Unitarian Universalism has evolved over the decades, and each generation has put their unique mark on it. Building on the work of General Assembly last summer, we'll speak of a Unitarian Universalism of possibility, a faith we are still building.
Joy comes with the morning, the psalmist writes, but only after sorrow endures for the night. We all go through seasons when it feels like the morning will never come. The humanism central to our faith holds important lessons for those times.
Join us as we welcome new members into our church this Sunday. "What they dreamed be ours to do" goes one of our hymns. What do we make of the legacies of Unitarians and Universalists for whom we are more nightmare than dream? What are the dreams we will leave for future generations?
The theologian Richard Rohr reminds us that the message of Hebrew scripture is clear that what we are called to do is 'love the widow and orphan', yet 'we [keep] loving church services instead of reality.' How do we lower the walls of sanctuary, to ensure that what we talk about here is not disconnected from the rest of the world?
"You who are broken-hearted, who woke today with the winds of despair whistling through your mind, come in;" Rev. Kathleen McTigue writes, "..."This place is sanctuary, and it is for you." This week we will look at the role of Unitarian Universalist congregations that have been and continue to be places of sanctuary and safety.