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We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Guided by the UUA Principles and Purposes, our mission is to live in harmony with each other and nature, and to act with peace, compassion, and justice for all.

UUA PRESS RELEASE

Stop Calling the Police and Start Eradicating Anti-Blackness

As we mourn the death of George Floyd and other Black people killed by police, and as we respond to COVID-19, which continues to disproportionately impact Black communities, the UUA denounces anti-Black racism and the inherent violence of policing. Police brutality is a symptom of white supremacy and anti-Black racism, and as people of faith and conscience dedicated to justice and liberation, we must name this truth.

This is an invitation for all UU individuals and congregations to pause and do some deep self-reflection on the ways in which we are called to confront and combat these forces.
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First UU News and Events

Banned Books and Us

by Dacia Reid and Eva Riebold Footnotes for the message are HERE. Our Opening Words this morning are the words of Sophia Lyon Fahs – a Unitarian Religious Educator whose work made its way into Read more…

Days of Awe

AV Coordinator Luna teaches us a little bit about the High Holy Days in Judaism – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. TRANSCRIPT Moment of Perspective – Someone Among You is a Messiah – AJ Fox Read more…

Labor in the Pulpit

Homily by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman An Ingathering Greeting – UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray The opening words are by Rev Megan Visser. We enter this space for kindness and comfort.May rough-worn hands and aching backs Read more…

Liberating Our Liberties

by Mike Brown Moment of Perspective – AJ Fox – “Pause and Get Perspective” Moments The opening words are A Gift to Offer the World, by Rev Lisa Friedman. We touch the floorto remember that Read more…

Liberation

by Charles Gray, Jessica Wirges, and AJ Fox The opening words are Another World is Possible, by Rev Ashley Horan. Another world is possible.We say it, again and again,even when the proof lies somewhere beyond Read more…

Resilience: Strength + Flexibility

Homily by Eva Riebold Moment of Perspective – AJ Fox The opening words are by Amy McKenzie Quinn. Welcome to this common, sacred space.Common, because we are all welcome.Sacred, because here we transform the ordinaryand Read more…

Cultivating Community Resilience

Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman delivers a message about Community Resilience for one of the Welcoming Renewal services. Moment of Perspective – This is Not the End of My Story – AJ Fox The opening words are Read more…

Truer Stories

by Rev Dr Kelly Murphy Mason, UU Society of Wellesley Hills, MA (originally delivered Oct 28, 2018)read by Elizabeth Self Moment of Perspective – Holding Space for Community Concerns – AJ Fox The opening words Read more…

Return to Nature’s Playground

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman Moment of Perspective Pride at First UU – What is Pride? What is Welcome? The opening words are from Chloe Rain: The Summer Solstice is a time to reflect on your Read more…

The Power of Play

by Jessica Wirges The opening words are by George Bernard Shaw.We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. Prelude:Children’s SongsPublic Domain Nursery RhymesPerformed by Jessica Wirges, Eugene Wirges, Read more…

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