Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Souls Day, and Samhain show the desire to commune with the beloved dead is universal in all human cultures, yet it is expressed in beliefs and traditions as diverse as the societies which practice them. We’ll consider the way … read more.
As Halloween and the Fellowship’s Halloween Festival approach they offer people an opportunity to consider the role of imagination in human life. Often we get trapped in a narrow, materialistic mindset. Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling points out that it’s pretty easy to become a … read more.
Traditional cultures have always known that group singing has a power unlike any other to bind people together. There is an ancient African concept called ubuntu, which speaks of our interconnectedness and interdependence. It means “I am because we are.” Nowhere is this more evident … read more.
The Unitarian Universalist way in religion offers a great deal of freedom. Guided by its seven principles, Unitarian Universalism allows for many different approaches, but if it is to be useful in people’s lives it demands something. It demands mindfulness, compassion and a serious engagement … read more.
Unitarian Universalism in the United States is relatively young as religions go. Both Unitarians and Universalists got their start in this country in the early 1800s, and since their associations joined together in 1961 their approach has continued to evolve.
The point of Unitarian Universalism today … read more.
Unitarian Universalists put a lot of value in raising and empowering youth in the context of our principles. The teens and young adults who were brought up in this faith are strong, creative and spiritual people. They are also next in line to be (or … read more.
For Jews, the new year begins in the fall. This works well for many of us in the Northern hemisphere because, after summer activities, many of our schedules – including the schedules of religious communities – return to “normal” in September. In the Jewish tradition … read more.
We invite you to participate in our annual Gathering of the Waters service where individuals and families fill our community well with their personal offerings – and this year especially with drops of gratitude and hope. Feel free to bring water that is personally significant … read more.
Everyone works. Some people get paid. The problem is that many people who do not get paid are then discounted, scorned and left without resources. The first principle of Unitarian Universalism calls us to honor the worth and dignity of every person. As a society … read more.
Every wisdom teacher speaks to their students in the language and context of their lives. They use metaphors and stories to point to what cannot, by nature, be described. Jesus of Nazareth spoke Aramaic to the people of Judea. He lived his life as an … read more.