When you imagine pathways to personal, social and ecological healing and regeneration, what do you see? Who is with you on your journey? What transforms and gives way to new beginnings? Who and/or what are you accountable to along the way? Join UU Ministry for Earth and The Reverend Yadenee Hailu for a special Earth Sunday worship service exploring these questions in a collective journey on the pathways to healing and regeneration. This program will include a special collection for the UU Ministry for Earth – donations are encouraged and received with deep gratitude.
Sermon Reflection by Rev. Yadenee Hailu
Rev. Yadenee Hailu (she/her) is an ethiopian american, black woman based in Tulsa, OK, USA. She is a writer, speaker, facilitator and project manager. Her community ministry, blk earth, is a love letter to the earth and black people inviting all carbon life to return to rest and right-relationship as it’s baseline. She believes life’s first mandate is to flourish and it’s second is to heal. This is the mission blk earth supports for persons who desire to curate a lifestyle of healing and to shape their relationships/community towards wholeness.
Sunday, April 25
"Barefoot On The Earth"
The seventh Principle, which affirms “respect for the interdependent web of all existence”, is the center of our worldview as Unitarian Universalists. With Humanism, I found renewal as a person of faith in a secular world.
Worship Leader: Rev. Christina Branum-Martin
Worship Associate: Karl Dieter
Sunday, April 18
"The Power of Two-Way Giving and What It Does to Our Spirit"
We welcome Ripple of One, a local grassroots organization, this week to our pulpit. Ripple of One was created to address the problem of one-way giving and how it can hurt more than it helps. Their message will explore these issues: How all of us have a deep need to be needed. What happens if we become stuck and have to continually rely on others for help? And when I continually find myself on the receiving end where I can't give back, then I become the person who needs versus the person who's needed.