Each Sunday morning, our congregation recites our covenant – our promises to one another about how we will be together – and we promise to “seek the truth in love.” At the heart of liberal religion is not just the freedom, but the responsibility to engage thoughtfully in a search for truth and meaning, to find for ourselves spiritual practices that ground us and nurture us, and to listen with an open heart and mind to those with whom we disagree.
Some of this search may happen individually, through reading and individual practices. We offer a library full of resources for those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, liberal religion, world religions, and more. Our Contemplative Practices group is a resource for people seeking to learn more about sustaining a personal practice.
We offer adult classes on a variety of subjects, usually led by congregants, that may happen during Sunday School at 9:30 am or at other times throughout the week according to the nature of the class and the leader’s schedule. See the calendar for upcoming classes.
Covenant Groups are an important way many of our congregants make deeper connections and explore their spiritual journey in a small group. There is a drop-in group that explores the monthly worship theme on the first Sunday of each month from October through May, open to all. Regular groups require a longer-term commitment; there is an enrollment period to join in January.
We recognize that strong, resilient relationships need to be able to negotiate conflict, and our Restorative Circles process is one way we seek to maintain relationships in the midst of conflict. Our members who have undergone facilitator training periodically offer workshops in reflective listening that offer everyone an opportunity to strengthen their communication and conflict resolution skills.
We encourage everyone to put their faith into action through some form of service, within and beyond the congregation. There are myriad ways to get involved, and in giving and receiving we strengthen our own spirits and build Beloved Community.
New and not sure where to start? Maybe our Exploring Membership class is right for you. Participants get to know one another and the minister, share their spiritual journeys, learn a little about Unitarian Universalist history and the history of this particular congregation, and take time to explore different opportunities for service and learning in the church. Check the calendar for upcoming sessions, and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.