Radical Welcome

Radical WelcomeUnitarian Universalist Community of the MountainsSeptember 17, 2023Lindsay Dunckel & Randy McKean As an institution like UUCM, we can offer an invitation: “Join us!” with a coda “and share in what we do here;” we can offer inclusivity: “Come!” with a coda “help us be diverse;” or we can offer radical welcome: “Bring your […]

There’s a River Flowing: Are you in?

There’s a River Flowing: Are you in?Unitarian Universalist Community of the MountainsSeptember 10, 2023Rev. Kevin Tarsawith Gail Johnson Vaughan and Cheryl Morris, Worship Associates This year’s Water Communion service not only invites us to celebrate the importance of true community, every more vital in these times, it will also invite members to claim, truly, their […]

Holding It Together

Holding It TogetherUnitarian Universalist Community of the MountainsSeptember 3, 2023Rev. Kevin Tarsawith Carol Nimick, Worship Associate After a summer exploring our shared values, we draw the ends of all the summer service threads – and so draw ourselves – together, looking once again for the glue that binds us and what we care about. Song […]

Mirrors and Windows

We UUs claim that we embrace our differences as well as our commonalities with love, curiosity, and respect.  If only! To be fair, we do try, and more to the point, we aspire to such an embrace. Maybe that embrace is not as out of reach as it seems.  […]

The Camp-In

As a group of UUCM members and friends spend this weekend camping and connecting in the Sierra Buttes, we figured we’d join their campout in spirit and ritual by having a “camp-in” at UUCM! […]

Love in Public: Not either / or

“Politics and religion don’t mix,” so the warning goes, though in fact they are very much bound up with one another. […]

Fences & Defenses

We UU’s declare that every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness. It’s just that […]

Never Complete, Never Perfect

Never Complete, Never PerfectUnitarian Universalist Community of the MountainsJuly 23, 2023Rev. Kevin Tarsawith Cheryl Morris & Carol Nimick, Worship Associates Openness to change is fundamental to our Unitarian and Universalist heritages, never complete and never perfect.  In what ways are we seeking to grow as individuals and as a community?  How can we transform our […]

Ever Willing: Becoming the people our world needs

Ever Willing: Becoming the people our world needsUnitarian Universalist Community of the MountainsJuly 16, 2023Rev. Manish Mishra-MarzettiUUA General Assembly 2023 The pandemic has wrought change and created uncertainty for institutions, like our Unitarian Universalist congregations, and our wider world.  Who and what are we becoming, individually and collectively?  The 2023 “GA” Sunday service explores these […]