Do you ever wonder whether what we do as a religious community really matters? I believe it does, but then if it weren’t for Unitarian Universalism, my story would be radically different.
Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange
One of the great perks of being white in America is the capacity to forget how whiteness caused black suffering. Denial and distortion of facts is nothing new; but, the past is always present when it comes to race.
As twilight descends and night settles in, fill your hearts and minds with candles and carols and
People really can “alter earth’s axis toward love.” Memories of a very special aunt and holidays resplendent with light.
As we approach winter, come join the Emerson Choir and Intergenerational Orchestra as in their performance of “The Longest Nights” by Timothy Takach. The music and texts observe winter as a descent as we approach the new year. In the words of the composer “We dig deep, we nestle ourselves in…we have to endure, we have to stay strong through the turning of the year. Hibernation and metamorphosis come to mind… Will we be the same person on the other side? Or do we grow? Do we change?”
Two separate passages from the work of Annie Dillard – together with what might be thought an unlikely source – have got me to thinking about the meaning of “thanks-giving.” The unlikely source? Well, come find out!
Unitarian Universalists have for decades professed a vision of an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural society. And yet many Unitarian Universalists of color do not really feel welcome in our congregations. Why is that? What does it mean that white folks have the luxury of being “visitors … read more.
What do Unitarian Universalists think about the afterlife? Do we believe in one – and, if so, what would it be like? This being the day of our annual UNICEF Halloween carnival, everyone is invited to wear a costume to church. And – bonus – Emerson’s Intergenerational Orchestra will play!
No, not the benign, albeit mischievous, imaginary rabbit in the film classic starring Jimmy Stewart, but the extremely destructive Gulf hurricane we experienced just weeks ago. Some lessons are obvious; some others, maybe less so.
What is Unitarian Universalism all about anyway? What holds us together in this non-creedal faith? Why do Unitarian Universalist churches exist in the first place?