Speaker: Rev. Barbara Coeyman

Universalism: A Love that Will Not Let Us Go

Many UUs are more acquainted with Unitarian than Universalist origins of this denomination, even as Universalism was one of the most popular American denominations in the early nineteenth century. Countering Calvinism’s threat of a “hellfire and brimstone” God, our Universalist ancestors understood God as Love. … read more.

1619, not 1776

Here during Black History Month, let’s consider origin stories. There has been much press the past few years about identifying the founding date of the United States not as 1776, instead as 1619, the year the first African slave ship arrived on the shores of Virginia. … read more.

Putting Love at the Center

Unitarian Universalism is grounded on common values, not common beliefs, values defined in Article II of the UUA Bylaws, last revised in 1985. All UUs are encouraged to learn about the proposed revision of Article II. The revision statement places Love as the central, core … read more.

The Centering Power of Trust

As part of a congregational book group during January, some congregants have considered the theme of “Trusting Change.” Trust is essential to authentic personal relationships as well as to thriving communities and congregations. Trust enhances centeredness, that feeling of wholeness, focus, and mission.

Today’s reflections … read more.

Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service: 4 pm

Come, join this holiday tradition. Bring friends and family to this multi-generational service of Lessons and Carols of the season. Music and readings will be offered by UUFD’s members and friends of all ages, followed by the traditional candlelighting ceremony.

Bring holiday treats for a … read more.

The Welcome Presence of Darkness

Sometime in our binary way of thinking about the world, we associate ‘light’ with ‘good’ and ‘dark’ with ‘bad.’ Let’s up-end this thinking by considering darkness as an important component of spiritual deepening and renewal.

Let’s explore how we can find mindfulness and renewal in … read more.

Creating a Community Gratitude Quilt

Gratitude abounds at UUFD as we give thanks for the many gifts we receive from this community: friendship, spiritual deepening, faith development, and more. Let us express gratitude for these gifts by crafting a community quilt. Come, see what we are up to in the … read more.