Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Desert Spaces of Our Lives

This semester I am taking classes on Judaism and Islamic history.  I am thinking about the way the desert features in each of these faiths. From Israelites who wandered the desert after fleeing Egypt for 40 years… to Mecca’s spring that rose in an arid land, bringing pilgrims to worship at the Ka’bah (sacred shrine). … Continued

Wandering Pilgrims

We find the Holy in so much. We Unitarian Universalists are wandering pilgrims. There is no Mecca for us to face during prayer. There is no one single shrine that we approach with our bodies bent in prayer. There is no spit of land that is sacred above all others. There is no holiest of … Continued

Activate Youth Summer Justice Training

Now is the Time to Activate Your Summer! This July and August, the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice hosts the annual Activate Youth Justice trainings, which are currently open for enrollment! Do you know a youth who wants to learn more about social justice activism? Are you a youth who is already passionate about … Continued

Common Read Group Meets, Newcomers Welcome

The minister, lay commissioned minister, members and friends of the UUCRT met Saturday morning February 10 in the sanctuary to discuss the UUA Common Read for 2017-2018, Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry. This first discussion focused on the essay “Othering and Belonging” by Rev. Darrick Jackson, and the response by Rev. Lilia … Continued

Audio Sermons Now Online

You can now listen to sermons by the Rev. Chris J. Antal on this website. From the homepage, click worship services, then click past worship services, and then click the service title to access the audio. The audios are in mp3 format. In addition to the audio, you will find a works cited link to … Continued

Love as the Fire that Moves Us

I like to think of love as the fire that moves us, the energy that empowers action. Love invites us to full engagement. Love takes many forms– kindness, patience, generosity, justice, compassion. It is the spiritual force that brings us together and carries us beyond what we ever imagined.  Love is larger and more powerful … Continued

Love as Charity and Love as Patriotism

This month we explore the theme, love, and I will be preaching on love as charity and love as patriotism. Congregational life provides an abundance of opportunities to think about, practice, and embody love. I have committed my life to growing my capacity to love. This capacity includes giving and receiving love. This commitment imbues … Continued

Join Us at West Point for the Knights Out Dinner on April 7

UUCRT seeking sponsors and representatives to attend 2018 Knights Out Dinner 2018 marks the 7th year Knights Out and Spectrum have hosted an annual Gala at West Point. Join cadets, faculty, alumni and friends of the Academy for a social evening overlooking the Hudson, where we will hear from special guests who have made a … Continued