Homecoming Sunday is an annual intergenerational tradition at UU Wausau. The entire congregation is invited to bring a small container of water collected from a special place during the summer’s travels or closer to home. Pouring them into a common vessel, our inner and outer journeys are shared.
Reflections on 5/27/18-6/1/18, a week when a tree, a fungus, and a lake reinforced my sense that something is out there and there is another side.
There is concern that the magnetic north pole has been shifting at a faster rate than any time in history, which could disrupt migration and navigation. Objects such as the compass may no longer be accurate to orient ourselves. But what about that other compass, that moral compass? Is that shifting too.
This sermon is an exploration of Transcendentalism, one of the intellectual movements that has informed Unitarian Universalism since it began, in the middle of the 19th Century. More than a just philosophy, Transcendentalism changed how nature and spirituality are regarded. At its core, Transcendentalism celebrates the goodness of people and the splendor of creation.
Home is where we live and make memories. It’s a particular town, city, or farm. When I get to thinking about home I can’t help but miss my family. It’s hard living so far away. But missing them isn’t just a proximity thing.