Topic: Ancestors

“Looking Forward, Looking Back”

On May 12, 1961, the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America merged to form our combined faith and the Unitarian Universalist Association. On this, the 60th anniversary of that merger, we will remember that history, reflect on how far our faith has … read more.

“The Progressive Religious Impulse”

Unitarian Universalism is a relatively new approach to religion, and also has ancient roots. What is the thread that connects us to our past and informs how we approach our future? And how does being aware of this thread help us live our lives today?

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“Christmas Eve”

For Unitarian Universalists, Christmas Eve is a night of celebration and wonder. We remember that each night a child is born is a holy night and that we are connected to one another through ancient tradition and ritual. Join us for this special evening service … read more.

“The Longest Night”

The Winter Solstice is the threshold where we pass from longer nights to longer days. This is a sweet and sacred time. In community we reflect and imagine as we cross this threshold together. Join us for this ritual of firelight, sharing, and song.
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“Remembrance Sunday”

Across culture and religious tradition, at this time of the year people of faith honor those who have died and connect more deeply with their ancestors. In this year where we have experienced so much death and grief, we need now more than ever space … read more.

“You Never Know Who is Listening”

This week, Martha Barnette, the co-host of NPRs “A Way With Words”, will lead our worship service. She will reflect on her dad’s personal story of being born into abject poverty in the mountains of North Carolina — literally in a log cabin! … read more.

Our Shared Story

Angel Hundley and the Reverend Alice Syltie, featuring photographs by Barbara Hitt, and music by Alli Johnson

Intellectually we know if we go back far enough, we are all related. What would it mean though if we really internalized and owned our shared ancestral story? How … read more.

Embracing our Ancestry

Our theme for November is Ancestry. One definition of Ancestry is “persons comprising a line of lineage.” Some of the people making up the long line of our lineage are blood relatives, others are part of the ancestral history that we claim as ours. Our … read more.