Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Our Vision & Mission: Building the Beloved Community

The congregation’s vision, mission, and covenant process captures the people’s sense of who they are and who they want to be as a religious community. It is the clearest articulation of why the people think the congregation should exist, and the results can help the congregation in all areas of its decision making. What should our priorities be? How should we spend our money? How should we treat one another in committee meetings, social gatherings, Read the rest

What We Believe: Diversity in Theology

Unitarian Universalism is predominantly a faith of “come-inners,” those who joined the church as adults, with a minority of “born-inners,” those who were born or grew up as UUs. We may come from the faith tradition of our childhood, or we may come from no faith tradition at all. Most of us have in common, however, the experience of being raised in a tradition other than Unitarian Universalism. Stories abound of UU congregants saying, “I Read the rest

Who We Are: Our Liberal Faith Tradition

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. Both religions have long histories and have contributed important theological concepts that remain central to Unitarian Universalism. Since the merger of the two denominations in 1961, Unitarian Universalism has nurtured its Unitarian and Universalist heritages to provide a strong voice for social justice and liberal religion.

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Coming Home Like Rivers to the Sea

Join us as we gather for our annual water ceremony to welcome another year together and recommit ourselves to our shared spiritual journeys and ministries. The Water Ceremony ritual was created in 1980 by two Unitarian Universalist women—Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview. They considered water as more than simply a metaphor; That water is elemental and primary, calling forth feelings of awe and reverence. Today, this ritual speaks to our connectedness to one another, … Read the rest

Remembering Pete Seeger

We pay homage to the late Pete Seeger, Folk legend, Singer, Instrumentalist with too many to list, and Unitarian Universalist. Pete would have been 100 this year. His music and his steadfast adherence to his principles helped change history. We honor him with some of the songs he composed and sung. The world is not yet perfect…but it is far better than had Peter Seeger not existed in it.

 

 

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Celebrating All Families

Mother’s Day can be an opportunity for recognizing the diversity of family structures. Some children have a mother and a father, others may have two moms, two dads, a single mom or dad, grandparents raising them, divorced parents or a whole range of other family configurations.  Inclusive celebrations can serve as an important learning experience by providing opportunities to discuss and acknowledge the many kinds of families in our communities.

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