Speaker: Dan Miyake

“The Wheel of Life”

The Wheel of the Year keeps turning as one
season yields to the next. And as the seasons
pass, we know one thing is for certain – change is inevitable. Whether we experience a major life transition such as a graduation, marriage, retirement, or death, change often … read more.

“Doing the Hokey Pokey”

With all of the troubles in the world today, the stress, the uncertainties about what the future holds, we can forget to laugh or even smile when we feel as if we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. Humor is the … read more.

“Rosh Hashanah and the Stinky Kishke”

Considered the “Jewish New Year”, Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. This is a time of reflection, introspection for reviewing the past year, identifying ways we have harmed others, made mistakes, not lived up to our own expectations and commitments, … read more.

“In-gathering and Water Communion”

Each year, we look forward to coming together as a church community after our busy summer adventures. We come together to renew our relationships, to share our experiences, and to join one another in anticipation of the many exciting possibilities of the coming church year. … read more.

“Forgiveness – The Art of Letting Go”

Forgiveness is often seen as something to be sought externally from God or others for some misdeed or sin we have committed, but we rarely consider how, by forgiving others, we liberate ourselves from the hot burning coals of anger, rage, resentment, and pain that … read more.

“From You I Receive”

Graceful receiving is hard. How can we receive from others without feeling guilty, embarrassed, or obligated? What can we receive from each other and this congregation?

“The Ties That Bind”

As UU’s, we describe ourselves as belonging to a “covenantal community.”  Have you ever thought about what that means or where our covenant comes from? Join us as we consider the powerful impact of intentional covenant by looking back into our own UU history to … read more.

“If the Shoe Fits…”

UU history is rooted in Christianity, and because of this, our UU religious vocabulary has evolved to include words like “sacred” and “holy.” However, many congregations have developed an aversion to using such religious language. Today we will explore the possibility of reclaiming religious words … read more.

“My Odyssey – What a Trip!”

An odyssey is a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, and hardships. In this service, Dan Miyake will share the odyssey of his life, his call to ministry, and hopes for the future.