What is FaithRocket?
FaithRocket is a theme-based ministry resource available to UU congregations. It has been developed by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (the UUA’s largest congregation which functions as an online fellowship composed mostly of persons who are not within driving distance of a traditional UU congregation) and Launchpad (a multi-site and church-planting ministry promoting innovative ways to create, grow, and develop new UU congregations).
FaithRocket provides congregations with a wide range of materials to take ministry beyond the traditional Sunday morning service. While it does include worship materials based on a monthly theme, it also includes resources for small groups, for religious education, and for social media. Social media resources include quote memes, podcasts and YouTube videos, and thoughtful essays by notable UUs.
For those of our members and friends who use Facebook, watch for FaithRocket materials on High Street Church’s group page. If you’re not yet a member on our group page, got to https://bit.ly/2KnLHm3 to request to be added as a member.
The FaithRocket theme for October is SACRIFICE.
Resources for the Week of October 7 – 12
A FaithRocket Quote for Monday:
A FaithRocket Reflection for Tuesday:
A FaithRocket Podcast for Wednesday:
“American Sacrifice” by Karen Louise Hutt
A FaithRocket Videocast for Thursday:
“In Praise of Sacrifice” by Lynn Ungar
A FaithRocket Quote for Friday:
A FaithRocket Essay for Saturday:
Rev. Lynn Ungar
Give up pretending.
Everything, you know,
everything, sooner or later
gets eaten. Little fish,
big fish, no difference—
the world’s mouth
is on you. Outside the personal,
it even has a certain glory.
When the mouse, in its last
short dash to the grain,
feels the great rush of wings,
in the flash before
the crushing beak descends,
it is finally, luminously, airborne.
In the broad, voiceless,
hours of the night
you have always known
the red beak of
awaits you. The choice,
very simply, is this:
What will you give
your own beloved
bones and blood to feed?