Join us in exploring the three faces – or facets – of Labor Day: Labor Day Democratic History and Unitarian Universalism Democracy – Labor and MultiCulturalism – Labor Passion and Play (Recreation).
Have you noticed that the UU principles sound like values that make democracy possible? How do we practice democracy as a spiritual practice? In this time of political upheaval, what’s the role and responsibility of organized religion, congregations and citizens to serve our larger community? How can we help?
The first habit of the heart for democracy recognizes that we’re all in this – struggle, creation, dance – together. When are you or have you been all in? What helps us get there?
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A video sermon “In All Thy Getting, Get Understanding” presented at General Assembly 2016 helps us to see how congregations can work together to understand unity and collaboration Join us as we share the readings and listening to this inspiring video sermon.
The Water Communion, also sometimes called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service in the 1980s. Many UU congregations now hold a Water Communion once a year.
Members bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. During the appointed time in the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources. It is often then blessed by the congregation, and sometimes is later boiled and used as the congregation’s “holy water” in child dedication ceremonies and similar events.