Speaker: Rev. Douglas Taylor

How This All Gets Better

Reproductive rights are being undermined, our democracy has taken a heavy political blow, Nazis are back in the public square, our society is divided, and corporations continue to post record profits while regular folks suffer economically. And it is not mere pablum when I affirm: … read more.

This Earth, This Sprit

While attending church every Sunday is good, I’ve learned that it is not usually a transformative, identity-shaping experience. That happens more reliably in two other settings: during retreats (such as our annual Spirituality Retreat) and at camp (such as Unirondack).

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Shaking the Faith

This is going to happen. The “Seven Principles” will be revised, rewritten, replaced. These particular words and phrases have been powerfully important to us for more than a generation. But they are going to be changed. What won’t change is the values and message behind … read more.

Rooted in Beauty

We are meant to be connected. We are meant to have roots that go down and also runners that travel out! We are meant to be in this together so we all might thrive. All this isolation and division around us cannot last and does … read more.

Agreements and Tensions

Over the centuries, we UUs have kept a ‘freedom of conscience’ concept in our central definitions of ourselves. We are not going to insist we all believe the same. This means we have some significant tensions around our beliefs. I find this makes them more … read more.

A Harbor of Hope

This Sunday afternoon we will open our building to visitors as part of the Sacred Sites Tours. Is there something particular about our theology and our message that can be seen in our building? Let us consider tangible ways our faith shows up around our … read more.

Soul Stories

I love a good story. Many stories have nourished my soul. Not all of them are profound or necessarily spiritual, although many are. This morning let me share a sampling of the better stories that have aided me in my journey. 

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Passages

Join us for our beloved passages service in which we celebrate Births, Deaths, and Marriages from within our congregation, as well as honor New Members and Bridging youth. After the service we will have our Annual Congregational Meeting.

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Ugly Tao

Early in the Tao Te Ching, (chapter 2) we are introduced to the paradox of polarities: good and bad, tall and short, beautiful and ugly. The lesson seems to be to embrace both ends of the pole as meaningless.  Or are they both equally meaningful? Or … read more.