In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s tireless commitment to the ongoing realization of social justice, how can we as smaller congregations—with limited members and limited resources—find ways to honor Dr. King’s memory by imagining ways that we can recommit ourselves to the … read more.
Speaker: Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal
In all of the crazy chaos of the holiday season, many people forget that after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, there is a season that is observed in the Christian calendar called Advent–whose name comes from the Latin word for “coming.” Join Matt Pargeter-Villarreal for a discussion … read more.
The topic of salvation is a theme that is discussed in many different faith traditions. We as Unitarian Universalists ascribe to a belief in “universal salvation.” But just what exactly does that mean? And, more importantly, what does that mean for how we view and … read more.
We, as a society, have become accustomed to defining how far a person as come on their journey through life by the measure of the successes they have achieved. But as much as we may not like to admit it our failures also have a … read more.
Many of our siblings in the Jewish tradition celebrate Hanukkah during this week of December; a holiday about kindling a small flame that lasts in spite of insurmountable odds and continues to shine out for those who are in need of hope. For many of … read more.
As we look towards the start of a new year, we are undoubtedly looking further ahead to what the future may have in store. But, we cannot forget that what we cultivate in the here and now from the legacies that we build has much … read more.
The second line of our Affirmation Statement is another statement that could serve as a motto for our congregations—and its words are one of the things that we are known for to other churches. But it is also a statement that comes with its own host of questions: is it the quest for truth, or the quest of truth? What does it mean that this is our “sacrament”? … read more.
For those in the LGBTQIA + community, Pride Fest celebrations—held in many communities in September and October—are about emergence; taking the bold step to live openly and publicly as who they are. For many of us, life after the pandemic is learning to emerge in … read more.