Our Soul Matters theme for April is “Becoming.” An interesting word. It suggests a transformation is occurring, a change is in the works. Inherent in that meaning is the idea that we have left a starting point and, while we may not be sure of … read more.
Speaker: Jerry Lazzaro
Appeals to seek common ground and work toward greater unity in our nation and in our world seem at times just wishful thinking, not just in the realm of politics and government but in religious belief and practice as well. Perhaps the last best hope … read more.
Observance of Twelfth Night, like observance of Winter Solstice, pre-dates the Christian Era by thousands of years. Both observances were appropriated by and integrated into Christian belief and practice. In the Christian tradition, Twelfth Night marks the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, a … read more.
Continuing in our Thanksgiving weekend tradition of extolling the spiritual practice of gratitude, this year we’ll extend special thanks to people who’ve been a healing presence in our lives. Members and friends of our faith community are invited to submit the name of a person … read more.
The brutal murder of George Floyd triggered not only a massive outcry for an end to police brutality, but also a worldwide call to address systemic racism and the countless injustices it spawns. It also re-animated the campaign in the U.S. to remove from public … read more.
“You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” This provocative quote, widely misattributed to the great Greek philosopher, Plato, can lead us this Father’s Day to think about what we learned about or from a father … read more.
Join us for a lively, uplifting tribute to Unitarian Universalist troubadours—singer/songwriters who help make the essence of our liberal religious faith more accessible to all and who call us to greater heights of spiritual awakening, compassion and social action. Expect reflection on how and why … read more.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, an observance that Earth Day Network hopes will be an “historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery … read more.
We Unitarian Universalists should be gratified and motivated by our heritage of leadership in social, economic, cultural and political reform. Speaking truth to power and challenging inequality and injustice is in our DNA, a core feature of our liberal religious faith and spiritual practice. This essential feature of our identity manifested itself widely and deeply in the struggle for universal suffrage, a struggle culminating in the passage in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that accorded women in the United States the right to vote. On this first Sunday of Women’s History Month, in this the centennial year of the Amendment’s ratification, we’ll honor some prominent UU women leaders of the Suffrage Movement, among them Mary Wollstonecraft, Judith Sargent, Margaret Fuller, Lucy Stone, Mary Livermore, Julia Ward Howe, and Rev. Olympia Brown. Their work on behalf of human rights in general, and women’s rights in particular, was firmly grounded in a faith which held, as its highest ideal, the liberation of the human spirit from narrow thought, lifeless creed, and social codes that fail to serve human needs, including the deeply experienced need for self-determination and spiritual fulfillment.
We Unitarian Universalists can be uncomfortable with traditional religious terminology. We often have difficulty, sometimes even resist, integrating language central to those traditions into our own belief system and spiritual practice. “Oh,” we say, shaking our heads, “that language come with so much baggage!” One … read more.