How may we practice “the fragile art of hospitality” even as we “hold the whole world in our hands”? (Quoted From William Shultz, past president UUA, past director Amnesty International, current director UUSC.)… more
During my message on May 6th I said, “If you think that we are just the progressive alternative to orthodox religion; you are missing something. We are not merely the opposition, we are a whole different paradigm.” This morning I will unpack that statement and examine other misconceptions about Unitarian Universalism.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to exercise our agency by promoting the ideals embodied in our fifth principle. We uphold the right of conscience and the democratic process by being full participants in the governance of this church –congregational polity. On this Sunday of our annual meeting let’s begin a discussion about the balance inherit in congregational polity.
Memorial Day weekend calls us into memory, inviting us to honor the place beloveds occupied in the stream of life and helping us to know whose we have been, who we are in the stream of life and who we might yet be.… more
The Power of Story: Your Spiritual Practice and Personal Myth. Chris Garcia is co-chair of Adult Religious Education in our sister congregation in Augusta and most recently transformed for us the children’s story “Ferdinand the Bull” in the spirit of Unitarian Universalist mysticism. Chris is an award-winning author and playwright who is a beloved presence in our AUUC… more
One of life’s great quests is to find places we can come together as friends, companions, parents and children, sisters and brothers; in all our relationships. How can we make profound connections? Often, we look around and only see ways in which we are different. This Mother’s Day, let’s look at our common need for connection, nurture and love.… more
Life begins when you get back up. This is a big day for the congregation, a new start. Not only will we elect an interim president, we will explore a new system for programs and governance at the Committee on Shared Ministry picnic. This message will be informed by transcendent ideas inherent in starting over and rebuilding. I hope you join us.… more
Retired Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Nina Gray will join us for a special guest message.
On Earth Day morning join us for a worship service that will invite you to sing, to celebrate the wondrous gifts of our planet and to move into shared spaces. Come together this morning to seek connection in concern for our natural resources, to seek connection in an intentional community of people “who may not think alike, but who are striving to love alike.”… more
LaRahna and Renee will explore our shifting times based on the work of author Joel Barker as explained in Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. They will explore the concepts of Shifters, Pioneers and Settlers. How does understanding these concepts help us to understand ourselves during these shifting times? This past July, Renee invited the congregation to join … more