Brenda S

Making Our Own Traditions – Shared pulpit

Sometimes the tried-and-true rituals aren’t quite right or aren’t enough. How does one begin a new tradition? Have you ever done so? What do the traditions we create tell about our values?

Farewell and Welcome Back

As we re-open the church for in-person attendance, we also begin an exciting NEW phase of our ministry by offering multi-platform services. So join us in-person OR on-line as we kick off a new church year! Brenda S. leads a discussion of all the changes we’ve gone through in the past year, and the challenges … Continued

Paying it Forward

Many of us are familiar with the concept of “paying it forward”; that is, returning a kindness, not to the giver, but to another person. Where did the term originate, and what role does “paying it forward” play in our everyday lives? How might a shared ethos of “paying it forward” make ours a better, kinder, and more fulfilling world?

Holiday Play: “Live From Judea,”

Brenda S and the talented actors of ESUUC bring you a new holiday play. Reporters from the popular news program, “Live From Judea,” broadcast the latest news from this corner of the Roman Empire. What’s the story with all the kings suddenly showing up in the remote, and humble, town of Bethlehem? Our top experts … Continued

Girl Scout Sunday

It’s great to be green! Meet the leaders and members of our own Girl Scout Troop #30898 as they play significant roles in today’s service. Then find out more about how the Girl Scouts have been encouraging, and teaching, girls to become learners, leaders, and strong, independent women since 1912. (And if that’s not enough … Continued

Stone Soup Sunday

Stone Soup Sunday has arrived at last! In Brenda Shiring’s latest play, “Stone Soup Conspiracy,” a down-on-their-luck couple meet an unexpected reception in a small town. Performed by our own ESUUC Players. After the service, we’ll be sharing a Stone Soup Lunch in the Community Room. Don’t forget a veggie for the soup pot, and … Continued

Soul Matters: Awe

In an era where it seems much easier to be cynical and blasé, how do we open ourselves to experiencing awe? And why should we? Brenda Shiring presents our latest installment of the popular “Soul Matters” series

Soul Matters: Attention

Brenda S presents our newest service from the popular “Soul Matters” curriculum. This month, we will address the question: “What does it mean to be a people of…Attention?” PLEASE NOTE: Stone Soup Sunday, which we customarily hold on this day, will be postponed due to building conditions.

The Common Bowl – Patriotism

In honor of Independence Day, Brenda S will lead a “Common Bowl” service on the topic of patriotism. In this popular format, those present are asked to pick from a selection of quotations that express various points of view. These quotations then lead to discussions about our own points of view. Join the conversation!

Make War No More

For Memorial Day, in honor of those who have suffered and died in unnecessary wars, Brenda Shiring will discuss the importance of anti-war activism.