Today we will celebrate our Flower Communion, welcome our New Members and express gratitude for our Religious Education volunteers. All of these celebrations reflect our Principles and Sources and strengthen our Community. Please join us for this service of welcoming and gratitude and sharing in this beloved Unitarian Universalist congregation.
Rev. Cyndi Simpson
Our colleagues and lay leaders of color within Unitarian Universalism have asked for congregations to participate in a White Supremacy Teach-In – meaning that we are to address the white supremacy in our UUA. This is a gift of love to us from our siblings of color – let us welcome it!
Through our shared Developmental Ministry, one of the best outcomes we can give ourselves here is a heaping helping of meaning. Why does meaning matter and how do we seek, find and create meaning here in our religious community?
Is being part of the New Sanctuary Movement something right for us? What is Sanctuary, why does it matter and how do we do it? We will worship together as part of our discernment around Sanctuary.
This evening begins Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. We have always said that we must never forget this huge tragedy of human suffering. Why is remembering HaShoah so important, especially now?
What was Jesus up to that last week in Jerusalem before his death? Perhaps not what you were taught long ago! Perhaps he was – Occupying Jerusalem. Come hear an understanding of a central Christian story that can be both healing and affirming for Unitarian Universalists.
For the first one thousand years of Christianity, the crucifix was unknown in Christian art and imagery! How could this be? What was at the heart of the Christian faith, as symbolized in their sacred spaces, is vital for all of us in the 21st century.
The Holy Fool appears in many religions and cultures. Who is the Holy Fool and what might we learn from this character, especially during hard times?
When we say we ‘belong’ here, what does that mean? How is being a member here different from being a member of other organizations or a member of our families? The difference matters greatly for the future of this beloved religious community!
We are on the path for a new way forward here at 2U and in our nation! Our religious community is loved and needed more than ever within and beyond our walls. How do we marshal our time, talent and treasure to go forward? Hint: it’s all about love.