UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement on Thursday, July 27, in response to Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Continue reading
We grew up in Methodist households and John’s father was a minister. Not only was the Church our religious underpinning, it was also the community where we made our friends and found our mates. However, by the time we immigrated to the U.S. in 1967 we were on our way to becoming skeptics.
We are in a period of change and great potential. I, as an Agnostic Unitarian Universalist, want to share a Biblical quote with you. Good prose is good prose.
If you need a good laugh, come to the talent show tonight at 7 p.m. Sam and I will sing again, which tends to cause people to laugh, or at least smile.
We’re writing with what we expect is the same urgent sense of concern you’re feeling about the results of the presidential election and what will follow. Based on the many conversations we’ve had with each other, people of our communities, our partners, and those most likely to face looming threats, we’ve concluded that in these extraordinary times we must be united in purpose to protect the values of our democracy and those vulnerable populations among us.
A reminder that the focus groups scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15 have been postponed. Stay tuned for when they will be rescheduled. Your participation is needed to look back from whence you came since the Pacific Northwest District’s Healthy Congregations report of 2013. Begin to think about what has changed, what have you learned, and what do you value that you feel should be carried forward into RVUUF’s future.
This Sunday’s service, Jan. 15, will focus on the life and legacy of Rev. D. Martin Luther King, Jr, who as a young man led our country in a civil rights movement in the 1950s to 1960s. As we approach a new administration in the White House, 50-plus years later, our need has never been greater than to learn from Dr. King and his faithful followers who tirelessly and non-violently worked for justice, poverty and peace for the American people. I hope you’ll join me, the choir, and each other as we come together to strengthen our resolve to resist injustices in the lives of the American people. Our privilege to worship in freedom touches our gratitude for all that is our life, so let us come together in peace and thanksgiving. See you Sunday at 10:25 a.m.
In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court established federal recognition of marriage between same-sex partners. Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding the decision.