Henry David Thoreau’s act of civil disobedience inspires courage to heed the guidance of our conscience.
Life’s awesome moments move our spirits, so let’s share!
We experience the dance between death and life by picking and eating leaves from a potted mint plant.
Our voices produce audible sound, but what can we discover through the physical sensation of our own vibrations?
Chicks come inherently prepared for the miraculous effort of breaking free of the confines of their shells, much like Jesus’ break-out from his tomb.
A family of birds discovers that their infectious vision of beloved community calls for building a bigger, stronger nest.
Singing an African American folk song honors Black History Month and connects us to the ongoing struggle for true freedom for African Americans.
The Chinese Year of the Snake offers an opportunity to explore the snake’s process of shedding its old skin as a metaphor for growth and change.
Children lead the way toward the best process – and the best results – of the most amazing playground ever!
Grass bridges built by the Inca people serve as a metaphor for our mutual interdepencence on the shared journey into our future.
A mix of magic and wonder mingle with the Innkeeper’s daughter’s participation in the familiar nativity story.
We know the familiar scene of the stable where Jesus was born, but this imagining welcomes a new character, adding loving wisdom to the tale.
Singing the song, “Bingo” provides the experience of how sound’s presence and absence – together – evokes feeling.
The role of the church as compassionate helper is traced to the social world of Jesus, and the gospels and early church that responded to his ministry and prophecy.
Pieces from a simple board game teach us about commonalities, uniquenesses, and our ultimate membership in the human family.
Exploring our feelings offers a way into understanding Jesus’ vision for justice contained in the phrase, “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”
Tracing the roots of the Old Hundredth doxolgy teaches about our theological develolpment over the centuries.
Tastes and beliefs about food offer us a parallel to evolving beliefs about life’s ultimate questions.
The metaphor of opening a circle helps us to embody the simplicity and power of including others.
Children help us to see how learning is like kindling a fire, and both require space.
A balancing activity demonstrates the fragile qualities of the web of life.
Acorns are one kind of hope for an Oak and another kind of hope for squirrels, and it’s all interconnected.
We share special candy with friends for the same reasons that we pledge generously to our congregation.
A group hike reminds us of our spiritual journeys shared in congregational life.
Often, it is others who observe that we’re “in a box” and help us to get out.
Sorting through the clothes in our closets is analogous to reviewing and updating our beliefs as we grow and change.
A conversation with an animated pencil about the meaning of home as a place, and especially as a feeling.
Acorns teach us the immense power of hope in their potential, with a balance of care, luck, and action, to become huge oak trees.
When all people are fully free, our living rings like the clear tone of a bell.
A question by Mary Oliver and tactile remains of once-living creatures open us to ponderings on the reality of death and the meaning of our lives.
A chocolate bar provides a humorous and theatrical approach to the tough topic of addiction.