Topic: Community

“Baby, We Need a Barn-Raising”

Pandemic isolation has had a deep impact on mental health and community dynamics. How can we show up with authenticity—virtually and in-person—as we continue to exercise caution due to COVID-19. Rev. Erin Walter will reflect on spiritual resources for mental health and our calling to … read more.

“Love in the Time of Misinformation”

In the last 18 months, many of us have radically changed our daily lives to help combat an unprecedented pandemic. This already difficult time has been made more troubling by a wave of misinformation — online, on TV, and in the minds and mouths of … read more.

“Onward and Upward”

For generations, our Universalist and Unitarian ancestors-in-faith sought to grow the Beloved Community by fostering “the continuity of human development in all worlds, or, the progress of humanity onward and upward forever.” And yet, we know that progress is never linear, that there are … read more.

“There’s No Time!”

If someone asked you if you had a moment to contemplate and rest, might you respond, “There’s no time!”? Me, too. Many of us have been there, at least sometimes, grinding it out here in capitalism—caregivers, parents, laborers, teachers, workers, students, organizers, nurses, and others. … read more.

“Becoming Beloved”

Our Universalist roots call us to an embracing, all-encompassing, salvific Love. This universal love meets us where we are and crucially also asks us to grow more whole through our encounters with each other. To embody this love, we must transform and be transformed by … read more.

Commitment Sunday

Who we love, who we choose, how we support each other, this is what tells us who we are and what we value. David Brooks writes, “Our lives are stories of recommitment.” We are nearing the threshold, we are visioning the time to come when … read more.