Josh Galster

Sanctuary: Share Your Umbrella

Datetime: 
10/14/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

There’s a beautiful UU children’s story called “The Umbrella Sanctuary.” Its message is for kids and adults alike. In it, the umbrella represents the many ways others offer us sanctuary from the storms of life as well as the many ways we can pass on that shelter to others.

Water Service

Datetime: 
09/09/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
water

Our first service for the fall will be our traditional in-gathering Water Service where we celebrate coming back together as a community.  If you remembered to collect a water sample (I never do) from a place you went to this summer please bring it, but there will also be water provided to be poured into a communal vase. 

Celebrating Earth Day

Datetime: 
04/22/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

We will be celebrating Earth Day using UU's theme "Justice for Each Generation".

The music of Carolyn McDade

Datetime: 
03/11/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

This service will explore the music and life of Carolyn McDade, who wrote many of the songs we and other UUs sing other Sundays. She also was a co-creator of the Water Service that we use as the first service of the fall.  Come learn more about the woman who doesn't identify as a UU but is still an important part of our faith.

Luminescence: a UU holiday

Datetime: 
02/25/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

Luminescence celebrates that which makes Unitarian Universalism distinctive.

Celebrating Religious Freedom: the 450th anniversary of Edict of Torda

Datetime: 
01/21/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

The 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda will take place on January 13, 2018.

Flower Communion

Datetime: 
05/14/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

This Sunday's service (5/14) we'll be celebrating the Flower Communion. Please bring a flower(s) to contribute to a communal vase that will be the a central part of the program.

Celebrating our Poet Laureates

Datetime: 
02/05/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Poetry

Our nation has had a poet laureate for the past 31 years. Their job has been to promote poetry, both theirs and the works of others. We'll examine some of our recent poet laureates and share their poetry. 

Celebrating Religious Freedom

Datetime: 
01/15/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

On January 13th, 1568 the first proclamation of religious freedom wa made in Transylvania.

Five Minutes to Live

Datetime: 
10/23/2016 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Reflection

We will revisit a now-famous sermon delivered by Rabbi Kenneth Berger reflecting on the then recent tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger and the fact that the crew most likely survived after the explosion for about 5 minutes.  Where might your thoughts go if forced to focus on what is truly important and central to you, if all you had was 5 minutes left?

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