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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

Tell Us a Story

Throughout the month of May, we’re excited to explore the “Story” theme. As we continue to imagine what and who we are becoming as we live out our Unitarian Universalist principles together, our stories help Read more…

On Becoming Together

By Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman Moment of Perspective – The Frog – AJ Fox A new twist on a classic fairytale. Credit for the story given to Rev. Christopher Buice. The opening words are The Heart Read more…

Becoming Alive Again

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman The observance of both Easter and Passover provide an opportunity for us to remember sacred stories that have breathed life into weary people for thousands of years. As we feel the Read more…

Committed to Growing

by Emmie Seaman Ode to Dirty Fingernails by Dacia Reid Echo of woodpecker wafts on morning airWorm spouts pock the pathPurple spears of crocus reach heavenward Repeating shrill of bird callCelebrates the golden pink dawn Read more…

Spring Spirit

Betty Ridge and Susanne Bounds offer a message observing and celebrating the spring equinox. Moment of Perspective – Spring is like a perhaps hand Persephone, our AV Coordinator, shares a few thoughts about Spring followed Read more…

Committed to Serving

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. May it be so for us today!

Committed to Change

Our opening words are  “Many Paths” by Martha Kirby Capo. As we enter this sacred, silent space,Let us renew both our commitment and our covenant:There are those among us who have endured a loss in Read more…

The Building Blocks of Beloved Community

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman Rev. Jan Christian, Congregational Life Staff for the Pacific Western Region of the UUA wrote: “Establishing and maintaining Beloved Community depends on establishing and maintaining covenantal relationships. The covenant is our Read more…

Loving Our Enemies

by Jaimee McGuire Dust of Snow by AJ Fox Our opening words today are Do Not Be Alone Right Now, by Rev Karen G Johnston. Do not be alone right now. Gather together. Gathering together Read more…

To Be Loved

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman An exploration of the many ways we practice love, especially those that build Beloved Community. As Love Moves Outward Activity Our Director of Religious Education, AJ Fox, shared this meditation on Read more…

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