Speaker: Rev. Douglas Taylor

Love Holds the Center

The big news for the coming General Assembly is the changes proposed to our Seven Principles (the Article 2 of our UUA bylaws). Join me in this exploration of our values and the process of change.

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Join us for our annual ceremony to honor the passages and transitions in the life of our congregation. We will celebrate our new members and read the names of all those who have had a birth, marriage, or death from within our congregation. Following this … read more.

100 Flowers

One Hundred years ago, Rev. Norbert Fabian Čapek (pronounced “CHOP-eck”) introduced a new ritual to the people in his congregation. The Flower Communion (or celebration or ceremony) has endured as a much beloved ritual among us. As we celebrate its centennial, we will learn a … read more.

Both Sides

There is a bittersweetness to all of our living, joy and sorrow mingled together. Joni Mitchell’s song “Both Sides Now” reminds us that by embracing the sorrow and loss as well as the joy and love, we can move past our illusions of life to … read more.

The Fire in Your Bowl 

The world around us (and sometimes within) needs more joy, more of us bringing light and life to every situation. As Howard Thurman famously said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world … read more.

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 Spirit

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.