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 sacred promise of meaningful relationship, which we mutually develop by inquiring into our deeply held 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 grows courage: in ourselves and in others who see the numbers swelling. It is a 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 love as part of the Valentine’s Day service on February 14th, 2021. It was partially Read more…

Walking with the Wind

The Beloved Community [is] not a goal or destination, and it was not any kind of idealistic, Christian utopian dream, but instead a way of being – spiritually, politically, economically, emotionally, intellectually. Beloved Community is an attitude, an orientation of the heart; it’s a disciplined understanding of your own relationship to other people, to everyone else on the planet, to every living thing. If you are religious, this is a religious discipline, and it goes by many names. If you are seeking spiritual wholeness, spiritual balance, it is a spiritual discipline. If you are an ethical humanist, it is a deliberate moral stance. It is a daily practice, a spiritual politics, that requires inclusivity, nonviolence, and the hard discipline of radical hospitality. It requires love, agape…

Imagine Beloved Community

by Michael Rodrigues Jr, Mike Brown, Monica McNeal, and Susanne Bounds Our Chalice Lighting words are from Fulgence Ndagijamana in Lifting Our Voices: Readings in the Living Tradition: When strangers meet, endless possibilities emerge…Each is called to serve something larger than the self.Today, this morning, let’s light the chalice:for opennessesfor Read more…