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The theme for July is Harmony
Native American author Tony Hillerman writes, “The Navajo word hozro ... means a sort of blend of being in harmony with one’s environment, at peace with one’s circumstances, content with the day, devoid of anger, and free from anxieties.” Our task is to find our hozro, our way of living in harmony and in beauty. Harmony is a way of walking through life.
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
There is no EZ Pass to Racial Harmony. In keeping with this month's theme of harmony, Celia's sermon emphasizes that there is no way to have lasting harmony within ourselves or among people when we have not done the hard work to heal the wounds. Even though we tried to run away from the history, the history is still happening. This has become a call to reclaim our highest level of humanity: our morality.
Speaker: Celia Young
The natural world is a beautiful teacher of the harmony surrounding us -- and the harmony possible in community. What truth and connection might we find just outside our back doors? How might we learn some powerful lessons from the buzzing bees and the sprouting leaves? This Sunday, we’ll consider how we are "Rooted Together," examining how the spirit of life works within us and around us when we most need it. Liz Murphy is a recent graduate of the Claremont School of Theology and is a candidate for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She’s currently the intern minister at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA. She previously worked as a chaplain intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and as the Interfaith Programs Assistant at the University of Southern California's Office of Religious Life. Originally from Pittsburgh, she moved to Los Angeles in 2017 with her wife, Hilary.
Speaker: Elizabeth Murphy, Intern Minister at Throop UU
How Much Doing Good is Good Enough?
As we watch the news, we see so many good and important causes to which we could contribute our time, talent and treasure. How do we decide when we've contributed enough?
Speaker: Tapestry Member Rona Henry
Beguiled By Beauty
“The beauty and resilience of the world are a sign of hope even when things are difficult.” says theological Wendy Farley. This beauty is beyond what we ordinarily think of as “pretty.” It is the deep creativity and abundance of things and, as human beings, we participate in that. Spiritual life is about connecting with this deep source of beauty and love.
Speaker: Rev. Arvid Straube
To slow the spread of the virus we have temporarily suspended our usual in-person worship services. We are currently holding online services each Sunday morning.