Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Indigenous People’s Day-The Doctrine of Discovery

Many of us grew up learning that this continent was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus. The doctrine of discovery originated from papal decrees in Christian Europe in the mid-1400s to justify the pattern of domination and oppression by European monarchies. It theologically asserted the right to claim the indigenous lands, territories, and resources on behalf of Christendom, and to subjugate native peoples around the world.

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All Our Relatives

The stories and ancestral myths of indigenous people have been passed down through the generations. The elders of the community are revered as the keepers of these stories and holders of great wisdom. How does indigenous wisdom relate to our commitment to honor and protect Mother Earth? In most indigenous people’s world view, or cosmovision, everything has a spirit: mountains, rocks, wind, flowers, birds, four legged beings… everything.They are all our relatives and have a Read the rest

Beloved Community: Our Mission and Vision

Join us as we reflect on our Mission and Vision as a welcoming Congregation. How are we doing? What are we doing? How do we honor our covenant to foster respect and compassion for all people and a reverence for nature? Moving forward, how do we support one another in our search for spiritual and religious meaning and are committed to working for justice in the larger community?

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Water Ceremony

We celebrate the start of the church year with our Unitarian Universalist tradition of the water ceremony. It is a special in-gathering service to express our joy and gratitude for the gifts each of us brings to continue building the Beloved Community. Join us for a warm homecoming ceremony and if you can, please bring some water from a place that inspires you and refreshes your soul. This can be an ocean, a river, a … Read the rest

Bread and Roses, Too

Join us Sunday September 3rd at our 14th annual Labor Day Sunday Service for a celebration of the poetry and music of the Labor Movement for … Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes; hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses, too! . Come share the rhythms of poetry and song while we reflect on Labor’s struggle for time to enjoy the beauty of … Read the rest

Volunteer Sunday

Join us as we celebrate and express our gratitude to our many volunteers. Our community is blessed to have so many caring people who make possible our services, programs, and special events. Ice cream social immediately following the service! (vegan/sugar free alternatives provided)

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Flower Communion

This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Flower Communion tradition. To commemorate this anniversary, the Prague Unitarian Church has invited UU congregations around the world to join in the celebration on Sunday, June 4. Join us and bring a flower to share!

The Flower Communion was first celebrated in Prague on June 4, 1923 by Norbert Čapek, who was also the founder of the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He saw the need to unite … Read the rest

Soul Repair

In this service, you’ll hear reflections from Bob Meyerson on his 4 years in the service, a reading by Stuart Fink on the book “Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War” by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, and lastly a sermon by Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa.

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Beltane

Beltane honors Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest manifesting growth and renewal. The word ‘Beltane’ originates from the Celtic God ‘Bel’, meaning ‘the bright one’ and the Gaelic word ‘teine’ meaning fire. Join us as we celebrate the Sun’s light to nurture the emerging future harvest.

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