Whether we raise human children or not, we are all asked to mother spiritually: To provide safe, loving space for something or someone to realize their potential and come to life. And we also celebrate Flower Communion: Bring a flower to honor what you are mothering this year.
Committee on Ministry (CoM) focuses on all aspects of the congregation’s shared ministries, including professional leadership, music, social justice, religious education, pastoral care, and so on. This helps the congregation make sure that its shared ministries are serving its mission and vision.
Come reflect on what or whom you honor on Memorial Day, what this holiday means to us and what it asks of us as Americans.
Have you ever felt powerless and limited in your ability to do more? Of course, at some point in our lives we all have felt this way and unable to meet even our own requirements. Yet, what if we are faced with resisting injustice and faithless policies, what if we have declining health, are advanced in years, or have family responsibilities? We may be somewhat discouraged because such circumstances may prevent us from doing all that our heart yearns to do in the face of humanity.
How can we be encouraged?
When our government bans Muslims, goes after immigrants, normalizes violence against people of color, weakens environmental protection; threatens to defund the United Nations, we hear, “That’s not America.” Who are we and who do we dream of becoming? How do UU principles awaken us to American dreams for a future we help create?
Join us as we explore the role of our personal religious authority in our search for what is true and meaningful in our lives. How might our collective religious community encourage and support this ongoing spiritual journey? How do we then embody our values in a world thirsty for justice?
With the separation of church and state, what is the positive role for religion in public life?
What is the role for UU’ism?
As Unitarian Universalists we are called to search for our own truth and meaning. Some of us believe in God, many of us do not–and it’s not simply a yes or no question! Bring your open mind and loving heart as we explore religious naturalism, the idea of God as the web of life, and the wisdom of theologians from Bernard Loomer to Obi-Wan Kenobi.