Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

Ending Well

The Greek root of the word “passion” means “to suffer,” though today we primarily use the word passion to refer to a very strongly felt emotion. When we reach the end of our lives, deep emotions and physical suffering can com- bine to create a … read more.

Demanding Freedom

Join Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper and Kathleen Anderson for a multigenerational service celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Music will be provided by the GUUF choir and special musical guest Brett Johnson. 

GUUF 01/20/2019 Sermon

Spiritual Survival

The book Deep Survival explores why some people survive trauma and crisis and others don’t. So many people live in ongoing crisis, and the role of spiritual community is to support life and wholeness. What can we learn from the science of survival, and how does it dovetail with our spiritual lives?  

GUUF 01/27/2019 … read more.

Blue Christmas

Special Service: Blue Christmas (Tuesday evening, 12/18/18 at 6:30 pm, Sanctuary) The winter holidays can be particularly challenging when you or your family are experiencing grief due to a recent loss, or to the anniversary of a loss. This meditative service will provide an opportunity to honor the complexity of grief at the holidays. All are welcome.

Staying In the Present

“Staying In the Present”  The spiritual practice of being present to the moment is hard enough on a regular day, but during the winter holidays, it gets even more difficult, with expectations coming from every direction. Bring the challenges of your heart, and we will … read more.

Waiting is the Hardest Part

“Waiting is the Hardest Part”   On this first Sunday of the Christian observance of Advent, as the natural world moves further into the dark, fallow time of winter, we’ll take some time to pause and reflect.

THANKSGIVING/GRATITUDE

GIVING THANKS – The American Thanksgiving holiday is usually centered around traditions of food and family. How might we infuse this traditional holiday with new insights about gratitude and our traditions?

HERETICS & REFORMERS

Unitarian Universalist history includes many folks who worked for social or religious change. We are rooted in the stories of the Protestant Reformation. This service will explore some of that heritage, and why it matters to us today.

Honoring Our Ancestors

It is traditional in many cultures to honor deceased loved ones as the fall begins to turn to winter. As part of this multigenerational service, we will create an ancestor altar together. Please bring photos or small mementos of your deceased loved ones to add to the altar.