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Members(hip) Matters

Editor’s Note: Today’s post was written before the events of last week on our Facebook Page. I will write more about all of that, maybe as soon as this week, but for now, this was the follow-up we had planned, presented as intended when it was written. Last week, I wrote a post about the […]

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No, Your Neighbor is Probably Not a Unitarian Universalist

I’ve recently seen people share this post from December 2019 written Jonathan Tjarks and shared in several places: The mistaken premise of the article is that because Unitarian Universalism doesn’t have a creed, “central message of the UU church is that you can believe anything you want…” though this claim is contradicted immediately with the […]

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Monday Mediation: Free Faith, Assembly Required

Unitarian Universalism has a core. The five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion outline a stable and lasting foundation on which we each build our own spiritual life. They are not specific to Unitarian Universalism, but they provide boundaries within which we roam. Along with the wide field of the 7 Principles our congregations have agreed […]

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Religious Education is Worth Investing In.

Some things to consider as many congregations start getting their budget ready for the spring congregational meetings: Who are the most vulnerable people in your church? Who are the people who are the most impressionable? Who are the people who need the most guidance in their search for truth and meaning? Which group of people […]

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Setting Boundaries and Being Welcoming: Acceptance and Encouragement

Richard, in a comment on a recent post about what it means to be a UU, thinks that our opposition to certain political positions, our rejection of certain movements and slogans, makes us hypocritical. We’ve hidden the comment where it originally appeared because it was wildly off-topic. We did want to address the comment, though: […]

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