You're Uni-What?

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalism is one of America’s best kept secrets.  Even those who have heard of us don’t know much about our religion.  After a light hearted look at some of the common images and stereotypes people have of UUism, we’ll explore the “elevator speech” to discover ways we can tell people about our faith and invite them to join us.

Sunda…

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e-nUUs - September 19, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

Rev. Steven’s scheduleBoard NewsSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMYou’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23Beyond Diversity: Rethinking Race and Our Congregations – Sunday, September 30News from the RE Wire RE Teacher Meet & Greet – Sunday, Septembe…

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Wake Now, Our Vision

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman
and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

Humankind once believed that the equator defined the end of
the world.  Once this myth was proven
untrue as navigators sailed beyond the equator, human progress occurred at an
astonishing rate.  What is possible when
we challenge our myths as human beings and a congregation and invite our vision
to awaken and guide toward who we can be? 
As part…

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e-nUUs - September 12, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMNow Wake, Our Vision – Sunday, September 16You’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23Beyond Diversity: Rethinking Race and Our Congregations – Sunday, September 30News from the RE Wire RE Teacher Meet & Greet – Sunda…

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Many Streams Make One River

Ingathering Sunday, September 9, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Colleen Thoele with Worship
Associate Elaine Bowen 

As many
streams come together to make a river, we come together to make a
community.  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and
stories to share, this festive multi-generational service of water communion
and ingathering invites us to once again blend our lives together and renew our
connections wi…

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e-nUUs - September 5, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMMany Streams Make One River – Sunday, September 9 (Ingathering Sunday)Now Wake, Our Vision – Sunday, September 16You’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23News from the RE WireComing of Age for High School YouthRE regi…

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An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Sunday, September 2, 2018 

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Step by step, the longest march can be won, and by union what we will can be accomplished still. Beyond the workplace, the message of collective labor calls us to join together, all of us, to accomplish what we will. From the Wobblies to the Welcoming Congregation, we are called to come together, for we are stronger, better together.

Sunday s…

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e-nUUs - August 29, 2018

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Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMAn Injury to One is an Injury to All – Sunday, September 2Many Streams Make One River – Sunday, September 9 (Ingathering Sunday)News from the RE WireWrapping Up Summer RERE registration for 2018-2019 is underwayOur …

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A House of Memory and Hope

Sunday, August 26, 2018           

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

On August 23, 1868, our church building was dedicated in the spirit of the Universalist message of love and to unite the community in justice, peace and compassion.  As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building, tell stories from our history, and look to the promise of the future we begin together, we will reflect on what it means to be as, Rev. Kathleen McTigue s…

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e-nUUs - August 22, 2018

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Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMA House of Memory and Hope – Sunday, August 26News from the RE WireSummer RERE registration for 2018-2019 has begunRE Families summer picnic – August 25Directory PhotosPlant-based (vegan) Potluck Dinner – September …

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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