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Celebrating the Roots of Our Fellowship – A Book

Hardbound, softbound and e-copies of Celebrating the Roots of Our Fellowship are now available. This book celebrates the first fifty years of our congregation (1967 – 2017) as we continue working together to build the Beloved Community for the Future.  More information»

UU’s Pentagon Papers Connection

With the release of The Post directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, the story of the Pentagon Papers has rekindled public conversation about the importance of a free press. The film’s release couldn’t have come at a more relevant time. Its historical dramatization of how an administration tried to stop the Washington Post from printing parts of the report detailing US involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 speaks to what we see happening now: a president openly attacking news outlets and making accusations of “fake news.” While the film focuses on the Washington Post, the story doesn’t end there. In October 1971, Beacon Press released … Continued

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Board Approves 5-Year Strategic Plan

The newly approved strategic plan, a culmination of many months of work, is based on the Strategic Summit process held last spring and the work of the subsequent action planning groups. The goals, objectives and tasks outlined in this plan will help define, shape, focus and prioritize the next five years of UUFD’s congregational life. Copies of the Strategic Plan 2017-2022 are available in Bowman Hall. Read the full document here»

UUA President Meets Common Read Authors

A recent Facebook post by Rev. Susan Fredrick-Gray: What a gift it was to be with Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen today, authors of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want. This is one of our UUA Common Reads this year. Frances and Adam shared some of the stories and messages in and behind their new book including this one that spoke to me of both what is needed and what I myself have come to know: “In this moment of extreme threat, we come to see that the opposite of evil is no longer goodness. It is courage. Goodness without action isn’t good … Continued

Disaster Response and Resources

Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—have experienced extraordinary devastation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. UUA’s disaster relief efforts have expanded in response. More information»

UUA/UUSC Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund. We’re holding all of those affected in our hearts and prayers and we are in touch with local Unitarian Universalists so we can meet needs as they arise. Once the pathways for action become clear, we can effectively support the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas in the months to come. Details and donation/volunteer form»

UUA President Condemns Directive Banning Transgender People from Military Service

UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s directive banning transgender people from entering the military: I condemn in the strongest terms President Trump’s immoral directive banning transgender people from entering the military and revoking health care support for those currently serving. Unitarian Universalists unequivocally support the full humanity of people across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, including the right of transgender people to serve in the military. This is yet another attack from this administration on the humanity, dignity, and fundamental rights of people in this country. Even more disturbing, this attack targets those who have committed their lives to faithful service. … Continued

Love Showed Up in Charlottesville

 “…We came to Charlottesville to bear peaceful witness but were met with hate and racist violence. My heart has been broken and I am deeply troubled by what is happening in this community and across this country…” Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray More»