In this sermon we will explore how our society — and how we, personally, — show justice, equity, and compassion for people with mental health challenges. It will challenge us to explore if we are really living this principle when things get uncomfortable. We will discuss why and how living this principle can be harder for mental health than physical health. And it will examine how much are we comfortable with, and what many do when we reach our limits.
Not-so-traditional traditional Service celebrating birth, families, possibilities, and renewal. Songs, stories, readings, candlelight will fill the barn and our hearts.
This service will explore the big question: God? Don’t expect any answers, just a lot more questions. Like where: Where does God fit into Unitarian Universalism? Where does God fit into my belief system? Where does God fit into yours? Does the word God turn you off? Scare you? Are you comfortable with the language of reverence? Come find out.
The annual Holiday Potluck with follow after the Service. All are welcome.
Members of the Fellowship will share thoughts about aspects of their spiritual beliefs or journeys, which may include their doubts, or questions they are working through.
Please bring donations for the local Food Shelf.
We welcome back Rev. Jennifer Pader as guest speaker as we continue this year’s theme on the exploration of the second UU Principle. We’ll look at the fascinating history of some utopian communities in New England (including a famous Unitarian attempt at paradise on earth). What did these groups have in common with MMUUF as “beloved community”? Where did they fail and where did they triumph? Come walk into the space of ritual and celebration, idealism and interconnectedness this Thanksgiving season!
Rev. Pader, M.Div., STM, LMSW was the Affiliate Minister for Pastoral Care of the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. Jennifer has led several services for MMUUF over the last couple of years.
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. The second principle is justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Bill Sessions, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for Vermont, in this Service titled “Passing Judgment,” will speak about how this principle is reflected in his career as a Judge.
This Service will introduce the theme for several of this year’s Services – the second principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
Reverend Roddy O’Neil Cleary, former UU minister for the Burlington UU Church, is our guest minister this week.
After our summer break, we return to Services this week. This Service will be our annual Gather the Waters, when we share meaningful moments from the summer. You may bring a small container of water to join with the water of others in a common vessel.
This special Sunday we will celebrate Coming of Age for two of our teens. We will hear from them about their spiritual journeys and hear special thoughts and wishes from their families and friends. All are invited to offer your own thoughts and wishes during the Fellowship response. Following the service, we will enjoy a potluck … Continued