Today we’ll observe International Darwin Day: a day that seeks “to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” Specifically, we’ll explore … read more.
Reverend David Kohlmeier
In this much beloved UUFF annual tradition, we’ll celebrate the love and companionship that animals of all kinds bring to our lives. Your pets and animal friends are invited to attend; bring them with you or just bring a picture. We’ll share stories of … read more.
Given how many Unitarian Universalists are also Atheists or skeptics about the supernatural, given our lack of a common creed, what does it mean to call ourselves “a faith community”? What do we mean when we talk about “faith formation” programs instead of … read more.
This day marks the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda: the first-ever declaration of religious freedom by a European nation. Significantly, it was the work of history’s only Unitarian king, John Sigismund of Transylvania! Today we’ll join UU congregations in Transylvania and … read more.
The traditional Christian images of the birth of Jesus are so familiar as to be almost cliché, but they are in fact filled with radical political ideas that their original, first-century Jewish and Roman audience would have clearly seen. We’ll look at the shepherds, the … read more.
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah has roots in ancient resistance to tyranny and brutal religious and ethnic persecution. This morning we’ll consider what lessons this historic rebellion has for our own modern-day struggle against hate.
The Holidays are a difficult time for many us. Many struggle with depression as the dark days of winter increase, while others of us are painfully reminded by all the holiday traditions of loved ones no longer in our lives. Amid the jangle and … read more.
One of the most familiar hymns at this time of year is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The term “Emmanuel” is a title often given to Jesus, but its roots are in Judaism, in the Book of Isaiah. What did this term “Emmanuel” originally mean … read more.
In our annual all-generations Thanksgiving Service, we will look back on the traditional story of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag at the first Thanksgiving, and share corn bread, apple cider, and cranberry juice in thanksgiving for all that is our life.
Violence against immigrants, people of color, Muslims, transgender persons, Jewish persons, and many more are disturbingly on the rise in our nation. Is our Fellowship a place where the stranger is welcome, or one more place where strangers and visitors are feared, or looked … read more.