Author: J Thompson

Chalica: Day One

All this week we’re observing Chalica: an emerging holiday where, each day, we’re invited to live more deeply into our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles through ordinary, simple acts. These principles articulate the core ethics of our liberal religious tradition. What happens when we put our … read more.

2019 General Assembly in Spokane: Day 3

And I thought Wednesday was busy!

Our opening worship was led by folk from the UU Church of Spokane, with a sermon by local Baptist minister, the Rev. Happy Watkins. Rev. Happy spoke of his partnership with local UUs, and the work they did together on … read more.

2019 General Assembly in Spokane: Day 2

A typical day at General Assembly is packed full, with worship, workshops, deep conversations, and many opportunities to sink as deep as you want into almost every aspect of religious life.

Today started with worship. UUA President, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, spoke about our Unitarian Universalist … read more.

2019 General Assembly in Spokane: Day 1

The Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) is where delegates from our many member congregations gather together to do the work of our larger faith. It’s an exciting opportunity to learn in a wide variety of workshops, to do expansive worship together, and to vote on … read more.

In Times of National Chaos, Our Alternative

“It feels like everything is on fire.”

That’s what a local resident of Falmouth recently said to me about the state of our nation, and I agree. These are difficult times. It’s hard to keep track of which oppressed or endangered minority is being attacked now, … read more.

Vote Yes on Question 3! It is the only moral choice.


Yesterday at the vigil in solidarity with the Tree of Life Congregation, Rabbi Elias of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation told us one way we can show solidarity with the Jewish community: “support transgender rights.” How are these related? Because, as Rabbi Elias explained, when all … read more.

Black Lives Matter at UU Falmouth!


Recently a local Falmouth family had their “Black Lives Matter” yard signs stolen, and this isn’t the first time “Black Lives Matter” signs in our community have been stolen or vandalized. It’s a reminder that intolerance and racism are alive on the Upper Cape, even … read more.

Finding a Language of Reverence

Our fellowship is non-creedal, meaning there are no specific beliefs you need to have or pretend to have in order to be full members of our community. Our fellowship includes Atheists, Agnostics, and Theists (believers in a God). We include Humanists, Christians, Buddhists, Neo-Pagans, Jewish … read more.

Resurrecting the Humanist Heart

What follows is the text of Rev. David’s sermon manuscript from April 15, 2018. The sermon references an essay by Amanda Poppei: the leader/minister of the Washington Ethical Society. You can read an excerpt from Poppei’s essay here


Resurrecting the Humanist Heart

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