UUCD’s minister, lay leaders, and outstanding guest ministers from throughout our UU district lead our Sunday services. With this variety of services, we believe you will enjoy varying perspectives and stimulating sermons.
Services at Congregation Beth Shalom, 340 N. Queen St., Dover, DE have been suspended during the CoVid-19 pandemic.
Congregation Beth Sholom is a Kosher facility. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the building. We serve coffee, tea, a children’s cold beverage, plus Kosher snacks after service. Please join us for this time of hospitality and conversation.
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Keep On Moving Forward: Election Results – Rev. Kharma Amos
Keep On Moving Forward: We are experiencing a critical time in the US with regard to the future of our country. We just had an election that was unlike any other in our lifetime. How do we make sense of the political landscape? During times like this we may turn to our faith to help us keep hope alive in our hearts and in our collaborative efforts. Let’s reflect together about the challenges ahead with an eye towards our shared goals of justice, equity, human dignity and respect.
One World, Many Concerns – David Roth
Join singer-songwriter David Roth (https://www.davidrothmusic.com/) for a live musical service. David’s music will provide a wonderful platform for thinking about and celebrating world unity in the midst of various global concerns.
Generating Gratitude – Rev. Kharma Amos
In the US, this is the season of Thanksgiving. Central to this is the spiritual practice of gratitude. Let’s talk about the value of “Giving Thanks” despite our circumstances. Being grateful can change everything about our lives – or at least our perspective on them. In this extraordinarily strange time in our world, how might we need to rely on gratitude and how might it carry us through …
Exploring Isolation During the Pandemic – Michael Balliro
We sometimes imagine we are being asked to trade off increased harm from social isolation for the increased risk of death due to exposure to the virus. But this is a trap, a false binary which operates in the belief our options are limited. Our options are only as limited as our imaginations.
Expectation & Hope – Rev. Kharma Amos
Many religious traditions are heading into a season characterized by expectation, anticipation, and hope – for new life, for fresh miracles, for a capacity to receive help and healing from unexpected places. This is an invitation for us to be intentional about preparing ourselves for this spiritually rich time.
I’ve Got This: Our Free & Responsible Search for Truth & Meaning – Guest Speaker
A reflection on the Fourth Principle of Unitarian Universalism, in which we claim and assert our right to a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We’ll reflect on both of these things: Freedom and Responsibility in determining what we know (and don’t know), what we believe (and don’t believe), and how we make lives of meaning (or don’t) based on our core values and convictions.
Celebrating Incarnation (it does a body good) – Rev. Kharma Amos
In the Christian church, Christmas is a celebration of Incarnation (in their case – the incarnation of the holy in the person of Jesus). Let’s expand that to think more generally about the beauty and goodness of our own incarnation and embodiment. Since the time of ancient Greek philosophers, a thread of anti-body sentiment rooted in the notion of a body/spirit duality (body=bad; spirit=good) has been woven through many spiritual traditions. Ultimately, this has done incredible harm to so many people (including many of us). Let’s spend some time shifting that paradigm to reclaim the wonder of a life that is mediated through our embodiment for good.
Cultivating Positive Energy for the New Year – Sheryl Winsby
By all accounts, 2020 has been a difficult year for most. As we plan to turn the page to 2021, how might we think about practices that generate or cultivate our energy? What do we need to leave behind so that we are free to embrace what is next? Maybe a few people could share their own practices or we could introduce some (i.e. burning bowl ceremony, dissolving paper …) if we have the funds, we could even plan in advance to mail people a sheet of dissolving paper … and lead them in a ritual (virtual) where they write down what they want to leave behind … and then dissolve it in a bowl of water to symbolize it going away).