December 17 – Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action – Rev. Jeanne Festa

The study of climate justice shows how the weather, ocean levels, and other conditions of climate like drought, storms and ocean temperature affect people, and how those affects are magnified for the poor.  As noble as our individual efforts are to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we need to work together to find causes and solutions that will protect the earth for future generations.  Doing everything possible to diminish the speed of climate change is an act of justice toward marginalized people, and toward future generations.

Rev. Jeanne Festa is a retired United Methodist pastor.  She earned a Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology in 1998, and served as Associate Pastor in United Methodist churches in Mesa, Sierra Vista and Green Valley until her retirement in 2015.  She has three grown children (her first career) and four grandchildren and enjoys gardening, cooking and volunteering in the church and community.

 

December 24 – Spirit of the Christmas Tree – A Service for All Ages – Rev. Linda Lawrence, Jean MacKeen, Sky Island Singers and You!
We will be creating a living nativity of a different kind this Christmas Eve using “The Spirit of the Christmas Tree” written by Joyce Poley, a Canadian Unitarian Universalist composer, and Frank Henning. This delightful pageant presents a Unitarian Universalist understanding of the birth of Jesus, with special meanings for people of all ages. We will enjoy several original songs along with some  traditional holiday carols.  Feel free to bring some of your favorite Christmas cookies to share after the service!
December 31 – To Be Announced
January 7 – To Be Announced
January 14 – To Be Announced

January 21 – What We Love Can Be Saved – Rev. Amy Beltaine

How are you the change you wish to see in the world? Step by step, the longest march can be won. It takes many drops of water to turn a mill. The struggles around the world for justice, peace and against violence can be overwhelming. It is easy to feel small. Where do we find the strength to carry on?

Reverend​ ​Amy​ ​Beltaine​ ​provides​ ​spiritual​ ​support​ ​for​ ​justice-makers through​ ​Sunday​ ​services,​ ​retreats,​ ​and​ ​spiritual​ ​accompaniment.​ ​She lives​ ​in​ ​Portland,​ ​OR​ ​with​ ​her​ ​spouse​ ​Thorne,​ ​bonus​ ​son​ ​Jack,​ ​a beagle​ ​and​ ​a​ ​cat.​ ​Amy​ ​is​ ​past-president​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Covenant​ ​of​ ​Unitarian Universalist​ ​Pagans​ ​and​ ​on​ ​the​ ​steering​ ​council​ ​for​ ​the​ ​UU​ ​Spiritual Director’s​ ​network.​ ​She​ ​travels​ ​with​ ​her​ ​portable​ ​home,​ ​visiting​ ​UU congregations​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​SW​ ​in​ ​the​ ​cool​ ​months​ ​and​ ​the​ ​NW​ ​in the​ ​warm​ ​months.​ ​Amy​ ​aspires​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​love​ ​ninja!