Topic: Community

A Dialogue on Beloved Community

Some communities, especially religious ones, have central narratives, precepts or doctrines that hold people together, “ties that bind” as the old hymn goes. As Unitarian Universalists, who embrace a plurality of beliefs and hold no singular creed, what holds us together in shared community? Join … read more.

Side with Love (UUA service for all)

What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, … read more.

Split Seconds

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. He had a vision of what beloved community would look like. He used his imagination to invite us into a larger space of possibility. But can we really do that all at once? What can I do now?

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Open Doors

Every year the winner of the “Sermon of your choice” gets to select the topic for a service. “Open Doors” is built on a story from Judy Kleen. It was a moment when Judy made a difficult decision that turned out to be life-giving. Sometimes, … read more.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. Our Kwanzaa celebration will be guided by and include Black First UUers.

Online Services are Sunday … read more.

A Time for Healing

2020 has been hard in a lot of ways, but now, as we come out of a very long election season, we have numbers that show us how divided was are as a country.  What do our UU values tell us about staying in relation … read more.

Re-Imagining Tradition

When you are in the midst of something, you can’t always see beyond. This year for many of us, Thanksgiving will be shared in smaller groups, fewer friends and family gathered, and maybe eating turkey by yourself.  So how do we re-imagine the Thanksgiving tradition … read more.

Holy Anxieties!

Now that it is mostly over…a bitter election process that never seemed to get here…or end. How do we even think about healing when our shoulders are still tensed up to our ears? Can I open my eyes yet? In these tender times, how do … read more.