I always had questions about religion, even as a young girl, which no one could answer and I was just told to have faith. That seemed empty, even as a child. I believe in something bigger than me because of my life experiences, but I can’t implore others to believe based on those experiences. I […]
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We ask you to share what it means, to you, too be a Unitarian Universalist.
There seems to be some fear in Unitarian Universalism, regarding the whole idea of church. I get it. I really do. A lot of us are walking wounded from the whole church thing, even those of us who grew up within the faith. There’s some association between the idea of hymns and sermons and prayers […]
This is the first post shared here by Rev. Gina Purcell. This is our first direct contribution by anyone with an ordination, and it seems fitting that it is not an ordination from the UUA. She shares her story of how her choice to fellowship with UUs has been tested, and why it matters that […]
For the past four years, along with my erstwhile co-teacher Meara Christopher and for two of those years, our Youth Programs Coordinator Libby McDonald, I have taught the Coming of Age class. This is a school semester-long course designed to serve like Confirmation in the Catholic Church, or a Bat/Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish faith. Each year […]
The quoted text below comes from Erika Hewitt, a UU in Maine that is working on what she describes as “A Very Large Project for Unitarian Universalism”. It can be found on her Facebook page for public consumption, and she invites people to share freely. I would like to share my initial reactions with the […]
This weekend, most Christians and many UUs will celebrate Easter, or the story of the resurrection of the prophet Joshua of Nazareth. This is the central event in most Christian traditions, marking the triumph of love and life over death, ignorance, and fear. Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we […]