Topic: Our Unitarian Community

Embracing the Future

Our pledge drive kick-off lifts up and celebrates the vision of our congregation and its future. More than ever, the importance of a self-defining, self-governing and self-financing congregation strikes me as both visionary and essential for sustaining the deeper meaning and purpose of our community and our faith.

The Chalice Choir and Michael & Eleanore Dunn will perform.

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Religious Naturalism

While sharing core values, Unitarians, worldwide, are noted for theological diversity that ranges from pagan spirituality to secular humanism. We’ll be looking at a rich source drawn from our theological diversity, called “religious naturalism.”

While viewing that the natural world is all we have reason to believe exists, religious naturalism is deeply attuned to a sense of reverence in response to the beauty and scope of the natural world.

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Creativity A First Sunday, all-congregation worship service.

Claiming not to have all the answers to life’s question means Unitarians have tended to value creativity in our theology, congregational life, and in our homes, work and personal lives. Thinking, wondering, imagination, fluidity, and awe are hallmarks of creativity and our Unitarian way.

Let’s celebrate how it adds value to our play, problem solving and justice making (to name a few).

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Sources of Religious Insight

Unitarians are blessed and challenged, to an unusual degree in the religious world, with a full-spectrum of sources that enliven, inform and provoke our personal faith and our religious communities.

We’ll look again at these and some, perhaps, unexpected places for insight into our religious quest and being in the world.

The Chalice Choir sings

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2019-02-17-Sources_of_Religious_Insight.mp3

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2019-02-17 Sources Of Religious Insight (76.1 KiB)

Perseverance, and all-congregation worship service

“To continue steadfastly at something…”. That is what we’ll be exploring during this all-congregation, First Sunday worship service. In a time full of distractions, in cultures that pump out fads, fashions and makeovers, is there a place and value in our lives for persisting in a role, in striving with determination to attain a goal?

Progressive communities may be adept at “changing with the times.” When do we say that persevering is and can be of worth?

Patrick Dubois, music

The Chalice Choir sings

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What We Wish People Knew About Unitarianism

On this “bring a friend Sunday,” we’ll take a look at what it is that draws and keeps us committed to our faith tradition. There’s got to be things about being Unitarians we value, and wish other people knew.
Let’s count the ways and see if who and what we are makes sense and what it is we wish people knew about the religion we hold dear.
Music: Featuring music written by our own Joyce Poley

The Chalice Choir sings

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Hearts Full of Love: A Nativity Story

This playful and interactive Christmas pageant tells the Nativity story in a way that plays on our Unitarian Universalist principles. From the mystery and wonder of a super nova to the magical feeling of joy inspired by a heart full of love.
Our play this year is by Norman Allen, playwright and UU Minister.

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