Rev. Barnaby is creating an online-only service featuring lots of CVUUS kids and families, in place of the usual kids-led service. You’ll be able to watch it online here.
Speaker: Rev. Barnaby Feder
Barnaby Feder is the settled minister at CVUUS. Before becoming a minister Barnaby worked for twenty-seven years as a reporter for the New York Times. Barnaby’s wife, Michele Lowy, is an elementary school teacher. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.
Rev. Barnaby explored the Covid-19 pandemic’s challenge to our ongoing UU calling to make the world more just.
Order of Service
The Sixth Principle: Doubling Down on Justice
Prelude – Chuck Miller
Welcome – Karl Lindholm
Pathways to Healthy Connection – Rev. Barnaby Feder
Musical Call to Worship: “Come Wash Your … read more.
Global Peace is the foremost dream of our 6th principle. Rev. Barnaby reflected on how much the achievement of the others to any substantial extent depends on centering peacemaking in core UU practice:
Readings: Sermon on the Mount, adapted by Rev. Edwin Palmer … read more.
Our stewardship service and spring pledge drive kick-off.
Rev. Barnaby’s United As One sermon:
Followed right afterward by the CVUUS CommUUion, our Jesus-inspired ritual celebrating all prophets known and unknown with an Earth-centered twist. This unique time of peace, reflection and shared gratitude lasts about 15 … read more.
Rev. Barnaby reflected on how Unitarian Universalism’s professed devotion to democracy is not faring well in our thoroughly distracted and neurotic society. How important is defense of this part of our faith?
Readings: Excerpts from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on its 2019 Democracy Index … read more.
Those words are associated with Granny Weatherwax, the late British fantasy writer Terry Pratchett’s beguiling witch who relies more on psychology than spells. Though often only a minor character in Pratchett’s stories, Granny Weatherwax tends to make sure right triumphs. Rev. Barnaby examined the connection … read more.
Rev. Barnaby reflected on some 30 year-old wisdom about food and freedom.
Lessons from Y2K. Led by Rev. Barnaby
Caitlin Gildrien shared a testimony about her writing as spiritual practice:
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 91 this Jan. 15 had he not been murdered in 1968. How would he want us to remember and honor him in this age of Trump? Led by Rev. Barnaby followed by our congregational conversation: … read more.
Rev. Barnaby reflected on the intersection of hope, faith, courage, and compassion led by Rev. Barnaby.
Readings and carol singing. Special music by our CVUUS choir, our bell choir, Chris Foster on trumpet, Janie Wulff on flute and Richard Hopkins on bassoon.