Justice Sunday

Each year, we follow the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in a justice service focused on a shared concern in the wider world. We will announce the topic of this year’s focus when materials are available from the UUSC.

Justice, Equity, Compassion

Certainly since Martin Luther King, Jr. called Unitarian Universalists to Selma and two of our people were martyred there, these guideposts have been central to the UU spirit. In this seventh of eight sermons on UU principles, we will consider what we’ve signed on to … read more.

Our Universalist Heritage: Olympia Brown

Olympia Brown (1835-1926) was an American suffragist and was the first woman of any American denomination to graduate from a theological school and receive full ordination (in 1863) and a call to full-time ordained ministry. She pastored churches at Weymouth, Massachusetts; Bridgeport, Connecticut; and in Racine, Wisconsin. In this … read more.

Bridging and Coming of Age

In this Religious Education-focused service, those graduating high school will go through the bridging ceremony and youth who have completed the coming-of-age class will share their learning with the congregation.

Torah Portion – Naso

Rev. Paul will preach on this Friday at Temple House of Israel in Staunton as part of a pulpit exchange with Rabbi Joe Blair. Both will preach this weekend on a topic from the Torah portion Naso (Numbers 4:21–7:89). What can this confusing and archaic … read more.

Torah Portion – Naso

Rabbi Joe Blair will preach at UUFW in pulpit exchange with Rev. Paul. Both will preach this weekend on a topic from the Torah portion Naso (Numbers 4:21–7:89). What can this confusing and archaic portion offer 21st-century people, some of whom are conflicted or doubtful … read more.

Inherent Worth and Dignity

This is the eighth and final sermon in our series on Unitarian Universalist principles. First in the list, it seems to challenge the seventh in the list and set up the individualism as the prime value of Unitarian Universalism. What is it really about? And … read more.

The Meaning of Membership

On this day of the Annual Meeting of our Fellowship, we count the quorum. How many members are present? Do we have enough to vote on the issues before us this year? Other than voting, though, what is being a member all about?

LGBTQ Pride Service

Why do we celebrate Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer Pride? We’ve got marriage equality now throughout the US. So why do we, an LGBTQ+ Welcoming Congregation, still need to say anything about it? Why do we need to make our commitments of support and welcome explicit? Details TBA.