Topic: UU Principles

Rev. James Reeb: What Is Required of Us?

On Monday, March 8, 1965, the day after Bloody Sunday, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King sent a telegram appeal to all faiths, urging clergy and all people of faith to come to Selma, Alabama to support their efforts of establishing equal voting rights. Rev. James … read more.

LGBT Rights: We Will Not Go Back!

These are frightening times. What we are seeing and hearing – who could have foreseen it? There were warnings, but they went mostly unheard. So I have two messages that may seem contradictory. First: please do not be naïve. Second: please do not despair. Naïveté … read more.

Preserving Our Shared Legacies

Riverside’s historic Chinatown site at Brockton and Tequesquite has been a subject of public negotiation since the 1980’s. The site has been designated as a significant landmark at the city, county, state, and federal levels, yet there is a constant threat to the archaeological resources … read more.

Flower Communion

The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.

Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by … read more.

Stirrings Of Compassion

Today, we will focus on Compassion — how it is learned, how it is taught, and how we are moved to acts of compassion. Since February is Black History month, our speaker, Lauren Young, has chosen to share some of the lessons she learned about … read more.

Honoring our Stewardship of Nature

As fellow inhabitants of this planet, the earth is our common home. We are temporary residents of this amazing world and partake of its gifts and resources during our stay. What kind of guests should we be? What conditions will we leave … read more.

What Does “Faith” Mean?

“Faith” has different meanings for each of us, especially among UUs. We’ll be delving into these different meanings and look for what we have in common.

Len Hayward has a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School and is an initiated Druid in the … read more.