“So, what do you actually believe in?” is a question I occasionally get after telling someone I am a Unitarian Universalist. And, if I’m honest, it’s not the easiest question to answer. Another question I’m asked is, “So, do you all believe in God, or what?” which isn’t so easy to answer either. This Sunday we will consider these questions and, hopefully, grow our delight with one of our Tradition’s greatest virtues: diversity.
Music: Ray Kraemer
Sunday, January 14: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service – The Rev. Brian Mason
This Sunday we will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will consider his commitment to championing civil rights and efforts to expand racial and economic justice, and how his work continues to inspire justice movements at work in our society today.
Music: Jacob and Molly Roseman
Sunday, January 21: By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them – The Rev. Brian Mason
Many of you may be familiar with the saying “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Summarily, it means you can tell a lot about a person by observing their conduct, allegiances, and interests. The great Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams wrote: “The quality of one’s associations determines the character and meaning of one’s existence.” In other words, “By their groups shall ye know them.” So much can be gleaned by learning someone’s associations. And so it goes for churches as well. Our conversation this morning will investigate the risks and rewards of voluntary associations, such as a church, and the very distinct way we UUs create and sustain them.
Music: Karen Zuidema
Sunday, January 28: For What It’s Worth – Richard Olson
One can tell a lot about any individual or group by examining what they value, whether these values are expressed in words or actions. Often our values clash and the discussion of ‘what-is-worth-what’ can be divisive. What drives us to draw battle lines and join in the skirmish when we aren’t even sure what the issues are?
Music: Karmen Teigen