 2024 Thinking Beyond the Given Generosity of Mind

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Associate: Steven Toporoff

    Sometimes we respond to the challenge of a new way of doing things with unconscious assumptions about how we are already acting in the world. How can the conversations about automobiles, marijuana, and other issues help us be more curious and imaginative?
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    June 25, 2023 GA Assembly Worship Service

    Ever Willing: Becoming the People Our World Needs

    The pandemic has wrought change and created uncertainty for institutions, like our Unitarian Universalist congregations, and our wider world. Who and what are we becoming, individually and collectively? Our GA Sunday service explores these themes as we gather in community to celebrate the best of who we UUs are.

    Link to the UUA website to view the recorded service.

    July 2, 2023: We The People

    Worship Leader: Rev. Ian W. Riddell
    Worship Assistant: Joni Padduck

    As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, we take a look at the state of our democracy and wonder together how to stay true to our values while resisting hatred, fear, and prejudice.

    *Note:  Since there was no sound on the recording we are providing the text of the sermon in this document.

    We the People Sermon