Topic: Delight

Ever Willing: Becoming the People Our World Needs

On June 25, at 9 am MDT, “GA Sunday,” UUFD will come together, in the sanctuary and online, to join several thousand other UUs, attending GA in-person and online, for this UU Tradition of Sunday morning worship. The preacher, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, is Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan. … Continue reading Ever Willing: Becoming the People Our World Needs

In Praise of Frolicking

This sermon title may sound frivolous, but overwork is a serious issue from many points of view – medical, spiritual, and even political.  In the 1950s, futurists were predicting a four-day work week and a surplus of leisure time.  They worried about that: what would people do with all that spare time?  Decades later, this was a non-issue; … Continue reading In Praise of Frolicking

Truthiness and Atonement

Several years ago the comedian Colbert coined the term “truthiness:” that is, truth which is determined by intuition and perception without regard to evidence, facts, or logic. In contrast, how might we practice and promote conversation grounded in substance and reliability? What might we learn from a teenage “busy-body,” a character in Ian McEwan’s novel … Continue reading Truthiness and Atonement

The Story of Membership

I wonder if anyone has heard stories about Unitarian Universalism being an “anything goes” sort of religion, or that Unitarian Universalists don’t need to believe in anything. Let’s reframe those “anything goes” stories, to consider a constructive framework which defines free religion and membership in Unitarian Universalism. We’ll tell the positive story of why membership … Continue reading The Story of Membership