Social Inclusion and Colors of Perception

How we view the world is not necessarily through our eyes, but more times than not thru the color of our skin. Whether it be within the framework of our own denomination, or that of our Republic, the struggle to bring to balance, equality, and justice to all is on-going and sometimes profoundly challenging—even for those of us who have worked long and hard toward embracing diversity in our religious communities and in our nation. This is a very important Sunday to be together as we reflect upon what it means to be a human family in a
multi-racial, multi-cultural world.

To Bless the Space Between Us

The Rev. Cynthia A. Frado will return to our pulpit for this in-gathering Sunday entitled, “To Bless the Space Between Us.” We will hold our annual Water Communion (bring your own or pour from our pitchers) where we come together from the far corners of our lives to celebrate this tradition that calls each of us into a deeper communion with our values and with each other. Due to recent events related to Hurricane Harvey, we will be recognizing both the sacredness and the power of water to help and to hinder.

What Endures

The poet Philip Levine wrote, “Some things/ you know all your life.They are so simple and true/ they must be said without elegance, meter and rhyme/ they must be laid out on the table beside the salt-shaker, the glass of water . . . “ What are the things that endure in your life, the very things among so many that you value most of all? We will consider where the material world leaves off and the realm of dignity, identity, love, and meaning in our lives begins.

Mary Herman, a UUA Affiliate Minister and a member of our UU Society, will speak at the last of our summer services before our regular congregational year resumes.