Connect

Stay connected with online resources and spiritual care at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock via Meditation, Poetry, Readings, Conversation, and Reflection. As we hold one another in love, take special care of yourselves and others. Feel the connections among us, and know that you are not alone.

We want you to have ways to be spiritually nurtured and feel connected, even at this time when we protect ourselves and each other by “social distancing.” A special time of online connection and spiritual care is available here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Details are available here and on social media one day prior to each gathering. All are welcome.

Mondays:

Meditation and Poetry  prerecorded by Rev. Dr. Natalie M. Fenimore, available at 2:00 PM and thereafter here, on the UUCSR YouTube channel and Facebook.

Wednesdays:

Messages, prerecorded by Rev. Jaye Brooks, available at 2:00 PM and thereafter here, on the UUCSR YouTube channel and Facebook.

Wednesday Conversations  Zoom at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
The Ministry Team invites you to a Wednesday Afternoon Conversation. This conversation, held via Zoom, is a time of reflection, sharing, and listening. Newcomers to UUCSR are warmly welcome to join.

Afternoon: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94243930399?pwd=aTBQemVFOXJRWWJEWStENzROL2xTdz09
or Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Noting the Meeting ID: 942 4393 0399 and Password: 370838

Evening: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/91737283046?pwd=ODBSdElENTNpY3dHck1QWm9lWnVqZz09
or Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Noting Meeting ID: 917 3728 3046 and Password: 811544

Fridays:

Meditative Moments  prerecorded by Rev. Jennifer Brower, available at 2:00 PM and thereafter here, on the  UUCSR YouTube channel and Facebook.

Rev. Jaye Brooks offers this special Reflection:

The Rev. Theresa I. Soto is the senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Oakland, California, and the author of Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience (Skinner House, 2019). They have enjoyed interim ministry and chaplaincy with veterans. Soto lives in Oakland, CA with their partner, Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, and serves as a community minister with the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. Their poetry, especially from Spilling the Light, is "at once deeply compassionate and spiritually empowering. This collection of inspirational poetry provides pastoral care and an encouragement for authentic living. In this 2019 volume of the inSpirit Series, one of the most creative voices in Unitarian Universalism today tends to our souls and emboldens us to become our truest selves. Rev. Soto’s poems of hope and resilience validate our identities and our humanity—especially for those of us marginalized by mainstream culture."

To see a short video of Rev. Soto talking about their inspiration for Spilling the Light, click here.