Universal Salvation and the Inherent Worth of Every Person

Universal salvation was introduced to America 250 years ago by John Murray. The message of a loving God and the hope of salvation for all was a welcome antidote to Calvin’s doctrine of predestination, as preached by the Puritans. They believed that, at the beginning of time, God had chosen who would be saved, only to condemn the rest to eternal suffering. Since then, the idea of universal salvation was broadened to become our principles of social justice and equality. Many churches today still reject persons of color, require women to submit to men, believe homosexuality is a sin, and contend that only those who believe as they do will be saved. Our tradition of universal salvation offers hope, acceptance and sanctuary to those doomed by other religions. There will be a discussion of the sermon at noon.
We hope to see you in person! Masks are required. Here is the current in-person gathering policy.

Online information ..
Meeting ID: 979 8969 6520 
Passcode: 183183
Phone: +1 929 205 6099

Order of Service: uubinghamton.org/order-of-service/

UUCB Social Hour

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. We also host a Zoom Social Hour at 11:45 after our service. In that session we will take a minute for any special announcements before doing our usual break-out rooms. Same Zoom information as for the service.