Fifty days after Passover and the death of Jesus, the Holy Spirit rushed through the apostles, giving them the gift of languages, but much more: the divine spark that necessitates action. For rational thinkers and science lovers, such a tempestuous wind, such “tongues, as of … read more.
Speaker: Pastor Kristen Cervantes
Better known as “Pastor Kris”, Kris Cervantes has served as UUWaco’s minister since September 2014. She is a lifelong UU and native Texan. She also serves the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco, Texas. She received her MDiv (with honors) and a certificate in Sexual and Gender Justice Studies from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. She serves on the board of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference and the Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood of Central Texas. Kris lives in a little brick house with her husband Robert, son Gabriel (17), and a variety of four-legged family members, as well as lots of books (and dog hair)! Her older son Jack (19) studies print-making and fine arts at UNT. In her spare time, Kris reads (everything), paints, sings, talks to her garden, and drinks far too much coffee with friends.
Join us as we celebrate the Flower Communion, an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. What a perfect pairing with Mother’s Day!
Start with the understanding that hope is absurd. Need help with that? Look around! Okay, now that you agree: We start with the understanding that hope is absurd. Then it’s time for the next step: practicing hope until we get it right.
Psychologist and author David Kessler studied with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, original proposer of the five-stage grief process (commonly understood as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). Kessler proposes a sixth stage of our grief process, finding meaning. Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for an Easter conversation with … read more.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode an ass into Jerusalem. It was an act of showmanship, chutzpah, and protest. Join Pastor Kris in conversation with Jesus and a Washington DC bicyclist, who led a parade of angry, blaring truckers on a 4-mph crawl through his neighborhood—also … read more.
Two unexpected airplane conversations lead to reflections on mothering through trauma; considering the ancient mother Mary leads to reflections on surviving traumatic mothering.