In the world of religion, where the idea of faith often reigns supreme, the notion of reason and inquiry can sometimes seem out of place. But for the Unitarian Universalist tradition, which has its roots in Humanism, these concepts are not only welcome, but celebrated. Humanism, with its focus on reason, ethics, and social justice, has long been a part of Unitarian Universalism, and has helped to shape its inclusive and open-minded approach to spirituality. By exploring the history and philosophy of Humanism within Unitarian Universalism, we can gain a deeper understanding of this vibrant and diverse religious community and the values that it holds dear.
Learn about the origins of Easter and its ties to the Vernal Equinox, fertility, and rebirth. Easter is named after the Teutonic goddess of spring, and pagans honor her with the word Ostara. Discover the symbolism of eggs and the hare, and how the Equinox represents balance and longer days. Explore the history of Passover and hot cross buns, and how they relate to the celebration of renewal and revivification.
Many people who have become disillusioned with organized religion are finding a welcoming and affirming community in Unitarian Universalism. With its emphasis on individual spiritual exploration and social justice, this faith tradition offers a sense of belonging without the dogma and rigidity often associated with traditional religions. As Unitarian Universalist Association president Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray notes, “We are not just tolerant of diversity, we affirm it. We believe that diversity is a source of strength and that every person has inherent worth and dignity.”
Are you looking for a welcoming community that embraces diversity, promotes social justice, and encourages personal growth? Look no further than the Unitarian Universalist Church! Our church is open to all who seek spiritual fulfillment and ethical guidance. With a focus on individual freedom and social responsibility, our congregation is committed to creating a more just and compassionate world. Come join us and discover the many benefits of being a part of the Unitarian Universalist community.
With the aim of providing some steppingstones into the practices that he spoke about, Allen Blaich would like to provide some resource material for those who attended the service, “The Best Home Ever: Mediatations on the Four Brahmaviharas,” in case they wished to pursue some of the more practical aspects of Brahmavihara contemplation. This link has a great variety of scripts and further helpful references and presents the issue in terms of a more secular viewpoint and refrains from some of the more esoteric and religious concepts. https://positivepsychology.com/loving-kindness-meditation/
Sunday, January 1st!
Doors open at 5pm for hot cider and visiting by the fire.
Potluck dinner at 6pm.
Kris Brown is organizing kid’s games and activities. They’ll be s’mores by the fire after dinner.
Bring your family and friends! It’s open to all!
If you have questions, please contact Angela in the office.
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 1pm – 4pm
Phone: (701) 223-6788
On Monday, October 24th from 6pm to 9pm at the BisMan UU, the first UU Craft Club will meet! Fetch your sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, or any projects that please you and come on up to the BisMan UU! Heck, just come on up and … read more.