Rev. Stephanie

Post-Election

The State of Our Democracy: We should know the results of the general election by this Sunday. What does the outcome reveal about the current state of our democracy? How can we as people of faith find healing in this moment in our nation’s history? Please join me in a safe space as we come … Continued

Weep with Those Who Weep: Lament as Resistance

This time of pandemic is a time of unraveling and collapse. How will we respond? Will we numb ourselves and turn away? We’ll explore this Sunday how the practices of deep listening and lament can enhance resilience and compassion for both self and others.

Holy Curiosity in the Neighborhood

In the wake of the Tree of Life shootings last fall, we’ve seen a lot of signs with messages like “Stronger Than Hate” and “Love thy neighbor, no exceptions.” Who are our neighbors in Murrysville, and what does our faith tell us about the need for curiosity and openness when it comes to being a … Continued

The Necessity of Active Hope

Easter Sunday and Earth Day essentially coincide this year. How is it possible to bring an Easter message of hope and resurrection to the climate crisis? This Sunday Rev. Gannon will be introducing eco-spiritual teacher Joanna Macy’s concept of “active hope” and sharing with you the basic elements of her spiral of The Work That … Continued

Refreshing Our Vision & Water Communion

This morning, Rev. Stephanie’s first as your minister, we celebrate our annual Ingathering/Water Communion. Please bring some water that represents some place or experience that refreshed your spirit this summer. In this common Unitarian Universalist ritual, we’ll pour together our collective waters and reflect on our shared vision for the new congregational year.