Speaker: Rev. Norman Allen

A Unitarian Universalist Patriot

Before the cook-outs, concerts, and fireworks, the Davies community gathers to consider how the Eight Principles of Unitarian Universalism speak to us on this national holiday. What does patriotism look like for a people whose goal is world peace. What does it look like for a … read more.

Remembering Juneteenth

While the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in the southern states on January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. This Sunday, we’ll explore the story of that remarkable day and its reverberations as we celebrate a powerful moment in … read more.

Sacred Silliness

In a month devoted to the theme of Play, we’ll spend this Sunday morning in sacred silliness. Through song, story, and interactive games, we’ll experience the light-hearted joy of being together in community as we strengthen our spiritual foundations for the hard work of social … read more.

Pride Sunday!

We start the month with a celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride! Join use to honor the joyful, resonant, transformative spirit captured in poet James Broughton’s “Ode to Gaiety.” He writes: “Long live hilarity euphoria and flumadiddle/Long live gaiety/for all the laity.” Readings will also include poet … read more.

The Story of the Buddha

Our month-long focus on “Story” dovetails this Sunday with the celebration of Vesak, the day commemorating the Buddha’s birth but encompassing the entire scope of his life, from youth through enlightenment, to death – and beyond. Join us as we lift up the traditional narratives … read more.

Flower Communion Returns!

This two-part worship experience includes an online service at 10:30 – devoted to the history of our beloved Flower Communion – followed by an in-person, protocol-following get-together at noon on the Davies grounds. Bring a flower to leave at designated locations around the property, enjoy … read more.

The Story Goes On

As we enter this month devoted to the theme of Story, we reflect on our personal narratives, the narrative of our beloved congregation, and the narrative of the Unitarian Universalist movement, which reaches back for millennia. Following nicely on last month’s theme, we remember that … read more.

The Ocean I Travel

In celebration of Earth Day, we’ll spend some quality time with Peter Mayer’s brilliant hymn “Blue Boat Home” and its evocative imagery of a “wide universe” and “infinite sea.” Perhaps most important, we’ll consider what it means to be “ship’s companions” and “kindred pilgrim souls” … read more.

A White Supremacy Teach-In

This Sunday,  the Worship Committee invites the Davies community into the sacred work of anti-racism and the dismantling of White Supremacy lifted up in the 8th Principle of our faith. Included in this worship-full experience are an exploration of key vocabulary, readings from sacred texts, … read more.

“Now I Become Myself”

May Sarton’s poem “Now I Become Myself” offers a glimpse of the lifelong journey each of us takes toward becoming our truest self. She writes, “It’s taken/Time, many years and places;/I have been dissolved and shaken,/Worn other people’s faces.” Join us on Sunday morning as … read more.