Monthly Themes

Read the Current Issue: Show Your Soul:  A Monthly Journal of Writing and Art


 

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms
or books written in a very foreign language…
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
— from Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

 

As Unitarian Universalists, we have chosen a free faith that calls us to grow our souls and serve the world, and to do this in community. Over the course of the year, in the words and music of Sunday services, in small groups and discussion circles, in classes for adults, children and youth, and in personal reflection and practice, our life together is anchored in a series of spiritual themes – one each month through the cycle of the year. We invite you to engage the monthly themes in a number of ways:

 

Theme Circles / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logoGatherings of 6-8 adults meeting monthly in a facilitated conversation. Guided by a simple format and a packet of readings, poetry, and reflective questions, each circle is led by a trained facilitator in a practice of listening and sharing. Circles engage the largest questions of life—hope simplicity, covenant, mortality, spirit, salvation, prayer, and more—in a Unitarian Universalist key.. Contact: Rev. Sara Goodman (revsara@wbuuc.org, 651-426-2369 x103)

 

Show Your Soul
Welcome to the online journal SHOW YOUR SOUL where members and friends may exhibit their original writing and art imagery. Since 2010 the Sunday Worship Committee has invited us to explore monthly themes and practices. Here is a way to go deeper by “showing our souls.” Submit your original work on the current month’s theme or any past or upcoming theme.  All submissions will be accepted, with some guidelines. No editing will occur without your permission. Click on the links below for information about how to submit and to view the current journal.

Submission Guidelines  Read the Current Issue

 

Living the Questions: Themes for 2019-20
Here you’ll find the themes for the current year, and resources including readings and poetry, as well as guiding questions for each month.

September

October

November

December
BLESSING: The Practice of Noticing

January
RESILIENCE: The Practice of Trusting

February
AWAKENING: The Practice of Letting in Light

March
ATTENTION: The Practice of Centering

April
IMPERMANENCE: The Practice of Transforming

May
IMPERFECTION: The Practice of Shining

June/Summer
MYTHOLOGY: The Practice of Shaping Our Stories

See Monthly Themes Archives