What does it mean to be part of an intentional faith development community -- to have agency in your learning? How do we inspire exploration? Our congregation has the answers: the kids! Come hear how we as a whole community Grow UU Identity, Equip Our Kids, and step into our roles as religious educators for one another.
Why am I a Unitarian Universalist, and how does that identity shape my life? What does it mean to live into a faith that is founded on covenantal relationship and commitment to community? How do I create new possibility? As we open these deep questions, all answers are questioned and explored.
As the northern hemisphere turns the corner into spring, all are invited to bring a flower to share for Flower Communion. Growing our garden of community, we consider the commitment to covenantal relationship, and all the ways our covenant shapes the hopes, dreams, choices and actions of our lives.
In February, I attended a dance workshop, “Shake Your Booty for Salvation.” People close to Dr. Martin Luther King say that they were always singing and dancing. Did that full body dive into joy recharge their important work? Have you sometimes lapsed into exhaustion in trying to bring more justice to this world? How would our movement transform if we loosened up, jumped in and danced?
Together we create beloved community, founded upon the connections we share, the covenants to which we commit, and all the ways we lead and participate to co-create more than any one of us can achieve alone. As we dedicate children into this faith community, we consider anew the meanings of mission, love and connection.
How do we live out our covenant of commitment to ourselves as members of the UUCP community and congregation, and respect the shared ministry of each congregant, staff member and minister? We commit to each other to see differences as opportunities for growth, and to assert our own individual position with directness and with humility.
“The truth is this: If there is no justice, there will be no peace…If we cannot bring justice into the small circle of our own individual lives, we cannot hope to bring justice to the world.” How might we build relationships that bring justice to our localities and our state?
Each year, Unitarian Universalists gather at “GA” to connect, to learn, and to engage in the democratic processes that govern our faith movement. We will hear from those who have attended GA in recent years, and learn how everyone can be part of the adventure!
The late 1960’s, when Dr. Martin Luther King was at his most influential, was a turbulent, polarized period in the U.S., and the 2020’s are likely to be even more so. In this service, we’ll consider how Dr. King's prophetic words and deeds can continue to guide us.
William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century. Channing said, “No preaching, I believe, is so intelligible, as that which is true to human nature, and helps men (and women) to read their own spirits.”
Throughout the world, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) works with local partners to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We are all part of this historic justice work, foundational to our UU presence in the world.
At this sacred time, we honor our connection with the spirit world, celebrating the rich heritage, the legacy and gifts of our ancestors. All are welcome in this multigenerational service to bring a photo or memento of a beloved who has died to place upon the ceremonial altar.
The “original sin” of racism is our heritage in America, deeply woven into even our Unitarian and Universalist faith and theology .How can we change our trajectory to individually and collectively repent the sin of racism? Let us re-imagine our ever-evolving faith to build the world we dream about.
Living into our vision to be radically inclusive, we learn to use our language and structures in ways that respect people of all identities and abilities. Let us embark with courage and openness on the learning path as we become truly welcoming to all.
Transitions raise many questions about how we live into our potential, learning to respond to changing times. This is especially true as this congregation articulates your dreams for the future ministry here. What does it mean to be on the cusp of change, living a liberal faith responsive to our time?
Asking for what you need is the beauty of community. Needing one another is the beauty of community. Bringing your gifts is the beauty of community. Sharing your weaknesses is the beauty of community. Anthony shares his spiritual journey and addresses the question: Who is that new dude in the pulpit
Water is universal, eternal, ever-changing. Each year we celebrate a new program year with the ritual of Water Communion. Flowing in continuity and change, returning to familiar spaces, we welcome the new into our lives. Bring water to share from home or summer travels, or use water we provide here.
When life throws us nasty curve balls it can feel like things are falling apart. That curve ball, calamity, or loss changes our lives. The mosaic of our lives is altered. The spiritual work is to access personal, communal and transcendent resources, reshaping that altered mosaic to once again reflect balance, joy and hope.