SERVICES are held at 10AM. Childcare available in our nursery. Handicapped accessible parking and entrance is located at the Taylor Street door.
IN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Our Seven Principles Support the Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.
For more information, http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
February 18: “Women and Islam: The Veil and Other Costumes and Customs” (Rev. Mellen Kennedy)
Much controversy is stirring about the Muslim tradition of women’s wearing of a head scarf or veil. What is this about? How do we balance religious tolerance and women’s rights? What do we make of this as westerners and or as liberals? How does this connect with other traditions and habits of dress? Let’s explore this charged topic together. You’re invited to bring a scarf, hoodies, or hat to the service if You choose.
A Prayer of Grief and Hope for Parkland, by Rev. Olivia Holmes
Too many have died, o spirit of life, too many children, too many adults devoted to teaching, coaching, and caring for our children. Let us grieve, and let us pray.
On Wednesday, Valentine’s day, 14 more children and 3 more caring adults died in the senseless violent attack of Nikolas Cruz, just 19 himself. Nikolas is not much more than a child himself, expelled from school after both his adopted father and adopted mother had died; a troubled young man struggling with life on his own. Let us grieve, and let us pray.
How many must die? Since the Sandy Hook killings in 2012, over 400 children and adults have been shot in over 200 school shootings. What does it take to stop school shootings? What must we do? Let us grieve, and let us pray.
Let us grieve and let us pray for the 14 students and 3 caring adults who died on Wednesday at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Let us speak their names, softly, to ourselves, and join our grief with the grief of their families, their friends, their schoolmates.
Scott Beigel, 35, teacher
Aaron Feis, assistant football coach who looked out for troubled kids
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, soccer player
Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, freshman, funny and sweet
Nicholas Dworet, 17, swimmer headed for college
Jaime Guttenberg, 14, dancer, caring friend to her special needs cousin
Christopher Hixon, 49, athletic director and great coach
Luke Hoyer, 15, basketball player with a huge heart
Cara Loughran, 14, excellent student who loved the beach
Gina Montalto, 14, school winter color guard team, a beautiful soul
Joaquin Oliver, “Guac,” 17, basketball player who loved to write poetry
Alaina Petty, 14, member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and selfless church volunteer
Meadow Pollack, 18, smart, beautiful and caring; headed for college in 2018
Helena Ramsay, 17, smart and thoughtful, bringing out the best in everyone
Alex Schachter, 14, a sweetheart and trombone player in the school marching band
Carmen Schentrup, 16, a 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
Peter Wang, 15, member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, a good friend to everyone
Let us grieve for the future 14 bright, loving, talented teenagers will never get to live.
Let us grieve for the 3 adults who lost their lives trying to protect those children.
Let us grieve for all the loved ones left behind; their loss is inconsolable.
Let us grieve for all those in this country who are afraid for their children. They worry when and where
this will happen again; for unless we do something, it will happen again.
Let us grieve. Too many children have died. Too many caring adults – teachers, mentors, coaches, have died.
Let us grieve, and let us pray, together, that we might play some part, however small, however local, to make our church and our world safe for all our children; for all our children and for all.
In faith in our faith and in us to be healers in a broken and hurting world.
Many of us are at that time of life when we are beginning to make our will and plan our estate. Have you ever thought of leaving a gift for KUUC? It’s really a simple process. Contact Susan with any questions that you have or for samples of language you can use to make certain the terms are as you would like them to be.