Homily – Shawna Floyd If you follow me on social media, then you have probably seen me affix a certain hashtag to a good deal of my posts.  It’s one of many that I use, but I often save this particular hashtag for last.  It’s my mic drop hashtag.  I usually do not type anything […]

HOMILY #1 Sonya Tinsley-Hook I confess. I’m a bit of a “Pollyanna.” Although I don’t always succeed, I try to see the positive, the hidden gift, the reason to smile, in almost every situation.  As Pollyanna would say, I try to find “reasons to be glad.” Now I know what some of you are thinking.  […]

Homily#1 by Carol Welter There is magic in the air.  This morning we call it Black Girl Magic. Womanism.  This place here, this space, being UU challenges us.  I am challenged to look inward today, to do some inner work.  You Taryn and my sisters have asked me a question and I thank you. Many […]

Sacred Objects: Gift-Giving

The sacredness of gift-giving does not come naturally to me. One holiday season when I was a child, my mother and I went to visit a friend of hers. Mom entrusted me with the role of carrying the gift she was bringing, and of physically handing it off. As soon as we got in the […]

Listen to two stories that illustrate how ancient cultures prized reverence as one of the highest virtues. The first comes from the Pygmy people of the Central African nation of the Congo Republic. Once upon a time, a young boy heard the most beautiful song coming from the forest. The song was so beautiful, he […]