Speaker: Susan Kaphammer

What Does It Mean To Be A People of Story?

Our UU forebearers dared to believe that the story of humanity and individual stories of life, death and salvation are not predestined by God. This freedom carries the responsibility to be aware and careful as we create the stories of our own lives and the story … read more.

What Does It Mean To Be A People of Becoming?

We are reminded in our Unitarian Universalist Principles that we are seekers engaged in our own unique spiritual journeys — the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This process of “becoming” isn’t just about moving into our true selves; it is also about untangling from … read more.

What Does Beloved Community Mean for Us?

Beloved Community calls for commitment, conflict resolution and hard work, particularly in encouraging, accepting and sharing with those who are “troublesome” for us. The challenge can be reframed in realizing that to others any one of us may be one of the “difficult” members. We … read more.

People of Imagination

Our search for a better world begins by imagining the world we want with more justice, more peace, more love. What we imagine moves us forward and makes us better. In our personal lives, imagination can connect us to the sacred by helping us see and … read more.

What Does Beloved Community Mean for Us?

Beloved Community calls for commitment, conflict resolution and hard work, particularly in encouraging, accepting and sharing with those who are “troublesome” for us. The challenge can be reframed in realizing that to others any one of us may be one of the “difficult” members. We are required … read more.

Healing from Brokenness In Ourselves and In Our World

To be alive is to be vulnerable, but how can one move forward when experiencing anxiety. fear, frustration, loss, and pain? This service will explore healing responses that reframe woundedness and lead to strength, courage, and love. Presented by Susan Kaphammer with resources from the Soul Matters series.

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What Does It Mean To Be A People of Deep Listening?

From our earliest age, we practice listening — listening for information, for
entertainment, for understanding, for connection. We consider listening as something we do. But today’s service asks you to consider that listening doesn’t just guide us through the world; it also creates our world. Who … read more.

Compassion

Compassion may begin with thoughts of sympathy and feelings of empathy. But real compassion takes us deeper into community and justice with the call to respond with actions to address the pain and suffering we see and feel. Susan Kaphammer offers thoughts on compassion toward … read more.

Another Take on Sin

The concept of “sin” is part of the dogma and structure of many religions, including Christian sects that heavily influence our American culture. In this service, Susan Kaphammer takes another look at the concept of “sin,” seeking meaning for us as Unitarian Universalists.