Seventy years ago this year, a small group of people gathered for the first time. They had answered an advertisement in the newspaper (remember those?). Spiritual seekers, churchgoers of a different design, soon to discover that they might be Unitarians, and later, Unitarian Universalists. They … read more.
Gratitude is an ordinary word. We all know what it means when we hear it, we all can use it in a sentence. But what underlies gratitude? What needs to be there for gratitude to exist? How much of that comes from the the outside … read more.
Today, we honor those among us and those in our larger community who served in one of the United States’ many wars.
Some people think that if you strip away all the religious and theological dogma from a church, what do you have left to hold people together? What you have left is how you ARE together. If it is the journey and not the destination that … read more.
Today, we honor that time of the year when the veil between the deceased and the living is at its most thin. Today, we honor those in our family lines who were not perfect maybe even so imperfect as to invoke a desire to allow … read more.
The perfect balance. The perfect balance of cause and effect. The perfect balance of intellectual and physical. The perfect balance of fast and slow. Ok. So, I’m a fan. But that doesn’t make me wrong.
Here at 1stUUPB, some of us are big doers. Some are big thinkers. If our thinking is divorced from our doing, we can end up spinning our spiritual hamster wheels and burning out our volunteers.
“Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” The golden rule…long a staple in many UU religious and theological cupboards. I hate to ruin it for you, but it needs to go.
Everyone sins against themselves or members of their community or loved ones – to err is to be human. Judaism asks us to come back into at-one-ness with all that is. You can strengthen yourself, your relationships, your communities by bringing yourself back into their … read more.
Our Congregation has a long history with the PEACE organization. Come learn about how, together, we are changing the world, one county at a time.