“This Is No Time for a Casual Faith”

The words of this title were used by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in Spring 2018 when she announced her participation in the Poor People’s Campaign and made an appeal for other UUs to become involved. Our deepest moral and spiritual values are challenged by … read more.

Lessons Learned from the TJ Ball

Our member, retired minister Barbro Hansson, looks back to the 1993 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a ball was planned at which people were invited to dress in costumes representing the time of Thomas Jefferson. Black Unitarian Universalists … read more.

Celebration and Harmony

This is the seventh in a series of eight sermons on the sources of our living tradition enumerated in the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The final source is: “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us … read more.

Flower Service

Each year on Easter Sunday according to the Western Christian calendar, we have our annual service sometimes called a Flower Celebration or Flower Communion, in which people bring flowers from their yards or that they have bought to share in a service of belonging and … read more.

Justice Sunday

Come join our service that will look at ways to increase justice for (im)migrants in a time when xenophobia and border fears are prevalent and made worse by several of our politicians.

Courage, Courage and Faith

Courage is a word with many connotations, from the battlefield, to facing health challenges and injury, to being truthful regardless of consequences. It is a common concept, but often not very well understood.

Confronting Liberal Anti-Semitism

We know that fascists, neo-nazis, and the KKK hold their hatred of Jews as central to their project of making a society devoid of diversity. But people on the left, people whose values we like to think of as like ours, often also harbor a … read more.

What is the opposite of belief?

Belief has a linguistic opposite in the word “disbelief.” But is that really its logical opposite? While arguments from etymology can never tell us what should be, it is telling that the word “belief” did not originally concern it with whether one held an assertion … read more.

The Future of the Sources

At first this sounds strange. What is the future of the past? But the statement of the sources of our living tradition is a document subject to revision and rethinking over time. In this last sermon of eight on the sources of our tradition, we’ll … read more.

Belonging and the Democratic Process

This service will be somewhat shorter than usual to accommodate the Annual Meeting at which Members will receive reports from congregational leaders, ask questions, share opinions, and vote on incoming Board members, the budget for the coming fiscal year, and other issues that may have … read more.

The Empowerment Controversy, 50 years later

In the late 1960s, while racism and the battle against it roiled in American society, it also roiled in Unitarian Universalism. It threatened to the ship of this then fledgling association of religious congregations. If you were not a Unitarian Universalist in those years, you … read more.