"The Life of Baha'u'llah" with Iraj Khodadoost this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Making Mom Proud: Living Lives That Matter

Welcome, and happy Mother’s Day, to all who are mothers, who celebrate their mothers, and in celebration of the mother-energy available to all of us, regardless of our gender or state of parenthood. Mothers hold a unique place in our minds and hearts. When we reflect on sacrifice, unconditional love, constancy, patience, humor – it’s our mothers who come to mind, or the image we have of motherhood itself. I recently read about a teacher who had a middle school science class studying magnets, and on the test she asked for a six letter word

Path to Peace

“The Path to Peace” is a new series aimed at exploring different aspects of peace. Today, we are going to look at inner peace, a quality that we all hope to achieve. On Mother’s Day our topic will be how we live those peaceful, compassionate lives that make our mothers proud. Finally, in our third week we are going to take what I like to call the balcony view, and examine what our communities and our world might look like if we lived from a place of peace. On the fourth Sunday, we’re happy to

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

The journey from darkness into light. This is the last installment on our series ‘The Hero in the Mirror,’ and it is fitting that we have saved the hardest for last. In previous weeks we’ve learned that we can leave the unfamiliar, say yes to the unknown, and find the power to imagine, envision, and give birth to new opportunity. This time, I want to talk about the darkness we all carry within and how that darkness can lead us to the light. Facing Our Secret Demons Today we face the most terrifying demons that

The Prospering Hero by Rev. Sydney Magill (April 23, 2017)

Who is The Prospering Hero? Two weeks ago Rev. Melanie talked about the use of our imaginations to create the lives we are here to live. Last week, Easter Sunday, she talked about rolling away the stone to let our light shine. But what is that stone that blocks our way all about? We created it so it is up to us to remove it. Especially when it comes to our finances. We are the heroes of our own lives . . . . . . and just like the heroes of old, whether we

Resurrection Moments

Today is Easter Sunday. All over the world Christians are proclaiming the miracle of the resurrection of Christ. Many celebrate what they believe was a physical resurrection, the ultimate proof that Jesus was indeed the son of God sent to save us from our sins. By his death on the cross as a living sacrifice for the sins of the world, he redeemed all of us to new life. For Christians the world over, today is truly a celebration of that good news. Easter Invites Us to Participate in the Resurrection and Transformation Into New

The Power of Imagination

The story goes that during the heresy trial of Joan of Arc in 1431, the inquisitor said to her, “You say God speaks to you, but it’s only your imagination.” Joan is said to have responded, “How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination?” What other way, indeed?  What other way would Spirit speak to us, but in the way that calls to our dreams, our best and highest? Today we are looking at the power of our imagination, the faculty that enables us to take the whispers of Spirit and