SERVICES at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary at 306. N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY

April’s Worship focuses on the theme of “Revelation”

For the Soul Matters “Revelation” materials, click below:

Revelation

Side with Love – April 7-28 : Helping our furry friends!

This month we will be gathering items for the SPCA of Tompkins County. Please bring scoopable/clumping cat litter, new litter boxes of all sizes, canned dog food, dog toys (no tennis balls), spray or squeeze cheese, leashes and harnesses, small paper plates, dish soap, paper towels, and liquid laundry soap to Sunday services during the month of April. We will collect items during the first hymn each week and larger/heavier items can be placed in a basket by the Welcome Table before or after services. Thank you!

April 7th – “Let your Life Speak” – Rev. Margaret Weis

Parker Palmer once said, “Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.” What would it be like to listen to our lives speak and tell us who we are?

Special Music by UUUU and Friends, and John Vandenburg

April 14th- “Recurrences, Revelations, Rebirths and Revolutions Start with an Authentic You” – Guest Speaker Michelle Courtney-Berry

Michelle Courtney-Berry is a serial entrepreneur founder of a new nonporfit, and deeply experienced speaker. She is a wellness consultant and coach who has opened for the Dalai Lama and Maya Angelou. She holds a graduate degree in Communications from Cornell and has spoken at and for UU many times. Find her on the web at MichelleCourtneyBerry.com.

Special Music by Ithaca Vocal Jazz Ensemble

April 21st – “A Rite Of Spring – A Multigenerational Eastertide Celebration” – Rev. Margaret Weis

The Unitarian Universalist minister Max Coots once said, “We need a celebration that speaks the spring-inspired word about life and death, about us as we live and die, through all the cycling seasons, days, and years.” Join us for such a celebration as we explore these themes together.

Special Music by Stephanie Ortolano, Organ

April 28th – “The Power Of Disagreement”- Rev. Margaret Weis

Some might ask, “When will the truth be revealed?” Some might say the truth has already been revealed. What would it mean to ask, “What is the truth? How do we know it is so? Who decides what is true and what is not?” Join us as we reflect on these ideas together.


Special Music FUSIT Choir

Possible Ponderings

-When has your life told you something you didn’t expect? What did you learn from that experience?

-Rev. Rebecca Parker once said, “Revelation comes to those who are radically hospitable to what they don’t know.” How can you practice radical hospitality to what you don’t know? What would that look like?

-What is a story about rebirth that speaks to you? How have you experienced revelation in that story?

-Is there someone in your circle of coworkers or family with whom you disagree? How might you enter into intentional conversation with them about issues that matter to you?