UU Principle #2: Justice, Equity, and Compassion in These Times – August 21, 2022 – Gracie Kendrick

This service is rooted in the 2nd UU Principle we’ve promised to affirm and promote, “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” As Rev. Emily Gage puts it, the 2nd Principle “points us toward something beyond “inherent worth and dignity.” It points us to the larger community. It gets at collective responsibility. It reminds us that treating people as human beings is not simply something we do one-on-one, but something that has systemic implications and can inform our entire cultural way of being.”

UU Principle #8: Your Voice Matters – August 14, 2022 – Gracie Kendrick

UU communities worldwide are in the process of formally adopting an 8th principle articulating a commitment to build diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Join us for a compassionate exploration of this principle from a personal, local and global standpoint with input from UUCM task force leadership, Reverend Kevin and our young leaders. Why is this important and how do we move forward as a community?

UU Principle #5: With Courageous Love – August 7, 2022 – Gail Johnson Vaughan

In today’s world our UUCM mission’s call to Courageous Love is not just a sentiment, but a call to action in keeping with the 5th Principle – We promote and affirm the right of conscience and use of the democratic process. Today’s service will highlight the courage of Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican from Maine who in 1950 risked her political future and answered the call of her conscience to stand up against Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin and his supporters, who were running roughshod over American democracy. Please join special guest Beth Rose and Worship Leader Gail Johnson Vaughan as we bring this story to life.

UU Principle #3: Care and Feeding of Spirit – July 17, 2022 – Cheryl Morris

The third principle calls for the acceptance of one another and the encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. UUCM members have a rich array to ways we feed our spirits. Join us as members weave a tapestry in response to the question: “What feeds your spirit?”. Perhaps you will add a few dishes to your spiritual diet.

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning – July 10, 2022 – Lindsay Dunckel

The first principle might just be the bedrock of UUism; it calls us to accept, way deep down, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. What does this look like when we put it into action? And how would people change if they knew we thought this of them? Join in while we explore this in story and song and. . . real life.

Principled and Purposeful! What does it mean to be UU in these times? – July 3, 2022 – Rev. Kevin Tarsa

We launch our summer theme – asking what our Unitarian Universalist Principles ask of us – by asking what it means to be Unitarian Universalist in these times. And how and why does being UU matter? Freshly informed by the gatherings of UU Ministers and UU members from across the country just one week earlier, we’ll look ahead with principles and with purpose for the spiritual center of this tradition.