A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.
Any place where waters meet is known as a confluence. A confluence is also a metaphor for coming together as a congregation, bringing the gifts of our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams in order to move forward together. As we return from our summer adventures, we will celebrate our confluence with a virtual water sharing service that will offer a ritual of healing, and opportunities for remembering, celebration, and being a community.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.
Our UUA Statement of Principles says: “The living tradition we share draws from many sources. Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.” In this second part of our two-part series on the Sources, we will explore through readings and music the third, fourth and fifth Sources as we continue to learn about our rich and diverse theological heritage and how it helps shape our spiritual lives.
A virtual service led by Melissa Jeter and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.
Who are Unitarian Universalists? We bring ourselves to this faith with many different experiences. So, we interpret Unitarian Universalism through a variety of lenses. The symbols we use, the stories we tell, the information we gather from various sources, and the narratives about our faith ancestors as well as theologians convey meanings about our identity and community. In this sermon, seminarian Melissa Jeter will use symbols, stories, as well as narratives about faith ancestors and ideas from current theologians to re-member identity and community in Unitarian Universalism.
In 1985, five sources of spiritual wisdom were added to the Principles to preserve the religious heritage of both the Unitarians and the Universalists and to acknowledge the diverse theologies that inform our religious pluralism. A sixth source was added in 1995. In this first part of a two-part series, we will explore through readings and music the first, second and sixth Sources to help us understand our rich theological heritage and how it informs our faith and our spiritual lives.