Topic: Uncertainty

Blind People and an Elephant

There’s a story about varying views of the Divine illustrated by blind people describing an elephant.  They each describe a piece of the elephant, each sharing their personal truth and together they witness to a universal truth.  The parallel being that we each hold personal religious truths which, when combined with others, speaks to a … Continue reading Blind People and an Elephant

The Biggest Mystery

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Biggest Mystery
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Rev. Forrest Church defined religion as “our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die.” How does our religion respond to that dual reality? Let’s explore the many ways humans view dying, death and the afterlife. Through music, story and reflection we will delve into ideas about what happens when … Continue reading The Biggest Mystery

Views from General Assembly

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Views from General Assembly
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General Assembly (the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association) just happened in late June. Unitarian Universalists join from around the globe to worship, witness, learn, connect and make policy. Today we will hear about what happened at the General Assembly and how experiences of our national faith organization might inform our personal and congregational … Continue reading Views from General Assembly

Next Level Spirituality

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Next Level Spirituality
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Since 2016, churches, synagogues, and mosques in the United States, have been losing members at a rate of 1% every year. The idea of a supernatural God outside ourselves that can be petitioned is becoming increasingly problematic in our modern world. With both the Bible and Ralph Waldo Emerson as our guides, we might find … Continue reading Next Level Spirituality

SpiritUUality: Reflections and Dialogue

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
SpiritUUality: Reflections and Dialogue
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We don’t have to be religious to be spiritual.  In fact, in even greater numbers than ever before, Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Yet, religious beliefs, or lack of them, greatly influence what people consider “spiritual” experience and practice. Furthermore, because our Unitarian Universalist faith is based on principles not on creeds, … Continue reading SpiritUUality: Reflections and Dialogue

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Events in our world and in our lives get treated as if they were a line with a beginning and an end. Even when we proclaim and celebrate something’s being finally accomplished, there can be more.

Into the Wilderness

We’ve all had wilderness experiences–times when life confronts us with uncertainty, fear and discomfort. The season of Lent observed in Christian faith communities worldwide invites us to embrace the wilderness and see what it has to teach us.
Announcer: Christine Perry