WSUU Mid-Week Connection 
May 27, 2020 

" I commit to love and I let go of my fear... "
- by This is LEA, 

Even when the options seem to be between bad and worse, we have choices about how we live, where we put our life energy, our resources, our compassion, our hope.

May we choose to commit to love, again and again.

I hold you in my heart, beloveds.
In faith,
Rev. Deanna Vandiver
Bridge Minister, WSUU
Affiliated  Community Minister for Love and Liberation, CLF
May you find nourishment in these invitations to 
resilience resources and 
spiritual practices

Going Deeper: Living Into UU Values

Thursday, June 4, 5 pm Pacific, via Zoom
This one-session, 90-minute class is designed to orient newcomers to Unitarian Universalist practice and tradition by discussing and reflecting together on participants' private spiritual practices, and personal beliefs and commitments. Offered by the Rev. Paul Beedle of First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, with a gracious invitation to the WSUU community to participate!  

Please e-mail Rev. Paul Beedle to register and receive the Zoom link for this faithful learning session.

Embodied Practice

Many thanks to Paula vanHaagen and The Westside Chorale for lifting up 
this glorious  resilience resource 
deep gratitude to the 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for creating and sharing this moving 
an excerpt from  "Revelations".

              Click here to enjoy!

Irresistible Resources


Irresistible podcasts  celebrate the many traditions of movement leaders, cultural workers, and spiritual teachers who remind us to embody the liberation we are pursuing.  Full catalogue of podcast resources available here.

A Most Ages Story of Resilience 

The story begins: 
offered by Manyang Reath Kher, a Sudanese refugee now living in the U.S., via Goats and Soda: stories of life in a changing world
Faithful Practice
Aching to engage with healing our world and not sure where to begin?  UU the Vote  offers many ways  to connect,  grounded in Unitarian Universalist values, including spiritual nourishment.  

************** Sustaining Song **************

Spirit of Life : an invocation, a prayer, a ritual, a part of the fabric of Unitarian Universalist worship for over two decades... Directed by Jen Hayman, congregants of All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington DC join voices in a virtual choir to sing Carolyn McDade's "Spirit of Life" in Spanish and in English.

Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice
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