"Earthseed: A Religion for Modern Time" by Brian Bach
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

"Earthseed: A Religion for Modern Time" by Brian Bach

If one of the characteristics of a traditional God is immutability then Earthseed is God in his most mutable form. God is the very definition of Change. God is Change. Explore with me the fictional religion from science fiction writer, Octavia Butler. Her two dystopian novels, the "Parable" series, are set on the West Coast in a Unites States. a country fallen from being the global super power of today to a much weaker country at war with Canada and Russia.

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"Healing into Wholeness" with Matie Tyson
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

"Healing into Wholeness" with Matie Tyson

Much of our language around healing is not about wholeness, but about ableness. Shifting our frame from the ideals of ableism to a deeper understanding of wholeness can help us heal ourselves. This change in perspective also enables us to bear supportive witness to the wholeness of others, whether they are healing by our definition or not.  

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"How Does Your Momma Say, 'I Love You?'" by Vivian Jenkins
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

"How Does Your Momma Say, 'I Love You?'" by Vivian Jenkins

In honor of Mother’s Day this year, and in true UU fashion, we are going to be more inclusive than usual in our examination of motherhood. If all goes well, there is nothing better than a mother’s love, for both the giver and the recipient. We’re going to throw just a pinch of science into a cauldron of givers and receivers of Mother’s love and see what we get.

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"Can UUs Believe Anything We Want?" by Richard Draeger
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

"Can UUs Believe Anything We Want?" by Richard Draeger

Our lack a creed centered around certain uniform beliefs makes some people wonder what UUs stand for. Yet our Seven Principles provide guidelines and values that allow each person to have personal beliefs that are subject to change as a result of following our Forth Principal: a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. A Unitarian Universalist is encouraged to seek reality and truth through science and philosophical study and to live in an ethical and principled way.

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"How to Curate Human Potential" by Rev. Anthony D. Makar, presented by Ken Vogele
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

"How to Curate Human Potential" by Rev. Anthony D. Makar, presented by Ken Vogele

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”—Muhammad Ali

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"Mary Ellen Should Have Been a Puppy" by Vivian Jenkins
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

"Mary Ellen Should Have Been a Puppy" by Vivian Jenkins

 At the age of 8, in 1872, Mary Ellen Wilson was put up for adoption. The little girl with a sparkling and congenial personality was placed in the home of a misguided man and his cold-hearted wife. The light put on the unconscionable abuses Mary Ellen suffered at their hands, in the days before U.S. child protection laws, forever changed the nature of children’s rights and protections.

This is a POT LUCK SUNDAY

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"Don't Fear the "G" Word (God that Is)" by Valerie Naylor
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

"Don't Fear the "G" Word (God that Is)" by Valerie Naylor

The Unitarian religion is based on the belief in one god, rather than the trinity of Christianity, and some Unitarians are strong believers in a higher power. Some modern Unitarian-Universalists don’t believe in a god or believe in multiple gods. Some are uncomfortable with any discussion about God. But never fear! If you are a Unitarian of any type, this service should make you feel comfortable.

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"The Inner Life of the Introvert: How Temperament Shapes the World" by Vivian Jenkins
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

"The Inner Life of the Introvert: How Temperament Shapes the World" by Vivian Jenkins

Psychologist Carl Jung considers Introversion and Extroversion to be the building blocks of personality. They are basically opposite ends of a spectrum of need for stimulation. We live in an age of the Extrovert Ideal where the value of the Introvert is ignored. We will pull some Introverts out of their places in history and put them in their place in our Web of Existence. Dale Carnegie and Tony Robbins may want us to work and upsell ourselves in crowds, but Einstein's theories didn't come out of a committee.

THIS IS A POT LUCK SUNDAY! If you wish, bring a dish!

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Cookies and Carols
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Cookies and Carols

(This is a change from the previous plans of not offering a service for this date.)

We will be meeting at 4pm for “Cookies and Carols” - come ready to sing some holiday tunes with Laural, our talented music leader, and bring a cookie or holiday snack to share afterwards!

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Thunder Valley: Building a Regenerative Community on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Thunder Valley: Building a Regenerative Community on the Pine Ridge Reservation

“Thunder Valley: Building a Regenerative Community on the Pine Ridge Reservation” presented by Erin Anderson with Lisa WhiteFace as Lay Leader

Thunder Valley is a grassroots Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Thunder Valley works to empower the Lakota community through the strengthening of cultural identity. We’ll learn about the exciting work happening at CDC, and have time to discuss how we, too, can work to create systemic change in our own local Rapid City community following this dynamic example being set by our Lakota neighbors.

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

“Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” presented by Doug Klinski

Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books. “Waking Up” is for the 20% of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the teachings of figures such as Jesus, Buddha, Rumi, and other saints and sages of history.

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Adult Religious Exploration
Dec
1
to Apr 10

Adult Religious Exploration

Starting in October we will begin reading and discussing the book “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DeAngelo. You can order the book from Mitzi's Books in Rapid City or visit Amazon.com to order online.

 

 

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