WORSHIP SERVICES are held at 10AM. RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION SERVICES are held simultaneously for your children.
August 11 “Fairgrounds and Blue Highways” (Rev. Michael)
Rambling is one of the things many people like to do in the summer: heading out on a backroad adventure, listening to music wafting from a bandshell, enjoying “Old Home Days” and country fairs. What is this summer rambling all about? Restlessness? Renewal? Routine? How do we know the difference between searching for truth and making meaning from it?
August 18 “Sometimes it’s the People” (Jenn Wyman)
A church’s message can only go so far. A church with great beliefs may not succeed if the people in the congregation are not inviting and kind. Those on a “church search” will often be more drawn in by how they are received at coffee hour than the sermon they just heard. The importance of community and fellowship cannot be overstated and are so important to the spiritual journey.
August 25 “On Interfaith Community” (Rev. Sandra Whippie)
Today, our good friend Rev. Sandra Whippie joins us to discuss the wonderful interfaith collaborations that are happening in Keene—some of which began right here at KUUC.
September 1 “Potluck Communion” (Carl Jacobs)
IN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Our SEVEN PRINCIPLES and SIX SOURCES Support the Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.
For more information, http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe
To watch a video, https://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/video/use-video
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES
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.
THE SIX SOURCES
These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote.
-Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
-Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
-Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
-Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
-Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
-Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.