Rev. Chris J. Antal

Death and Sadness

We consider how psychiatry transformed normal sadness into a depressive disorder and examine the place of sadness in a life well lived.

Forgiveness and Peacemaking

What is the role of forgiveness on the path to peace? Join us as we honor the UN International Day of Peace and renew our commitments as a peacemaking congregation.

Forgiveness

Relationships damaged by breaches of trust and wrongdoing can often be restored if we are willing to do the work. Please bring water to share in our annual in-gathering water communion.

Left of Boom

72 years after dropping the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima we will celebrate the recent UN convention to ban nuclear weapons and consider what is ours to do in the struggle for nuclear disarmament.

Blessing of Plants and Pets

Bring them along and share the joy that plants and pets bring to our lives! The service will be outside in the yard.

Flower Communion

This year we celebrate with congregations around the world on the first Sunday in June. Bring cut flowers or potted flowers for planting after the service.

The Deaths of Others

Through story and ritual we will humanize and honor people killed by the U.S. in recent military strikes. Eight quilts from the drone quilt project will be on display in the sanctuary for this service and participants will have the opportunity to construct a quilt square. 

“White Supremacy Teach-In”

Everyone has to start somewhere and it takes commitment to disrupt business as usual. We will be participating with thousands of UUs around the country in this large-scale historic action.

Reframing

When we think about ourselves and the situations we face in more than one way we break out of the frames that bind us and open new paths to growth. 

Deep Remembering

Remembering the parts of our past that are painful is a necessary step towards transforming the art of the possible and making a new future.